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  • Texas: Gov. Rick Perry Takes Massive Money Lead over Bill White

    10/05/2010 5:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 5, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    People talk about wanting to get the money out of politics, but fundraising totals can tell us a lot about who's hitting their stride and who will soon be hitting the bench. We are now within striking distance of November 2, so much so that Muse’s “Uprising” is my ringtone. “Rise up and take the power back/It’s time the fat cats had a heart attack … .”As we get down to the wire, polls matter, block walks matter, enthusiasm matters — and money matters. In fact, money tells us a lot about the health of a candidate and where he...
  • Bill White to President Obama: Call me

    07/30/2010 2:46:39 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-30-10 | JAY ROOT
    AUSTIN Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White has a message for President Barack Obama: Call me. Obama is scheduled to come to Texas for fundraisers on Aug. 9, but White has said he's too busy to meet with him. But the Democrat said he'd happily take a call from the president. "I'd be available to talk to the president, whoever the president of the United States is, at any time," White said on Friday. "I'm available to talk to anybody by telephone."
  • Bill White to filmmakers: Zoom in on Perry (casting look Perry-alike for webpisode advertising)

    08/03/2010 11:54:06 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 6+ views
    AP Via Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2010, 5:28PM | KELLEY SHANNON
    Democrat Bill White's campaign is encouraging Texas' arts crowd to focus on Republican Gov. Rick Perry. A supporter of the former Houston mayor is organizing independent filmmakers to show the short films they are making on behalf of his campaign, White spokesman Katy Bacon said Thursday. The films will premiere at an as-yet unscheduled White campaign event in Austin. The initiative came into the spotlight after Perry's campaign noted that a filmmaker advertised on an actors' website for a look-alike for Perry, the state's longest-serving governor who is known for his thick mane of hair. The impersonator would be cast...
  • Houston (trial lawyer) couple dig deep to oust GOP -already are top donors to White's campaign

    07/21/2010 2:42:07 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 20, 2010, 9:44PM | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    A Houston husband-and-wife lawyer team is planning to donate more than $3 million this year toward knocking Republican Gov. Rick Perry out of office and helping Democrats win control of the Texas House. Attorney Steve Mostyn said Tuesday he and his wife, Amber Anderson, are committed to putting a "substantial" amount of money that likely will exceed $3 million into ending hard-right Republican politics in Texas government. The pair already has put $1.3 million into committees that can help Democrat and former Houston Mayor Bill White win the governor's office, making them far and away his biggest benefactors in this...
  • Obama to campaign in Texas (Former Houston Mayor Bill White will not attend event)

    07/20/2010 4:53:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/10 | Philip Elliott and Jack R. Weber - ap
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama plans fundraisers for fellow Democrats in Republican-controlled Texas, but his party's nominee for governor said Tuesday he would not join the event scheduled in the city that he used to run. Former Houston Mayor Bill White told The Associated Press that he couldn't block Obama from supporting his campaign .. also suggested that Obama's visit opens the door for Republican Gov. Rick Perry to continue running against Washington insiders an unwelcomed distraction in the Democrats' best chance to win the governorship in years. ... White is hardly the first candidate to ditch an Obama...
  • Poll: (Rick) Perry, 50 percent; (Bill) White, 41 percent - Texas Gov race 2010

    07/15/2010 1:53:56 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2010 10:39 AM | R.G. Ratcliffe
    The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows Gov. Rick Perry leading Democrat Bill White 50 percent to 41 percent.
  • (Texas) Governor speaks to La Raza

    07/13/2010 3:04:56 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Texas Capitol Report ^ | July 10 2010 | Texas Capi
    Gov. Rick Perry sounded some familiar themes in a speech today at the National Council of La Raza conference in San Antonio. Some of the governor's remarks were aimed at appealing to nearly 2,000 audience members who sat waiting to hear about his positions on immigration reform, Arizona's controversial law and raising the quality of life for Latinos. After hitting his typical points by touting job creation and the state's economic standing, Perry briefly touched on the new Arizona law that has been criticized by some who say it encourages racial profiling and discrimination. He said the law "may be...
  • Why The Hell Not? Kinky (Friedman) to Endorse Dog (Woodrow) for Guv (Texas Governor 2010 race)

    07/08/2010 12:00:22 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    Austinist ^ | July 1, 2010 11:30 AM | adam longley
    Infamous Texas humorist, Jewish cowboy, and recent candidate for both Texas Governor and Agriculture Commissioner , Kinky Friedman, plans to make an official endorsement in the Governors race, according to a number of sources. During his political career, Friedman has campaigned as a Republican, Democrat and Independent, so this endorsement could finally shed a little light on where his true political motivations lie. Turns out it does, sort of. Kinky is forgoing the two top candidates in the governor's race to endorse Woodrow, a once-homeless rescue dog. The Woodrow for Texas Governor Campaign, united behind the motto "How Ruff Could...
  • Arrogant Washington Threatens Rick Perry and Texans Right To Govern Themselves

    07/06/2010 5:17:08 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 33 replies
    RS ^ | Tuesday, July 6th | hogan
    In one of the most outrageous displays of arrogance by Washington in recent memory - which is saying a lot, of course - the House Democrats have inserted specific language on top of $10 Billion in funding for education included in a War Supplemental bill targeted directly and solely at Texas - language that demands the money be spent in certain ways. According to the Houston Chronicle, The proposal would allow the federal government to give money directly to school districts, provided Perry certifies that the federal support will not replace the state money. Perry must also agree not to...
  • Democratic Party director files ethics complaints against (Texas Governor) Perry (dirty tricks 2010)

    07/07/2010 1:12:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 06, 2010 | Peggy Fikac
    The Texas Democratic Party's executive director, Ruben Hernandez, has filed ethics complaints against Gov. Rick Perry over a house he bought in College Station. ..."For three years, the Governor failed to report over $200,000 in debt he owed on a house in College Station, as well as over $11,000 in rental income he received from the property," Hernandez said in a statement. Perry spokesman Mark Miner responded, "This is nothing more than a desperate attempt by the Democrat Party to cover for Bill White's ethical scandals, failure to release his tax returns and profiteering during Hurricane Rita when he was...
  • Dems win bid to block Green Party from (Texas) ballots (Democrats against democracy)

    06/25/2010 10:39:27 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2010 | GARY SCHARRER
    ...District Judge John Dietz, declaring the money used to collect signatures "an unauthorized, illegal contribution," granted the Democratic Party a temporary restraining order to block Green Party candidates from being certified for the November ballot. Democrats contended that a petition drive to put Green candidates on the ballot was actually an effort to help Perry, a Republican, by diverting votes from his Democratic challenger Bill White... It had struggled earlier to get the required 43,991 petition signatures for its candidates to make the ballot. At a hearing Thursday, Green Party member Garrett Mize testified that Perry's former chief of staff,...
  • New poll shows tie in the race for Texas governor

    06/22/2010 1:05:30 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 69 replies
    ConnectAmarillo ^ | 06.22.2010 | ???
    A new poll shows Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White are tied in the race for Texas governor.Public Policy Polling polled the race 4 months ago, in that poll, former Houston Mayor Bill White was trailing behind Perry 48-42. The new poll now shows that White is tied with Perry 43-43.According to the poll only 36% of voters in the state like the job that Perry is doing while 49% disapprove.White is better known and like than most challengers, 37% of voters have a favorable opinion of him, 25% unfavorable.In most states, in this Republican election year, not...
  • Some GOP stalwarts plan to vote for (Democrat) Bill White (for Texas Governor)

    06/18/2010 1:40:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 64 replies · 887+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2010, 12:01AM | JOE HOLLEY
    ...When his candidate for governor, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, fell to Gov. Rick Perry, he switched his support to Democrat Bill White. Madden is one of a number of former Hutchison supporters who have crossed parties to support the former Houston mayor, including Houstonians Matt Simmons, CEO of Simmons & Co. International, and James Flores, CEO of Plains Exploration & Production Co. In a Republican-red state like Texas, White has to lure crossover voters, big-ticket and otherwise, if he is to have any chance at all of defeating the longest-serving governor in Texas history, although wooing Republicans and independents...
  • Bill White Plunges Further in Texas Governors Race

    05/17/2010 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 37 replies · 809+ views
    The Democratic nominee for the Texas governors race, Bill White, continues his downward spiral in his campaign against Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Republican nominee. His sparsely-attended political gatherings are showing its effects on opinion polls. According to the Houston Chronicle, a new Rasmussen Reports poll of Texans finds Texas Gov. Rick Perry with enough support to win the election for the first time this year. Former Houston Mayor Bill White in the meantime has lost ground, despite a round of television advertising. Apparently, Mr. White is losing support in his home-base of Houston. The Bill White Houston Political Machine...
  • (Dallas suburb Grand Prairie) GOP mayor(England) backs Democrat White's (Texas) governor bid

    05/06/2010 10:59:08 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies · 378+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS via Houston Chronicle ^ | April 30, 2010, 3:44PM | no byline
    ...Grand Prairie Mayor Charles England said in prepared remarks that White, who is running against Republican Gov. Rick Perry, would bring Texans together to tackle the state's budget problems. In accepting the endorsement, White criticized Perry, portraying him as a divisive partisan. We have a governor right now that divides the state into red teams and plays them off each other for the purposes of his political career, White said. Perry spokesman Mark Miner dismissed the endorsement, saying it would not hide the fact that Bill White is a liberal trial lawyer. Miner also said Perry would unveil endorsements in...
  • DPS investigating letter sent to (Texas) Gov. (Rick) Perry (30 governors were sent letters)

    04/02/2010 11:27:13 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies · 1,024+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 02, 2010 | Peggy Fikac
    The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a letter sent to Gov. Rick Perry as part of what's reported to be a nationwide effort by an anti-government group. The Associated Press reported that it obtained an internal intelligence note by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security saying that as of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed... DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said, "The governor did receive one of those letters, and the DPS has opened a criminal investigation." The agency isn't discussing the letter...
  • Which (Texas) governor candidate has D.C.'s ear? (on border security)

    04/01/2010 11:51:02 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 353+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 21, 2010, 10:03PM | PEGGY FIKAC
    How best to keep Texas' border secure will always cause political fights, but you've got to wonder when a Democratic candidate for governor touts readier access to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security than the GOP incumbent asking for help... ...SMU political scientist Cal Jillson... “I think he (White) was trying to demonstrate that he would have far superior access than Perry does to Washington. But . . . the idea of (White) trying to take over the relationship with Washington at this point is bound to cause him more grief than otherwise.” As for Perry, Jillson said, “He simply...
  • Report: Texas media favoring (Bill) White over (Rick) Perry at present (2010 TX Gov race)

    03/30/2010 10:45:16 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies · 960+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 29, 2010 | March 29, 2010
    Rasmussen Reports has a new feature tracking media reports on Republican Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic nominee former Houston Mayor Bill White... For the week ending Sunday, March 28, 2010, 79.5% of the media mentions for White were positive, and only 20.5% were negative. For Perry, during the same time frame, the coverage was far more mixed: 45.6% of the media mentions were positive, and 54.4% were negative. The details are not yet available, but Rasmussen plans next month to start breaking it down by reporting done by traditional media and by social networking. Since the left still dominates the...
  • Early voting begins Tuesday as candidates blaze the campaign trail (TX Gubernatorial Race)

    02/16/2010 9:49:53 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 34 replies · 596+ views
    FTW Star-Telegram ^ | 02/15/2010 | Anna M. Tinsley
    FORT WORTH -- Hoping to fire up supporters as early voting in the gubernatorial race begins today, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison kicked off a "Declare Your Independence" tour Monday, encouraging Texas voters to declare their independence from Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Hutchison will be among several candidates casting their ballots today to bring attention to early voting. March 2, the date of the primary election, is also Texas' Independence Day. "I'm asking for your vote and I'm asking for your help," Hutchison told a crowd of more than 40 gathered in a back room at Billy Miner's Saloon in...
  • Wells Report Live: Putting Beck/Medina interview into perspective (6:05 PM/CT)

