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  •  Houston not in poll (5+ / 0-)

    It's the nation's 4th largest city.

    Censorship is rogue government.

    by scott5js on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:12:52 PM PDT

    •  That's an oversite (3+ / 0-)
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      I left out some city's who's elections aren't looking incredibly interesting but Houston will be added when I get to a computer.  Thanks for the catch!

      23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

      by Jeff Singer on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:30:10 PM PDT

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    •  I would agree ... (2+ / 0-)
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      with your assessment of Houston.
      I had never heard of Ben Hall until recently. So he does not seem like a strong candidate now, but who knows how much underwriting he could get.
      Yes, 2011 was disappointing for us liberals. The right-wing vote was strong compared to the electorate at large. Several homophobes ran for mayor, but fortunately cancelled each other out. Two incumbents lost to more conservative candidates.
      There may be a rematch between Republican Brenda Stardig (incumbent in 2011) and Tea Party oriented Helena Brown (now the incumbent).

      Censorship is rogue government.

      by scott5js on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 06:56:18 PM PDT

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      •  Do you feel Parker has gotten stronger since 2011? (1+ / 0-)
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        I feel that may decide how strong Hall is, assuming he's viable.  Not sure if a decently strong candidate could have unseated Parker in 2011 but probably could have made it a tough race.

        23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

        by Jeff Singer on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 07:08:31 PM PDT

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        •  Hard to say ... (2+ / 0-)
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          but my hunch is that people who neglected the 2011 election have been alarmed by that close race.
          Jolanda Jones lost re-election to an at-large City Council seat last time and there is a legal question whether the term limitation law would keep her from running again.
          Jenifer Pool is running this time for a seat vacated by a term-limited Council member. She did not make the runoff last time but is better known now. She has an excellent rapport with people. She would be the first transgender person to be elected to the Houston City Council.

          Censorship is rogue government.

          by scott5js on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:06:17 PM PDT

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