President Bush is expected to attend a rally for Republican candidates at Reunion Arena on Nov. 6, a day before the midterm elections that could cost his party control of Congress. The rally will also feature Gov. Rick Perry and other state GOP candidates. It has become customary for Mr. Bush to finish campaign swings in Dallas; in previous years, he's done so at Southern Methodist University. He is expected to vote in Crawford on Election Day.I'd note that Bush actually had reason to finish campaign swings in Dallas previously. In 02, he had John Cornyn. And in 04, he had Pete Sessions. In 06, the closest candidate is Van Taylor, in Bush's home district to the south of Dallas. We'll see if Bush promotes Taylor.
Gromer Jeffers Jr.
Perry takes swing at Bell on border security
LUFKIN, Texas – Republican Gov. Rick Perry made several stops Tuesday in East Texas, highlighting his efforts to secure the border with Mexico and criticizing Democratic opponent Chris Bell. Mr. Perry talked up his efforts to fight crime along the border, including sending National Guard troops there even before President Bush asked them to go, and said again that he'll ask the Legislature for $100 million to sustain border crime-fighting programs. He said that, as a congressman, Mr. Bell voted against using troops to patrol the border and for making it harder to deport illegal immigrants.
2. Remember that funny moment in the debate?
Turns out "Frank from Atlanta" really isn't from Atlanta.
But he is Frank. He is black. And he's now back in Texas to help his long-time friend Kinky Friedman, who's been dogged by accusations of racism as he pursues his independent bid for governor.
"Whenever he'd come to Atlanta for a book signing, that's where I would meet him," Mason said. "That's why he calls me 'Frank from Atlanta.'"
"It hurts me," Mason said of the accusations [that Kinky is a racist]. "And I know it's hurting him."
3. SAEN/Chron profiles Carole Keeton Strayhorn. Nothing really new here, but I noted George Strake's quote
He and other Republicans laugh at Strayhorn's claims of being an outsider aiming to shake up Austin's status quo. The theme "just doesn't fit," he says.Lots of people have had a good laugh about how she's not an Austin insider.
"She's running as an outsider but she's been the ultimate insider for 20 years," Strake says. "I think she is burning with ambition to be a governor, and I think she is sacrificing a lot of her old friendships and loyalties and principles to do it."
No flames or impolite behavior. HTML will be stripped. URLs will be transformed into hyperlinks.
Comments must be approved before being published.