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  • Prom queen in a dress? Not this guy this night

    05/22/2010 5:32:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 916+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2010 | Michael Vasquez
    After coming out of the closet this, his senior year at Flanagan High, Omar Bonilla decided to take it a step further: run for prom queen. He almost won -- Bonilla was among the top three vote-getters -- but in the past few days, it all unraveled. Fearful that other students would try to beat up a prom-goer in drag, the school administration asked him to wear a tuxedo to Friday night's dance. And after two meetings with the school principal to plead for the right to wear a dress, Bonilla was slapped with a two-day suspension, the timing of...
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Chris Simcox and Rita Bonilla

    06/12/2009 1:31:05 AM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 5 replies · 580+ views
    Veterans In Politics International ^ | June 12, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Chris Simcox and Rita Bonilla LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net June 13:: Chris Simcox President/Founder of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps and Candidate for US Senator Representing the Great State of Arizona:: Rita Bonilla member of Secured Borders USA and activist "You Don’t Speak For Me!” "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and co-hosted by Ronda Baldwin Kennedy. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the guest or/and hosts...
  • 1 Hurt, 7 Arrested in I-66 Accident (outside DC in VA Illegals nabbed by ICE)

    02/05/2008 5:46:47 PM PST · by RDTF · 22 replies · 132+ views
    WJLA 7 DC ^ | Feb 5, 2008 | not specified
    Virginia State police say one person was hurt and seven others were taken into custody following a two car crash on Interstate-66 that backed up traffic during the Tuesday morning rush hour. -snip- When police questioned the driver, Abdulla Bonilla, he could not provide them with proper identification nor could any of the 6 passengers in his silver Nissan Pathfinder. ABC 7/NewsChannel 8's Suzanne Kennedy reports that Immigrations Customs Enforcement agents took the suspects into a ICE facility in Fairfax where the immigration status of the suspects are being questioned. ICE agents say the seven suspects are Mexican nationals and...
  • Democrat Rodriguez ousts Bonilla from House seat (Ouch - Another GOP Loss!)

    12/12/2006 8:36:19 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 13 replies · 1,118+ views
    Houston (Tex) Chronicle ^ | 12/12/06 | Elizabeth White - AP Reporter
    Former U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez defeated seven-term Republican incumbent Henry Bonilla in a runoff today, adding another Democrat to Congress and deciding Texas' final congressional seat. With more than half the precincts reporting in the state's largest district, Rodriguez had 57 percent to Bonilla's 43 percent. The two were the top vote-getters in a special election held Nov. 7, but neither got 50 percent, prompting the runoff. Rodriguez's win gives Congress another Democrat after the party won control of Congress in the November elections. Texas added one Democrat already in the suburban Houston 22nd Congressional District once held by Republican...
  • Live Texas House Race Tx-23

    12/12/2006 6:08:52 PM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 134 replies · 6,374+ views
    Didn't find a live thread for the texas election results. As of 9:07 EST, the race is as follows (mostly "early" election numbers): ----------------------------------------------- RACE NAME PARTY EARLY VOTES PERCENT TOTAL VOTES PERCENT U. S. Representative District 23 Henry Bonilla - Incumbent REP 14,013 47.81% 16,675 44.86% Ciro D. Rodriguez DEM 15,298 52.19% 20,495 55.14% --------------- --------------- Total Votes Cast 29,311 37,170 Precincts Reported 98 of 267 Precincts 36.70% --------------------------------------------
  • TX-23 Final SurveyUSA Poll (Bonilla-51%; Rodriguez-47%)

    12/11/2006 7:19:16 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 717+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 12/11/06
    Can Republican Bonilla Hang On in TX 23 Runoff? On the eve of the 12/12/06 runoff election in Texas's 23rd Congressional District, incumbent Republican Henry Bonilla appears to edge Democrat Ciro Rodriguez, 51% to 47%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WOAI-TV San Antonio. Since an identical SurveyUSA WOAI-TV poll 1 week ago, on 12/4/06, Bonilla has lost 2 points and Rodriguez has gained 1 point. Among men, Bonilla leads by 10 points, unchanged from last week. Rodriguez's gains have come from women, who picked Bonilla by 3 points last week but now pick Rodriguez by 3 points....
  • Bonilla, Rodriguez Ready For Runoff (TX-23)

