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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

TX-28: Live-Blogging the Results from Campaign HQ

Posted by DavidNYC

Guys, an exciting announcement: It's my pleasure to let you know that Tracy Joan Russo - who wears many hats for Ciro's campaign, chief among them netroots outreach director - will be live-blogging the TX-28 results straight from campaign headquarters tonight, here at the SSP. Polls close at 7pm local time - we probably won't know much for at least an hour after that. But Tracy will be covering it all. So please give her a warm welcome! And let's go Ciro!

Posted at 05:55 PM in 2006 Elections - House, Texas | Technorati

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i think an important thing a lot of people dont realize because there is no republican running, is that this is not a strongly democratic district. It acutally is a swing district, so while cuellar is a pain in the ass, remember he still is pretty close to the district. Not that i am for him, just sayin

Posted by: yomoma2424 [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 7, 2006 06:28 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I very much disagree with the idea that Cuellar is "pretty close to the district." As I wrote earlier:

Cuellar had a unity score of 70% last year according to CQ. Here were the Dems (only seven of them) who were less loyal to the caucus in 2005:

Dan Boren - 59 (59-41)
Robert Cramer - 60 (60-39)
Collin Peterson - 64 (55-43)
Gene Taylor - 65 (68-31)
Jim Marshall - 67 (55-44)
Lincoln Davis - 67 (58-41)
Jim Matheson - 69 (66-31)

The numbers in parens are the 2004 Bush-Kerry vote. TX-28 was 53-47 Bush (and 51-49 Gore). Cuellar's voting record is in the territory of guys like Matheson and Taylor. You should only be at 70% unity if you are in a seriously GOP district, not a swing district.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 7, 2006 06:34 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

i mean, not in the sense he is an extreme red district dem like it would suggest. I definately think we can get away with a liberal democrat in that district if we work for it, and thats why i think ultimately ciro will win. But just saying, its not a flaming liberal district

Posted by: yomoma2424 [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 7, 2006 06:39 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

On the Texas SOS site, couldn't find TX-22. Anyone have a link?

Posted by: JJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 7, 2006 07:38 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment