Friday, November 03, 2006

Only in Texas? - - - Dead Candidate Runs For Office

Probably not, but we do things big time.
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Remember Tom Delay?
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You see, we tried to keep Delay on the ballot even though he didn't want the office. But the courts wouldn't let the Republicans appoint a successor, this office has to be elected.
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The next best thing: Don't have a candidate and get an 'authorized' Republican write-in to win the election.
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Since this really isn't working, the latest scheme is to just leave the dead woman on the ballot and let the Republican governor appoint another crony.
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This may not work, in the gubenatorial race the Democrats are running neck and neck with the Republicans after all the Delay stuff.
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I may not vote for the Independent candidate after all, someone here may need my vote. Mrs. Dawson is not in my district so that part is moot with me.
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Read the article here:
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KETV.com - News - Dead Candidate Runs For Office In Texas (link):
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"HOUSTON -- A slick campaign mailer shows a smiling Texas state representative and reminds voters of her achievements in education, economics and politics.
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But it fails to mention that she is dead.
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Republican Glenda Dawson died in September but her campaign continues. Campaign officials hope she will win re-election for a two-year term over the Democratic challenger.
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If she wins, Gov. Rick Perry would call a special election to fill the vacancy in the heavily Republican district near Houston.
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The man overseeing her campaign said the new flier was prepared as a 'tribute' to Dawson and doesn't try to conceal her death, although there's no mention of it on the mailer."
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My thanks to Cousin From Herman, Nebraska, who sent me this article.

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