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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.

Fellow Houston and Texas blogger Charles Kuffner has the best rundown of the Democratic primary candidates here in Harris County, and about other contested Texas Democratic primary fights as well. 

Fellow Houston and Texas blogger Perry Dorrell has written about the Green Party slate in Harris County and in Texas at his blog Brains & Eggs.

May 23, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sean Hubbard Is The Best Candidate In The Democratic Texas U.S. Senate Primary

In the primary race for the Democratic nomination to serve in the United States Senate, I support Sean Hubbard.

(Above is Mr. Hubbard with a group of people who just realized that somebody is pointing a camera at them.)  

Mr. Hubbard is running for the seat left open by the retirement of Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

Mr. Hubbard has consistently taken progressive stands in his campaign for the nomination.

Mr. Hubbard has worked hard, and has made an effort to win support all across our big State of Texas.

At age 31, Mr. Hubbard can possibly build upon on what is already a strong campaign effort as he seeks to move Texas into the 21st century. (Or even dragging Texas into the 20th century would be progress in many regards.)

My friend Harold Cook in Austin has endorsed Mr. Hubbard in his blog Letters From Texas.  Mr. Cook is a respected and forward-looking political voice in Texas, who views Mr. Hubbard as someone who can be a hopeful part of a revitalized Texas Democratic Party  in the years ahead.

Here is the website for Mr. Hubbard.

Here is the Facebook page for Mr. Hubbard. 

Primary Day is Tuesday, May 29. Early voting runs May 14-May 25.

Fellow Houston and Texas blogger Charles Kuffner has the best rundown of the Democratic primary candidates here in Harris County, and about other contested Texas Democratic primary fights as well. 

Fellow Houston and Texas blogger Perry Dorrell has written about the Green Party slate in Harris County and in Texas at his blog Brains & Eggs.

May 10, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

Meet Sean Hubbard—Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

Here is the weekly posting of the  Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.  TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.

Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.

With the round- up this week are some details of a meet and greet for Texas Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sean Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard has been campaigning as a progressive to some extent as he seeks to win the 2012 Democratic primary. It could all be an act to win the primary and then ditch his base in the general election. But folks at least merit a listen.

Here is the event–

Meet and greet for Sean Hubbard

Sunday, December 4, 2011. 1 PM–3 PM

Frono’s of Italy. 10001 Westheimer.  

Here is Mr. Hubbard’s website.

Here is the round-up

Off the Kuff takes a look at the electoral opportunities of the new court-drawn legislative map.Sunday, December 4, 2011 1:00 PM-3 PM

WCNews at Eye On Williamson links to the results of a Texas AFT survey that the GOP’s plan to defund public education is working as designed: Survey says….Texas public schools are in trouble.

Bay Area Houston shows that while Rick Perry incorrectly claims Obama calls Americans lazy, his major donors are writing op-eds calling Americans lazy. Continue reading

November 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments

Sean Hubbard Saying Some Of The Right Things As He Campaigns For Texas Democratic U.S. Senate Nomination—We’ll See If He Means Any Of It

Democratic Texas U.S Senate candidate Sean Hubbard will be in Galveston and Houston this upcoming Friday and Saturday.

While I realize it could all be a scam to draw support in the Texas Democratic primary, I have noticed that Mr. Hubbard on his Facebook page has offered some backing for Occupy Wall Street type efforts in Texas.

Here is Mr. Hubbard’s website. 

Above is a picture from Mr. Hubbard’s Facebook page showing him attending Occupy Dallas. Mr. Hubbard is in the left edge of the picture wearing a white shirt.

Mr. Hubbard is in the picture and removed from the action at the same time.

We’ll see that he says as he continues his campaign. We have nothing to lose in hearing Mr. Hubbard out.

The Galveston County Democratic Club will be having a spaghetti cook off this upcoming Saturday. Mr. Hubbard will be attending this event.

As you may note from reading my most recent post before this one, the time of this spaghetti event overlaps the time of the next Occupy Galveston protest. 

This is likely a coincidence. Maybe folks could drop by both events. That would make for a fine Saturday afternoon.

Here are details of the spaghetti cook off—

Saturday, November 5 · 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Live Oak Baptist Church on Galveston Island 

1020 32nd Street

You are invited to enter the Cook Off! Bring your favorite spaghetti sauce. There will be a $10 entry fee, which will go to the winners! The judges~~former Congressman Nick Lampson, County Commissioner Stephen Holmes, John Pruitt-candidate for Sheriff, and Jackie Acquistapace, candidate for State Senate, district 11.  Mayor Joe Jaworski and Sean Hubbard, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate will be there.

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 3 Comments