Strayhorn in Waco

Carole Strayhorn is in Waco today for a fundraiser:

The grandma for governor campaign is rolling into Waco today with a fund-raising party for Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn as she challenges Gov. Rick Perry next year.

Strayhorn, who is touting her event as "A Christmas Carole," seeks to bolster her campaign before the March 7 Republican primary, where she will face Perry. Some rumors suggest she may even run as an independent in the general election.

The official invitation lists a host committee of 72 supporters for the party at a Waco home this evening, including former Republican congressional candidate Dot Snyder and businessman Bill Clifton.

"I think Carole is a very straight talker," Clifton said. "I understand where she stands on issues."

Clifton, an active local supporter of U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, who claims to support more Republicans than Democrats, said Strayhorn has attracted fans outside her party who will help her campaign.

"I'm concerned about the poll numbers, but I still like her best," Clifton said. "A lot of her approaches are very common sense to me."


Strayhorn campaign spokesman Ruben Bonilla said he didn't know how many people are expected to attend tonight's event in Waco or how much it will raise for Strayhorn's campaign.

He also rejected rumors that Strayhorn is considering running as an independent.

"Those are just rumors right now," Bonilla said. "I don't know who started those."

Adding "right now" is an interesting modifier to the rest of the phrase.

Posted by Evan @ 12/19/05 12:20 PM


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