Showing posts with label Harris County. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harris County. Show all posts

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Why are you running: CC Phillips, Robert Morales

Once again we need to ask: "Why are you running?" to CC Phillips and Robert Morales both challenging Judge Julia Maldonado. Judge Maldonado won her race for the 507th District Court in Harris County in 2016. There is absolutely no reason to change our Democratic nominee for 2020.

From a campaign finance perspective Morales and Phillips are lacking in funds so say the least.

CandidateCOHRaisedSpentLoan
Judge Maldanado$152,054$72,174$26,808$0
CC Phillips$34$3,100$8,783$2,000
Robert Morales$1,735$1,735$738$3,805
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Vote for Judge Maldonado for the 507th District Court.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Why are you running? Dawn Rogers for District Judge District 334

There are a number of challengers against well established incumbents especially in judicial races. Dawn Rogers is one who is challenging Judge Steven Kirkland. It makes you wonder: Why are you running?

There really is no reason Judge Kirkland should be challenged except for maybe one thing. Back in 2017 Judge Kirkland ruled against Landry's Restaurant. The Houston Press wrote:
Landry's must pay an animal welfare organization it sued for defamation $450,000 in sanctions, a Harris County District Judge ruled Wednesday, upon dismissing the case. Judge Steven Kirkland dismissed Landry's suit with prejudice and wrote that the sanctions were necessary "to deter Plaintiffs from filing similar actions in the future." Kirkland also ordered Landry's to pay more than $170,000 in legal fees.
So this case cost Landry's $620,000. Kirkland's opponent raised $9,395 with $5,000 coming from Landy's Restaurant PAC. Coincidence? Kirkland has served the community very well. Let's keep him on the bench.

CandidateCOHRaisedSpentLoan
Judge Kirkland$105,141$50,271$23,846$0
Dawn Rogers$2,865$9,395$10,715$0

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Texas Organizing Project endorses the Socialist for Harris County DA

I should have seen this coming and I think I see the next one coming.

Texas Organizing Project (TOP) has endorsed the Socialist running for Harris County District Attorney, Audia Jones. TOP has received a major donation from a far left donor from California. As I have said in a previous post:

Real Justice PAC has spent $425,192 which includes in-kind contributions. $280,000 was donated to Texas Organizing Project PAC, an organization that generally performs great work in the field. Real Justice have donated to three candidates for District Attorney in Bexar, Tarrant, and Harris County.

$280,000 was donated by a single donor to Real Justice PAC, an extreme far lefty from California. They also have donated over $50,000 to Audia Jones which includes in-kind donations of over $20,000 for staff. (Jones has not reported this on her campaign finance reports). Jones is from the Democratic Socialists of America, as is her husband, a sitting judge. TOP's endorsement and money has given this socialist an opportunity to run under the cover of the Democratic Party, much like LaRouche candidates have in the past. The DSA has now become the LaRouche of the party minus the signing.

TOP claims Audia is the only one that would advocate for bail reform, which is absolutely not true. This type of endorsement gives socialists a foot into the door to our party. They run as "progressives" yet will be seen as the candidate of the Democratic Party  that is more concerned about those who break the law instead of protecting those who don't.

Bali reform is needed Another Socialist in our party is not.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Raising Campaign Cash: Harris County Candidates

Republicans are in red

The incumbent District Attorney has a significant advantage over her competitors with $385,908 COH compared to $23,431 combined from Jones, Cloud, and Overstreet.

Christian Menefee raised a significant amount of money....but $50,000 came from his own pocket.

Ed Gonzalez has a huge lead in this race. As does Michael Moore. Rodney Ellis has been sitting on a $3M war chest for some time now.

Alan Rosen has a commanding lead over his opponents with over $944,000 COH. There is no competition in this race. Rosen has served his district very well.

Chris Diaz is mired in controversy. He has a great challenger, Jerry Garcia, who has excellent experience but he has not filed his report yet.

Michel Pappillion* for Constable will not raise or spend more than $500.

May Marker for Constable has no opponent.

CANDIDATECOHRaisedSpentLoans
District Attorney
Kim Ogg (Inc)$385,908$106,572$83,276$68,489
Audia Jones$29,973$49,186$29,177$0
Carvana Cloud$16,889$33,881$17,382$0
Todd Overstreet$0$0$0$0
Lori Deangelo$500$0$2,012$0
Mary Huffman$0$0$41,089$0
Lloyd Oliver$0$0$0$0
County Attorney
Vince Ryan (Inc)$101,039$33,655$18,779$0
Christian Menefee$128,547$135,579$41,249$50,000
John Nation$0$0$1,369$0
Sheriff
Ed Gonzalez (inc)$317,264$95,636$47,317$0
Jerome Moore$12,698$28,595$15,896$0
Harry Zamora$0$4,500$18,177$0
Joe Danna$9,857$78,820$39,274$7,000
Randy Rush$0$1,000$1,000$0
Paul DayNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Tax Assessor
Ann Bennett (Inc)$39,845$20,965$8,734$0
Jolanda Jones$16,320$16,320$1,250$0
Jack Terrence$0$1,000$1,400$0
Chris Daniel$0$0$1,250$0
Commissioner Pct 1
Rodney Ellis$3,881,740$122,631$396,998$0
Maria Jackson$19,353$110,230$71,241$8,000
Commissioner Pct 3
Diana MartinezNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Zaher EisaNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Erik HassonNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Michael Moore$199,052$209,391$13,248$0
Morris Overstreet$15,925$17,950$2,025$0
Kristi Thibaut$45,761$51,180$4,536$5,000
Constable Pct 1
Alan Rosen$944,281$719,338$60,120$0
Cedrick CollierNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Gilberto Reyna$3,526$7,416$7,579$0
Perry Wesley$0$0$529$529
Constable Pct 2
Chris Diaz$28,989$77,411$43,202$92
Lt Jerry Garcia$17,305$31,768$21,239$0
George GoffneyNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Alberto Rivera$2,096$7,551$6,285$200
Jerry Garciaquitquitquitquit
Constable Pct 3
Sherman Eagleton$110,937$30,255$25,626$82,550
Deborah Florus$8,999$15,100$15,841$0
Ken JonesNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Michel Pappillion*
John Portillo$21$3,366$21,441$43,253
Eric Reed$0$0$0$0
Constable Pct 4
Jeff McGowen$0$0$1,019$1,200
Constable Pct 5
Ted Heap$287,366$29,925$19,484$0
Mark HarrisonNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Mark Miller$0$1,365$2,370$0
Randy NewmanNot FiledNot FiledNot FiledNot Filed
Constable Pct 5
Silvia Trevino$18,587$33,034$28,627$0
Joseph Guerra$641$6,488$2,965$0
Constable Pct 7
May Walker$28,978$5,925$3,487$0