    02/16/2010 3:58:16 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 46 replies · 1,055+ views
    KLIF Radio (DFW) ^ | 02/16/2010 | John David Wells
    John David Wells, KLIF host of The Wells Report in DFW, discusses the Beck/Medina interview at 6:05 PM. Wells says he has new information to put the interview into perspective and put a whole new spin on it. Listen and watch live here:
  • (Houston Chronicle endorsement) We recommend Bill White in the Democratic primary for governor

    02/16/2010 11:19:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies · 622+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 13, 2010, 8:21PM | no byline (unsigned editors)
    Fresh from completing three successful terms as Houston's mayor, Bill White is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. The Chronicle believes this accomplished attorney, businessman and public administrator is far and away the most qualified candidate to represent the party in seeking to crack the Republican lock on statewide offices. In his six years running City Hall, White presided over a financial reorganization that reduced unfunded employee pension liabilities, aggressively promoted toxic air pollution enforcement, crafted innovative public safety programs, and ably directed the city's response to an influx of Hurricane Katrina refugees from New Orleans and the subsequent threats...
  • Shami outdoes Medina with comments about 9/11 and whites' unwillingness to work (Kook Fight)

    02/15/2010 11:31:34 AM PST · by mnehring · 33 replies · 719+ views
    Perhaps Democratic gubernatorial candidate Farouk Shami just wanted to steal the spotlight back from Debra Medina. If so, the hair care magnate who wants to be governor chose one heck of a way to get attention, outdoing Medina on the 9/11 front and throwing in some offensive comments about race for good measure. Earlier today, Shami taped an interview that will air Sunday on WFAA's Inside Texas Politics. The first-time candidate talked about why he hires mostly Hispanics and blacks to work in his factories. "I find 80 percent of my employees at the factory are Hispanics," Shami said. "I...
  • Medina strikes back after 9/11 comments (repeats debunked truther claim as evidence)

    02/15/2010 7:58:48 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 141 replies · 2,217+ views
    ABC News Houston ^ | 02/12/2010 | Ted Oberg
    One day after Republican candidate for governor Debra Medina's insurgent campaign hit a speed bump, she's striking back. After comments on Glenn Beck's radio show Thursday that seemed to support 9/11 conspiracy theories, she says she was set up by her opponents. -snip- We sat down with Medina to put the comments and her campaign in focus. It is seemingly all Debra Medina can talk about now. -snip- In her news conference Friday, it is clear Medina was trying to clean up the mess. But in our interview with her hours after the Beck radio show, she repeated there are...
  • Glenn Beck Sucker Punches Texas Candidate Debra Medina

    02/11/2010 8:23:54 PM PST · by Copernicus · 170 replies · 3,430+ views
    JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary ^ | 02/11/10 | JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary
    Like the true gentleman he is, The Welshman from the Liberty Sphere CLICK LINK HERE comes to the aid of a lady in distress. Kudos to him! There is something squirrely about the whole Glenn Beck phenomenon and it maybe time to examine this so- called conservative who sheds crocodile tears on Television and surrounds himself with a radio pack of wannabe Howard Stern Hyenas.
  • Debra Medina implodes on Glenn Beck's show

    02/11/2010 2:54:28 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 376 replies · 6,928+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 2/11/10 | By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist
    Medina is facing off in a GOP primary with Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Medina's absurd comments to Beck about U.S. government involvement in 9/11 included this gem: "I dont have all of the evidence there, Glenn, so Im not in a place, I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard, there are some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that." Perry and Hutchinson immediately ripped...
  • Debra Medina Brings Momentum to Screeching Halt By Refusing to Take a Position on Who Was Behind the

    02/11/2010 11:52:48 AM PST · by CautiouslyHopeful · 122 replies · 2,436+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | February 11, 2010 | Sam Merten
    Debra Medina states: "I have never been involved with the 9-11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9-11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones."
  • Medina refuses to disavow conspiracy theory that U.S. government was behind 9/11 attacks

    02/11/2010 11:41:32 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 139 replies · 1,897+ views
    In a startling statement today, Republican candidate for governor Debra Medina refused to disavow the allegation that the U.S. government was somehow involved in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Medina made the statement during an interview on the Glenn Beck radio program
  • Medina admitted shes a TRUTHER on Beck