    11/09/2006 2:38:04 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 20 replies · 654+ views
    KSAT ^ | 11/9/06
    Bonilla, Rodriguez Ready For Runoff SAN ANTONIO -- Another U.S. House seat could turn Democratic, now that Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla is headed for a runoff against a former House colleague. Bonilla received 49 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting on Wednesday. That put him in a runoff with the second top vote-getter, former U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, who came in with just under 20 percent in an eight-candidate field. Six of the eight were Democrats. Bonilla told reporters Wednesday that he was proud of his campaign team and that he needed to "score one more touchdown."...
  • Rodriguez Announces He Will Stay in Texas 23 Race

    09/01/2006 8:35:00 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 5 replies · 263+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | September 1, 2006 | Bob Benenson
    Democratic former Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez ended a two-day period of political confusion Friday afternoon when he announced he will proceed with his campaign against seven-term Texas Republican Rep. Henry Bonilla in the unusual Nov. 7 primary in the state’s redrawn 23rd District. Rodriguez himself had caused the stir on Wednesday night when, according to local news reports, he told a gathering of AFL-CIO activists that he would drop his challenge to Republican Rep. Henry Bonilla — whose district lines were adjusted Aug. 4 by a federal court panel that also vacated the results of the district’s March 7 primary...
  • News Breaking News Rodriguez drops out of District 23 race [Against Bonilla in Texas]

    08/30/2006 10:15:55 PM PDT · by Torie · 23 replies · 923+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | August 30, 2006 | Greg Jefferson
    August 30, 2006 Rodriguez drops out of District 23 race Greg Jefferson Express-News Staff Writer Democrat Ciro Rodriguez told a roomful of San Antonio union activists Wednesday night that he was pulling out of the crowded race in Congressional District 23, according to one of the participants. The former four-term congressman didn't offer an explanation to the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, which met to consider an endorsement in the race, said the person, who asked not to be identified. Rodriguez couldn't be reached for comment late Wednesday night. His campaign spokeswoman said she was unaware of his announcement, which came...
  • Gunman arrested after slaying, standoff at Las Vegas Strip hotel

    02/21/2006 8:35:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 262+ views
    AP ^ | February 21, 2006 | Ryan Nakashima
    LAS VEGAS – Police blasted out a 20th-story window and stormed a room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino Tuesday, arresting a suspected gunman who authorities say killed another man and shot at police and a security guard during a six-hour standoff. No shots were fired in the final assault on Room 2036 of Harrah's Carnaval Tower, as a SWAT team burst in around 7 a.m. and arrested Curtis Billy Bonilla, 22, of Las Vegas, police said.
  • Federally Funded "Border Militia" Proposed

    10/05/2005 3:06:25 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 94 replies · 1,543+ views
    NBC San Antonio ^ | October 5, 2005 | Jim Forsyth
    Several border area Congressmen said Tuesday they're preparing to introduce a measure calling for a federally funded, sworn border militia to patrol the country's borders and assist the U.S. Border Patrol, the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other federal border security agencies, 1200 WOAI news reported today. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) says the proposal calls for the federal government to spend $100 million over several years to hire, train, and equip 'reserve deputies,' who would patrol the border under the authority of border county sheriffs. Cuellar said the measure is in response to the activities of the...
  • Non-Mexican illegal aliens a U.S. security headache

    02/04/2005 4:11:21 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 16 replies · 838+ views
    signonsandiego ^ | February 4, 2005 | Alan Elsner
    Tens of thousands of people from countries other than Mexico illegally crossed the Mexican border into the United States last year, creating a growing security headache for U.S. authorities. Mexicans caught by U.S. border patrols trying to enter the country illegally are usually immediately returned to their native land. But Mexico accepts only Mexicans, so any non-Mexicans are checked against government watch lists as a potential security or criminal threat. If their names do not appear, many are released on their own recognizance and told to appear at a deportation hearing often months in the future. The majority fail to...
  • Bonilla Disputes Claims That He Has Little Support from Hispanic Voters

