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  •  It's part of a long, hard slog (7+ / 0-)

    up the hill.  

    Snowball still being built.

    For real Texas Kaos, you want, not .com. Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us

    by boadicea on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 06:10:44 AM PDT

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    •  west Texas has a large number of "closet" Repug (2+ / 0-)
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      boadicea, CoyoteMarti

      nicans, who run as Dems, given that in a largely Hispanic county they could not be electd any other way. Our county judge is such a person, runs as a Dem with big contributions from all shades of Repubs, is an ally of the big landowners and corporate interests.
      Such is very common in the counties west of the Pecos river, and elsewhere in Texas I am sure.
      Given that Hispanics don't vote, there is no way to defeat them. Having a Hispanic candidate with backing from the pore broke state Party would be the only way.
      We may for the first time have a "womens' vote" thanks to Wendy.
      We have no "youth vote"- the Anglo kids are religious and conservative, and the Hispanic kids are up in Midland workin the oil patch. They don't usually vote anyway.

      I buy and sell well trained riding mules and American Mammoth Jack Stock.

      by old mule on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 10:38:17 AM PDT

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