    02/11/2010 8:26:49 AM PST · by BornToBeAmerican · 481 replies · 12,112+ views
    Who listened to Debra Medina on Beck and came away disgusted. She basically admitted that she is a 911 Truther. Her run has ended
  • Debra Medina (TX Gov. Candidate) On Glenn Beck Tomorrow

    02/10/2010 12:16:08 PM PST · by agondonter · 147 replies · 2,112+ views
    9.12 Project | 2/10/2010 | Jared Law
    Debra Medina (TX Gov. Candidate) On Glenn Beck Tomorrow * Posted by Jared Law on February 10, 2010 at 9:14am in 9.12 Project Candidates Glenn Beck just announced that Debra Medina (R-TX) is within a few points of Kay Bailey Hutchison, and what I took from the way he worded it was that he is suggesting that she MAY be the real deal, and that she MAY be the candidate that the Tea Party Movement (9.12 Project Included, one must assume) has been looking for. There has been so much discussion of Debra Medina here on The 9.12 Project Network,...
  • Debra Medina Surges in TX Gov race

    02/09/2010 4:29:37 PM PST · by takecontrol · 43 replies · 1,097+ views
    Politico ^ | 10th Feb | Andy Barr
    Tea party-backed candidate Debra Medina is closing on Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in Texass Republican gubernatorial primary, increasing the odds the race led by Gov. Rick Perry will be thrown into a runoff. According to a survey out Tuesday by Public Policy Polling, Medina, a nurse whos now a businesswoman, had the support of 24 percent of likely Republican primary voters, trailing the three-term senator by only 4 percentage points. Perry, who leads Hutchison by double-digits in several polls, got 39 percent in the latest survey. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote in the March...
  • Pubic Policy Polling Release The Medina Factor Results

    02/09/2010 11:15:31 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 61 replies · 638+ views ^ | 02/09/2010 | Staff
    Medina now leads Hutchison among conservatives WHARTON, TX In the latest poll of likely Republican primary voters from February 4th to 7th, the North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling (PPP) report shows Debra Medina is coming on strong. According to the PPP report, although Perry is at 39% to 28% for Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina is now at a whopping 24%! There are major splits within the race along ideological lines according to the poll results. Perry is at 42% with conservatives, and Medina is now outpolling Hutchison with conservatives by a 25-23 margin.
  • Poll shows surprising strength by Tea Party's Debra Medina in GOP race for Texas governor

    02/09/2010 7:47:54 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 43 replies · 802+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Nobody -- well, hardly anybody outside perhaps the Medina household -- expects the small business owner and anti-Washington crusader to be the next governor of Texas. Heck, until recently she wasnt even much of a factor in the shoot-'em-up between the two leviathans of Lone Star politics, Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Then again, up until a couple of weeks out, nobody thought Brown -- a little-known state senator and ex-Cosmo model -- stood much chance of swiping the Massachusetts Senate seat held for almost a quarter century by the late Edward M. Kennedy. That said, a...
  • Medina brings campaign to Cleburne (Tea Party Rally)

    02/09/2010 1:42:16 AM PST · by FTJM · 14 replies · 247+ views
    Cleburne Time-Review ^ | Feb. 8, 2010 | Matt Smith
    Several hundred area residents attended a Saturday Burleson Tea Party rally held at Forrest Auto Group in Cleburne. Republican candidates competing in local, state and congressional races shared the stage with other conservative speakers. Signs critical of President Obamas administration and the Democratic agenda dotted the crowd, although two women displayed signs denouncing Republicans and the Tea Party movement. Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina promised to fight to eliminate property tax and fight eminent domain abuses if elected. Private property and gun ownership are essential elements of freedom, Medina said. If the national government or state takes from people what...
  • Medina tax swap proposal comes at a cost [TxGov]

    02/08/2010 7:55:22 AM PST · by deport · 53 replies · 828+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-07-10 | Kate Alexander
    Critics say eliminating all property taxes would reduce local control. Debra Medina, the feisty Republican running for governor, promises Texans that she will liberate them from their property taxes. "I talk about that for freedom reasons first," Medina said at the Jan. 29 gubernatorial debate. "We've surrendered private property ownership to the ever-growing state we lease our property in the form of ever increasing rents known as property taxes," she wrote on her campaign Web site. "We've forgotten that ownership is an essential element of freedom." A call to eliminate property taxes might resonate with many taxpayers, beleaguered...
  • Palin Coming Up at Perry Rally-Video Link (PALIN/PERRY SPOKE)

