One More Time—Borris Miles In Texas House District 146
(2/26/10—Blogger’s Note—This the second time for this post—Just as Mr. Miles is looking for another go-round in Austin. I’m running the post again because I think it is an important race. A shift from incumbent Al Edwards to Mr. Miles will offer District 146 representation much more in line with the needs and concerns of the district.)
This is in Texas House District 146. Please click here for a map of this district.
Mr. Miles was at one point seen by many as a promising legislator.
However, during his term in the legislature Mr. Miles went to a party and was alleged to have waived a gun at people attending the party.
(Above–Borris Miles seeming calm and well-composed.)
This alleged gun waiving did not help Mr. Miles at the polls in 2008.
However, we must recall that Mr. Miles was found innocent of charges related to this event.
The man Mr. Miles lost to in 2008 was the same person he defeated in the 2006 Democratic primary to win the seat in the first place –Al Edwards.
Mr. Edwards is awful. His district is quite Democratic, yet he has often aligned himself with the most conservative Republicans in the Texas legislature.
Voters understood this in 2006 when they turned out Mr. Edwards and elected Mr. Miles.
Mr. Miles is a smart man and I think he has changed his course for the better.
Al Edwards is the same man—playing all sides and for himself at all times—that he was when voters tossed him out in 2006.
In the Democratic primary coming up this March 2nd, I ask District 146 voters to please consider giving Mr. Miles another chance.
We all merit a second chance.
Mr. Edwards has had many chances, and each chance he gets he goes to Austin and helps far right-wing Republicans make Texas an even tougher place to live.
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