Tony Garza overview, AFT/TRS, TX House, Perry getting out the non-Texas vote?

1. Former Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza offers his overview of the November elections. Pretty good overview from 10,000 feet but it probably underestimates the number of House seats will turnover.

2. Ratcliffe and Fikac in the Chron and SAEN:

Gov. Rick Perry is drowning Democrat Bill White with money, more than doubling the former Houston' mayor's fundraising and spending in the past month as he closes the campaign with a television ad criticizing White over the death of a police officer.
True enough, though I think this would be better contextualized by noting that White made the strategic decision to spend earlier, while Perry made the decision to spend later.

3. The AFT teachers union, which gave $30k to Bill White, is unhappy with the Campos report on TRS. My post on TRS.

4. Perry zings White. Jay Root reports:

Sitting on a pile of cash and a lead in the polls, Republican Gov. Rick Perry is so confident in the final week of the 2010 election that he's begun urging supporters to spread his pro-conservative message to other states.

At Buzzie's BBQ in Kerrville Tuesday, Perry told a boisterous crowd of about 200 to go vote for him and then asked them to call their friends and relatives living outside Texas and urge them to get behind the Republicans.

5. Paul Burka offers his short take on most of the Texas House races. I think he's underrating the potential Republican victories.

Posted by Evan @ 10/26/10 07:00 PM


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