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WHAT THE?  Ok, I just don't get this.  With all the problems in the U.S. right now, even though I rubber stamped the Iraq War, we're still dealing with problems and these people: Maxey Scherr, Mike Fjetland, David Alameel, they're having their debate.  I just don't believe this!
*thinking to himself*  I really wish John Cornyn would just shut up.  Everyone knows I AM the genuine conservative.
Looks like tomorrow in Houston, TX there will be a forum featuring all three Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate (with Kesha Rogers rightfully getting the middle finger since she's really not a Democrat):

Maxey Scherr
Mike Fjetland
David Alameel

Details of the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate forum on Feb 17th are as follows:

Monday, February 17, 2014
6:30pm until 8:30pm in CST

Mark your calendars for this one!

Meyerland Area Democrats Monday February 17th meeting will be a candidate forum. We have statewide and local Harris County Democratic candidates coming by to give us better insight into why we should vote for them in the primary.

We aim to provide candidates who have no challenger in the party a bit of time to speak as well (time permitting).

Donations of a minimum of 20.14 are encouraged to help fund our GOTV effort for the general election.

Come early at 6:30pm and get dinner. 7pm SHARP the forum begins. We meet at

Fadi’s Grill, 4738 Beechnut, Houston Tx 77096.

*Note: Invite emails are going out to candidates requesting RSVP by February 1st. If you do not receive such an email for some reason please RSVP President Art Pronin at"

Website for the Democratic U.S. Senate candidates are as follows:

Maxey Scherr for U.S. Senate:

Mike Fjetland for U.S. Senate:

David Alameel for U.S. Senate:

Note that we are aware the most progressive out of these candidates is Maxey Scherr but you decide which one you prefer to vote for in next month's primary.

Originally posted to Knowledge Democrats on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 08:12 PM PST.

Also republished by Turning Texas: Election Digest.


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  •  I am like Scheer here, but she needs to basically (1+ / 0-)
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    LBJ Senate Race around Texas, and that will be difficult with her home base in El Paso.

    I have no idea why the Wendy Davis money in Texas is currently behind Alameel, or maybe it's the Alameel money behind Wendy Davis? Hard to tell.

    Either way, he is a non-start for me. Seems like a nice enough guy, but flaming White had more charisma.

    Which brings us to F-Jet. I love F-Jet, done great things for Texas business. But he is a Rodrigue Blue Dog if there ever was one, and the current progressive moment can't suffer Blue Dogs.

    Which we shouldn't have to, which brings me back to Scheer.

    She'd scare the pants of the ol' box turtle given the chance.

    Contrary to popular belief, zombies are quite intelligent and excel in anagrams.

    by Patience John on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 09:13:06 PM PST

    •  Maxey Scherr's getting a lot of traction (1+ / 0-)
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      And I'm seeing her Twitter following to grow VERY rapidly, as well as Facebook Likes so there is a lot of enthusiasm for her.  Sometimes you can't read too much into "Likes," but because Scherr was unknown to begin with whereas Wendy Davis already known, the social media following Scherr has right now is growing and a lot of people (particularly women) are responding to her very positively on Twitter.  And she's communicative there, which is a plus.

      She's also getting endorsed by a lot of local Democratic parties across Texas.

      But I'm not one to call the election at this point.

    •  According to Alameel website (0+ / 0-)

      Wendy Davis is a close personal friend.  I find all candidates very similar on the issues.  I want to love Maxey, but her statement on her website about cutting wasteful spending and no mention of any tax increases, and wanting to work with Republicans, really turns me off - and she is supposedly the most progressive?  If I had to choose right now, I'd go with F-Jet.

      "There is no barrier of people's acceptance. The only barrier is the media. Remember what people cannot see or hear, they cannot think about." - liner notes of Soft Cell's 'The Art of Falling Apart'.

      by dugjxn on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 04:04:19 AM PST

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      •  A progressive Dem (1+ / 0-)
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        isn't going to win statewide in Texas right now. Sorry, but they won't. I'll take a moderate who occasionally frustrates me but is reasonable over Cornyn or Cruz, however.

        "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

        by Australian2 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 04:13:15 AM PST

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        •  Explain how a progressive Dem won't win (1+ / 0-)
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          Wendy Davis already is gaining a lot of donations and grassroots support and there are LOADS of Democratic groups, including Battleground Texas, who are currently working non-stop with phone banks.  Far cry from where it was in 2010.

          •  A Davis win would amaze me (in a good way, mind.) (0+ / 0-)

            She's running behind Abbott (the GOP nominee) in virtually every poll out there.

            If I were American, I'd donate to her campaign. If I were Texan, I'd volunteer for it. But I don't think she'll win.

            "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

            by Australian2 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 01:01:52 AM PST

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            •  How do you think she won't win? (0+ / 0-)

              First off, this is February 2014.

              Second, a lot of information in the polls (and it's still early now) show there are a lot of undecided voters.  Let the polls fluctuate overtime.  Davis only announced her run back in October 2013.  Alison Grimes announced her run for U.S. Senate, was behind Mitch McConnell for a number of months, now she's leading in the polls after six months.

              Third, do you have any CLUE how many Democratic groups there are in Texas?  Compared to when Bill White  got 42% of the votes in 2010, in a year when Democrats where pounded nationally, now there are many more Democratic groups are active?  Let's see, Battleground Texas which has groups devoted to daily grassroots GOTV and phone banks for one purpose: Electing Wendy Davis.

              Fourth, are you paying attention to JUST polls?  Come on, really?  We've got, gosh, 8+ months left and you seem like you're calling the election already.

              So you're not American and what makes you know what goes on in Texas?  Do some more research on the situation on the ground in Texas rather than inside-the-beltway mumbo-jumbo and get back to me when you have some additional insight besides polls, at least this early in the game.

      •  She IS the most progressive (0+ / 0-)

        In case you didn't get the memo, PoliticsUSA and Burnt Orange Report did a comparative analysis of Maxey Scherr.  She's already gotten a lot of support from a number of progressive groups in Texas.

        Our staff was divided between Scherr and Dr. David Alameel. While we appreciate that Alameel's substantial personal wealth provides him the means to run a professional campaign, and appreciate that John Cornyn has already taken to attacking Alameel, on the balance we believe that Scherr is the better choice for progressive Democratic voters.

        Scherr, an El Paso native, is an attorney and single mom whose campaign has focused on John Cornyn's choice to go on "Cruz Control," essentially giving our extremist junior senator two votes in the upper chamber of Congress. Her populist, progressive rhetoric is welcome in a state where non-performing Democrats need a reason to come out and vote for someone.

        Watch this video of Scherr.  She's got fire.

        As for the statement on the website, it doesn't say she'll work with Republicans.  It states the following:

        Maxey will bring her life experience and record fighting for families, kids, women, and workers. Maxey will fight for immigration reform. She will raise the minimum wage to help every worker, and work with Democrats and Republicans to fix Obamacare – without giving power back to the insurance companies. Maxey will work to cut wasteful government spending, but increase support for Texas public schools, job training programs, and high-tech research that are critical to creating tomorrow’s good paying jobs.
        Please read the full text.  We can't be Republican-lite here.
  •  Good. I like the idea of Democrats in Texas (0+ / 0-)

    actually starting to heat-up their efforts to take that State from a particularly odious bunch of Neanderthals.

    It probably won't work this cycle, maybe not next cycle either.....but the times, they are a-changin', and the Democratic Party of Texas can't take advantage of that in its present state.

    Organize, organize, organize!

    "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

    by Australian2 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 04:01:27 AM PST

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