Rick Perry totally owns the Texas secessionist vote.
|By: Blue Texan Friday July 30, 2010 10:30 am|
The Secessionist has a real problem on his hands. More than a dozen prominent Dallas business and civic leaders, including several who supported Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Republican primary for governor, have signed a letter backing Democrat Bill White in his effort to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Perry in the Nov. 2 general election. [...]
|By: David Dayen Friday July 23, 2010 6:00 am|
Bill Halter appeared on the morning panel, and I got to steal a few minutes with him. I asked him about the difficulty running against candidates who “progressive-wash” themselves. Blanche Lincoln came out with this derivatives title that she “wrote” right before the primary, blunting Halter’s message of Lincoln as a Wall Street fighter. Halter said that the complexity of the specific issue made it even harder to counteract the message – it was hard to wrap Arkansans heads around the fact that Lincoln left a big loophole in her Section 716 of the bill, for example, or that she didn’t filibuster the bill when Maria Cantwell was doing so precisely because her derivatives title became unenforceable. This is something that progressives need to figure out, because incumbents have done this over and over again to inoculate themselves from criticism from the left.
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday March 2, 2010 10:30 am|
A couple weeks ago, I made the case that Texas Democrats should vote Hutchison in today’s Republican gubernatorial primary, and the latest Rasmussen poll offers more ammunition for that strategy.