Four Endorsements A Liberal Could Be Comfortable With For Harris County And Texas In 2012 Democratic Primary
Voting is ongoing in the Texas Democratic primary.
Early voting runs through May 25. Primary Election Day is May 29.
I have early voted here in Houston, Harris County.
Above is a scene from outside my early voting location. Democracy is often a mess.
Here are four races in which I feel compelled for various reasons to make an endorsement. I feel a liberal or progressive could be comfortable enough with these choices.
* I support Lissa Squiers in U.S. House district 7 to face incumbent Republican John Culberson. Ms. Squiers is energetic and progressive.
* I support Sean Hubbard to represent the Democratic Party in the race for the open U.S. Senate seat. Mr. Hubbard offers Texas Democrats the best hope for the future, and has run a reasonably progressive campaign within the context of two-party politics.
* I support incumbent Steven Kirkland in the 215th Harris County District Court primary. The only reason that well-qualified Judge Kirkland has an opponent is because he is gay. Judge Kirkland has done nothing to merit a primary challenge. With so many judicial seats held by Republicans, why did not Judge Krikland’s opponent seek to win one of those Republican seats instead?
* I support incumbent Lane Lewis to remain as Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party. Mr. Lewis has drawn an opponent who has responded to campaign disputes with threats of lawsuits against active Democrats. She is not fit to run the Harris County Democratic Party.