    09/02/2004 5:00:16 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 160+ views
    Bonilla disputes claims that he has little support from Hispanic voters WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Rep. Henry Bonilla has helped President Bush appeal to Hispanic voters around the nation. Back home, the party has helped Bonilla's re-election chances by removing thousands of Hispanics from his district. He is the first and only Hispanic Republican congressman elected from Texas. He has served as an adviser to Bush's original presidential campaign and was part of the team of Republicans the party sent to Boston to counter Democrats' claims during their convention. Bonilla is a symbol of the progress Republicans have made in...
  • Role could boost a Bonilla Senate bid (TX)

    08/30/2004 9:19:30 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 13 replies · 357+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 8/30/04 | Gary Martin
    NEW YORK — When the curtain rises on the Republican National Convention, Rep. Henry Bonilla of San Antonio will be pushed to center stage in the GOP's effort to showcase its diversity. The spotlight also may help the political ambitions of a lawmaker who has made no secret of his interest in running for the U.S. Senate if Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison decides to run for governor in 2006. Bonilla and Hutchison are among seven politicians who will serve as co-chairmen of the four-day Republican convention that begins today. The only Mexican American in the Republican ranks in Congress, Bonilla,...
  • Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, D-TX, Gives Up the Fight to Keep House Seat

    08/13/2004 6:59:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 446+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 08-13-04 | Badger, T.A., AP
    Ciro gives up the fight to keep seat BY T.A. BADGER Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO - After several ballot recounts and legal appeals, U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez has conceded defeat in his fight alleging vote fraud in March's District 28 Democratic primary. Laredo lawyer Henry Cuellar ends up beating Rodriguez by 58 votes out of nearly 50,000 cast in a contest marked by barrages of bitter accusations flying in both directions. Rodriguez threw in the towel late Wednesday after the Texas Supreme Court again rejected his request that it hear his appeal from a lower court. Just as it...
  • Statement by Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) on John Kerry’s Remarks to LULAC

    07/10/2004 3:28:15 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 630+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding John Kerry’s remarks to LULAC: “Celebrities at Thursday’s New York City fundraiser for John Kerry directed their anger and rage at President Bush, calling him a ‘liar’ and ‘thug.’ Instead of repudiating these obscene attacks against President Bush, Kerry said they represent the ‘heart and soul’ of America. If John Kerry really thinks hate and vitriol represents America’s ‘heart and soul,’ then he truly has no knowledge of western voters. “Kerry and Edwards’ opposition to free trade pacts like the Central America Free Trade Agreement and Free Trade Area...
  • Expert Calls Split in Bonilla's House District Map Racial Discrimination

    12/17/2003 6:43:57 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 164+ views
    Expert calls split in Bonilla's district map racial discrimination AUSTIN (AP) — Hispanics were cut from U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla's district with "racially discriminatory in tent" to ensure re-election of the Republican who has not fared well with Latino voters, an expert testified Tuesday during the federal redistricting trial. The map of new congressional districts approved by the Legislature this year re designed District 23 in South Texas and others in an at tempt to put more Repub licans in Congress. Democrats and minority groups are challenging the new map in court. Bonilla has held the District 23 seat for...
  • Ciro Rodriguez surprised, disappointed by Cuellar's bid for Congress

    11/09/2003 7:33:42 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 311+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 11-09-03 | Cortez, Tricia
    Ciro surprised, disappointed by Cuellar's bid for Congress BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer If the federal courts and U.S. Department of Justice approve the new Texas redistricting map, half of Laredo will fall under the congressional district represented by Ciro Rodriguez (D-San Antonio). Rodriguez, a six-year member of Congress and chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, spoke with the Laredo Morning Times this past week about his current and future legislative priorities. He also spoke about the current political mood in Washington and what he described as the difficulties of working with the Republican administration and Republican-held Congress on...
  • Rep. Henry Bonilla (R) to Lose Portion of Webb County {Gains Kerr, Kendall, Bandera}

