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View Diary: TX-27: Ortiz concedes. Now it's time to figure out what happened. (133 comments)

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  •  The Rio GrandeValley is majority Mexican-American (0+ / 0-)

    and bilingual, and historically votes Democratic. It doesn't make voter suppression impossible-- there is an aggressive right-wing wealthier anglo minority-- but harder.

    Ortiz was in office a long time, and was a hack. Valley voters wouldn't swoon over him because of his name.

    South Texas is NOT Arizona. Latinos are the majority.

    Human reason is beautiful and invincible --Milosz, Incantation

    by juancito on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 10:04:11 PM PST

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    •  Agree on your eval of Ortiz. (1+ / 0-)
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      I remember when he first ran (yeah, I voted for him, and most all the (D)'s down there as I and the boundaries moved around).
      Found it curious that his new House committee assignments were mostly on committees dealing in with the so-called "War on Drugs". That "War" has just gone all to Hell since, hasn't it?
      He was a step up (or sideways) from good ole Kika De La Garza though, there was a wheeler-dealer piece of furniture.

      Republicans: "Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your National Debt, and blame 'The One' "

      by Bluefin on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 10:57:35 PM PST

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