    02/07/2010 11:40:39 AM PST · by excopconservative · 83 replies · 1,780+ views ^ | February 7, 2010 |
    Video of Palin speech at Rick Perry Rally will stream at Rick Perry website.
  • Here comes Sarah Palin [Houston, Tx]

    02/06/2010 7:55:14 AM PST · by deport · 26 replies · 1,238+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-05-10 | Jason Embry
    Sarah Palin’s appearance at a Sunday campaign rally with Gov. Rick Perry in suburban Houston on Sunday could be the single biggest event of the 2010 Republican race for governor. This is not a campaign marked by big crowds or raucous events for any candidate, but the Palin event could well draw several thousand people just a few hours before the Super Bowl. But the run-up to the event has not been good for Team Perry. After Palin harshly criticized White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for his use of the word “retarded,” it came to light that...
  • Perry stays true to GOP's ideals [Texas Gov]

    02/05/2010 7:51:05 AM PST · by deport · 32 replies · 463+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2-05-10 | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    AUSTIN Gov. Rick Perry in his unprecedented nine years in office proved time and again that he is a team player: team Republican. Perry's actions and policies as governor from tort reform to congressional redistricting to championing an amendment banning gay marriage made him anathema to Democrats. But his approval rating among self-identified Republicans in public opinion surveys remains above 70 percent........ You can easily summarize Perry's record by saying: Most Texans don't expect much from their state government, and that's what he's given them, Jillson said.........Redistricting Victory It was the seminal year of his governorship....
  • Debra Medina's interview with Judge Napolitano on Fox News

    02/06/2010 12:46:25 PM PST · by agondonter · 64 replies · 1,613+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2010 | Fox News
    Debra Medina's interview with Judge Napolitano on Fox News Freedom Watch.
  • Medina Would Now Beat Bill White

    02/06/2010 9:31:47 AM PST · by willyd · 43 replies · 946+ views ^ | 02-02-2010 | Texas GOP
    Are you intentionally lying? Straight from your source: "The surprise, as in the new Rasmussen Reports survey of the GOP gubernatorial primary, is the growing strength of Debra Medina, a businesswoman active in the states Tea Party movement. Medina now edges White 41% to 38%."
  • Texas has a true Conservative Candidate for Governor in Debra Medina

    02/03/2010 10:30:31 PM PST · by no dems · 239 replies · 2,215+ views
    February 3, 2009 | no dems
    There is a lady who is a true Conservative running for Governor of Texas and, in the polls, she is closing in on Ted Kennedy's girlfriend, Kay Bailey Hutchison. Her name is Debra Medina. Check out her website:
  • Meet the Texas Spoiler (Debra Medina)

    02/03/2010 7:57:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 56 replies · 1,465+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | February 3, 2010
    The "tea party" movement is showing its strength in Texas, where activist Debra Medina is siphoning votes from two much more familiar names running for the Republican nomination for governor. The Houston Chronicle's profile of Medina is worth a read. With less than two weeks remaining before early voting begins, Medina's campaign appears to be gathering steam; the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows her drawing 16 percent of the vote, versus 29 percent for Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who's trying to make the move from Washington to Austin, and 44 percent for the sitting governor, Rick Perry. The Medina threat...
  • Heavyweight Showdown in Texas GOP Primary for Governor

    01/31/2010 1:20:58 PM PST · by AJKauf · 46 replies · 975+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Jan 31 | G. M. Roper
    A popular U.S. senator and an incumbent governor headline a close race, but a feisty conservative activist is gaining ground. ------------------ Last but by no means least is the most conservative of the bunch, Debra Medina. A Republican Party activist and the former Wharton County Republican Party chair, as well as the former state coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty, Medina is an admitted long shot, but she has seemingly pushed an awful lot of the right buttons with her share of likely voters: A new Rasmussen Reports poll revealed a significant shift to Medina among likely Texas primary voters....
  • TEXAS GOP candidates clash in final TV debate (Vanity)