    10/10/2003 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 10-10-03 | Staff Report
    Bonilla to lose portion of Webb Times Staff Reports WASHINGTON D.C.- The redistricting battle is likely over and Congressman Henry Bonilla's 23rd district is seeing some changes. "I've become very attached to the people of the 23rd district. We work well together and have supported one an other for the past eleven years," said Bonilla. "I fought hard to keep all my constituents, but when it came down to drawing the final lines, the state legislators made a few changes." Unfortunately, the new redistricting map forces Bonilla to lose both Reagan and Upton counties. He will also lose portions of...
  • Bonilla's Selection as "Mr. South Texas" Angers Laredo Hispanics

    08/24/2003 7:39:34 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 319+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 08-24-03 | Cortez, Tricia
    Bonilla selection angers Hispanics BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer "Shame on the Mr. South Texas selection committee," were the angry words of District Judge Manuel "Meme" Flores. "Bonilla accepts the nomination and then slaps every Hispanic in South Texas. The committee should consider retracting that recognition and giving it to someone else. If they don't, what will be the next step? A boycott of the Mr. South Texas luncheon." Flores made these comments the day after Congressman Henry Bonilla (R-San Antonio) accepted the honor of Mr. South Texas for Laredo's 2004 George Washington's Birthday Celebration. Flores' critical remarks were...
  • TX Demos threaten court action to block sanctions; Republicans stand firm

    08/20/2003 6:33:10 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 253+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 08-20-03 | Dabovich, Melanie, AP
    Demos threaten court action to block sanctions; Republicans stand firm Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Tuesday dismissed as baseless and frivolous legal threats by 11 Texas Democrats boycotting the Senate chamber over how congressional voting districts are drawn. He indicated Senate Republicans would not impose further sanctions on the Democrats, who went to Albuquerque, N.M., three weeks ago to avoid a second special session on redistricting. "We've done what we can and we expect our senators to come back," Dewhurst said. Republican senators last week adopted a resolution that denies their Democratic colleagues and...
  • Redistricting may oust sole Hispanic GOP congressman

    06/28/2003 6:12:17 AM PDT · by Impy · 13 replies · 541+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2003 | CLAY ROBISON
    SAN ANTONIO -- Texas Republicans may lose their only Hispanic congressman in a redistricting plan designed to increase the GOP's share of the state's congressional delegation, a legislative subcommittee was told Thursday. Led by Democratic legislators, opponents of redrawing Texas' congressional lines outnumbered supporters in the San Antonio hearing, one of three held in different cities by House subcommittees in preparation for the special session that begins Monday. "If you were really listening, you would call off this wasteful session," said Lucille Lopez Santos, a San Antonio educator, who blamed the effort on a "power-hungry guy in Washington named Tom...
  • Laredo Democrats Seeking Candidates to Oppose Rep. Henry Bonilla

    04/27/2003 10:30:20 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 472+ views
    The Laredo (TX) Morning Times ^ | 04-27-03 | Cortez, Tricia
    Top Democrats looking for potential candidates BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer According to a late March posting in the National Journal's House Race Hotline, top Democrats are looking for potential candidates to field against Republican Congressman Henry Bonilla. The Hotline, a Washington insider information source, states that Texas and D.C. Demos looking to "nix" a potential rematch between Bonilla and Laredoan Henry Cuellar for Congressional Dist. 23. Cuellar, a former Texas Secretary of State and state representative, ran a close but unsuccessful bid against Bonilla in November, garnering just under 48 percent of the vote. The Hotline blurb cites...
  • Democrat Cuellar Says He Will Run Again, Perhaps Against Victorious Bonilla

    11/08/2002 5:49:35 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 213+ views
    The Laredo Morning Times | 11-08-02 | Cortez, Tricia
    Cuellar: I will run again BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer Sounding upbeat, with only the slightest hint of disappointment, Henry Cuellar talked Thursday about the narrow margin of victory garnered by his Republican opponent, Henry Bonilla, in this year's congressional race. In a major surprise to the political establishment, underdog Cuellar lost to Bonilla by only 4.3 percent of the total vote. "We did not win this race, but it was a triumph considering that we were outspent three-to-one," Cuellar said. The Laredo native said he has not yet congratulated Bonilla. "We tried to get a hold of him...
  • ELECTION QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AT 5:20 EST

    11/06/2002 2:26:24 PM PST · by nd76 · 7 replies · 264+ views
    From composite sources | 11/06/2002 | nd76
    A question for the board and some comments: 1. Has any light been shed on the exact day and time that Talent will be granted a certificate of election in Missouri? Comments on the House races still out: According to www.cnn.com, the following four House races are still undecided. Any news or insight on these races would be appreciated: COLORADO 7--Bob Beauprez (GOP) is leading by 2,500 votes with 88% counted. This is the district where 60,000 ballots in the vicinity of Columbine High School were misprinted (according to press reports). What is going on in this district? TEXAS (San...
  • Bexar County (TX) Election Results Delayed

    11/05/2002 10:01:17 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 3 replies · 512+ views
    WOAI-TV ^ | 11/5/02 | WOAI-TV
    Bexar County Election Results DelayedLAST UPDATE: 11/5/2002 10:28:21 PM It could be a long night for politicians and their supporters. Reports are coming in to News 4 WOAI that the final results of today's elections may be slow in coming. Election Results: Bexar County Results Statewide Results Nationwide ResultsWOAI Election Hotline: 210.226.9994 According to Gabe Quentinilla, who heads the Bexar County Democratic Party, party lawyers at election headquarters report tabulators got a late start today with the early ballots. This fact alone could have a domino effect -- delaying today's precinct count. When there will be a final tally is...
  • Henry Cuellar Pleads for Huge Democrat Voter Turnout in TX

    10/16/2002 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 375+ views
    The Laredo Morning Times | Almada, Laurel
    Cuellar: We need a strong effort to get people to vote BY LAUREL ALMADA Times staff writer Democrat congressional nominee Henry Cuellar focused on voter participation, education, health care and transportation during his speech Tuesday at the Laredo Kiwanis Club meeting. Cuellar is running against Republican incumbent Henry Bonilla in the upcoming general election. Bonilla was invited to debate his opponent during Tuesday's meeting, but was unable to attend due to another engagement. Cuellar said the race for congressman was a "very important race - one that will impact every part of life. "What happens in Austin and Washington (D.C.)...
  • Diehard Democrats Protest Henry Bonilla Appearance

    08/11/2002 11:39:18 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 294+ views
    The Laredo Morning Times | 08-11-02 | Martinez, Paul
    Bonilla endures adverse display in Laredo appearance BY PAUL S. MARTINEZ Times staff writer A handful of diehard Democrats protested the selection of Republican Congressman Henry Bonilla as the commencement speaker at Texas A&M International University's graduation ceremony Saturday morning. Bonilla, U.S. representative for the 23rd district of Texas, spoke about overcoming adversity in order to reach one's goals at the commencement exercise, held on the front lawn of the Killam Library Saturday morning. Before 128 college graduates, Bonilla, a former journalist, talked about his experiences in the media and of the days of his youth in San Antonio for...
  • Bonilla under fire in House race

    03/31/2002 1:17:18 PM PST · by FITZ · 45 replies · 560+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | March 31, 2002 | Gary Scharrer
    The big guns have already shown up in force for a border congressional contest in which some Democratic colleagues wonder whether Republican incumbent Henry Bonilla is Hispanic enough to represent working-class families. Some of those colleagues contend Bonilla is so desperate to hang on to his seat that he's threatened to harm projects in their districts if they muscle their way into the Republican's campaign against Democratic challenger Henry Cuellar. And considering that the election is still more than seven months away, the rhetoric could turn really hot and nasty by fall. Bonilla recently authorized a staff member to take...