    01/30/2010 7:24:10 AM PST · by Dubya · 85 replies · 1,392+ views
    The three Republican candidates for governor clashed in a final televised debate Friday night, sharpening their differences as they jockeyed for advantage going into the March 2 primary campaign.VOTE FOR MEDINA IN MARCH 2ND 2010 PRIMARY FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR SHE IS FOR ELIMIINATION OF PROPERTY TAX AND GUN REGISTRATION
  • Texas Debate Results

    01/30/2010 7:09:10 AM PST · by agondonter · 20 replies · 867+ views
    1/30/2010 | Agondonter
    Has anyone heard the results of last nights governor debate in Texas? I watched it and thought Medina did an excellent job. I am curious to know who is considered the winner of last nights debate.
  • Video: GOP candidates for governor spar in The Belo Debate

    01/29/2010 7:58:57 PM PST · by jsdjason · 47 replies · 1,007+ views
    "DALLAS (AP) U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and political activist Debra Medina ganged up on front-running Gov. Rick Perry on Friday in the final televised debate before the March 2 Republican primary." Medina won the online vote asking who won the debate with 97% of the vote.
  • Old Guard Caught Off Guard (Relative Unknown Medina Shakes Up Race With Perry and Hutchison)

    01/28/2010 9:42:55 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 38 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 29, 2010 | Leslie Eaton
    DALLASAn obscure candidate with backing from the "tea party" movement threatens to deny a decisive victory to either Texas Gov. Rick Perry or Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Texas. Little-known Debra Medina made a splash two weeks ago in a televised debate. She criticized the governor for "painting a rosy picture that doesn't exist" about the Texas economy and said her rivals' "squabbling isn't getting us anywhere." Mrs. Medina "stole the show," said Harvey Kronberg, longtime editor of the Quorum Report newsletter in Austin. On Friday night, Mrs. Medina will try to...
  • Why Debra Medina's Candidacy For Texas Governor Should Be Nationalized

    01/24/2010 6:28:17 PM PST · by Need4Truth · 49 replies · 1,061+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | January 24, 2010 | Phil Pepin
    Debra Medina against all odds is quickly becoming a viable candidate the implications are enormous. Scott Brown's shocking victory is a mixed blessing for the cause of freedom. On one hand it has put a major roadblock in the path towards Obama Care. On the other hand Scott Brown is a big government Republican. So far there are no signs that true reform is taking place in the GOP. The people in control of the party during the worst two consecutive election cycle defeats in GOP history are still in control of the leadership nationally. This is why a Debra...
  • Last Texas Gov. Republican Primary Debate set for tonight

    01/29/2010 1:58:06 PM PST · by jsdjason · 13 replies · 635+ views
    AUSTIN As the Republican candidates for governor prepare for what likely is their last debate tonight on statewide television, the first debate between Democrats Bill White and Farouk Shami has been set for Feb. 8 in Fort Worth.
  • Perry Carries (I Love Our Gov)

    01/23/2010 6:30:05 PM PST · by AnnaZ · 35 replies · 857+ views
    Well I had the privilege to chitchat a bit with the Governor last evening... he had just returned from the shooting range with a bunch of bloggers (around for the Perry Blogger Summit [pdf]) and supporters where he had fired his own weapon that he personally carries (paraphrase: "I know I have a bunch of guys around, but if something goes down I'm gonna be in on the action"). We also discussed (along with Robbie Cooper of Texas's lack of open-carry freedoms (the Governor personally has nothing against it, 'though prefers concealed carry "I don't want the bad...
  • Medina Blows Perry And Hutchison Out Of The Water

    01/19/2010 10:50:57 AM PST · by fascistsoup · 8 replies · 1,072+ views
    Fascist Soup ^ | 1/19/2010 | Michael Suede
    Debra Medina, the pro-freedom gubernatorial candidate for Texas, pulled out a virtual howitzer and blew Rick Perry (aka Corridor Man) along with Kay Bailey Hutchison (aka Banker Lackey) out of the water in a televised debate last night.