Friday, March 06, 2020

Raise $0. Spend $0. Win big in HD128.

This is strange.

Mary E Williams won in the Democratic primary for House District 128. That is Little Baby Briscoe Cain's district. She beat Josh Markle 73/27 with about 4700 votes to 1767. That isn't a squeaker. That was a huge beat down. So why is this strange?

According to William's campaign finance reports she didn't raise any money. She didn't spend any money yet she won by nearly 40 points. Every report she filed was filled with zeros. She had no loans, no donations, no out of pocket expenses and no in-kind donations. Nothing. She has no presence on the internet. No webpage. No Democratic voting record and yet she wins decisively.

Josh on the other hand raised $69,000 but only spent about $5000 and has about $64,000 left to donate to a charity, a campaign, or a club. That too is strange.

Not quite sure how anyone but a right wing, gun nut, ahole, can win in HD129, but one did in the republican primary over a well qualified real republican. Little Baby Briscoe received over 11,000 votes to Hoskin's 3,000. 

Also not quite sure how someone who didn't raise or spend any money can win. Along with Chris Diaz, and Eman Afshar, this is strange. 

Thursday, March 05, 2020

More primary ugliness: Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1

This is strange. 

At the start of the race Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1 in the Harris County Democratic primary there were 3 candidates who entered the race per the Secretary of State website, Israel Garcia, Roel Garcia, and Eman Afshar. Shortly afterward Afshar was listed as "Rejected", as in the Harris County Democratic Party rejected his application and refunded his fee.

Yet he remained on the ballot receiving 21% of the vote and forcing a runoff. According to a letter from the party Afshar's application had been questioned, specifically the names on his petition submitted to the party. In the end his application was rejected and he was provided an opportunity to file a timely appeal. From the letter:


And yet....Afshar remained on the ballot, his votes counted, and we now have another expensive, time consuming runoff. Israel Garcia received 48% of the vote with his other challenger receiving 30% and Afshar receiving 21%. Clearly the winner was Israel. How do you fix this? IDK.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Democratic Primary wrapup. The good. The bad. The ugly.

Well that was fun?

The Good.
Democrats came out to vote in record numbers to take their party back from the socialists candidates running as Democrats. As I have said in the past, we need to stop non-Democrats from running in our Party.

MJ Hegar and State Senator Royce West will be in a runoff. MJ recieved 22% of the vote with Senator West with 13.8%. Cristina Ramirez received 13.7% of the vote and missed the runoff.

Sri Preston Kulkarni will represent the Democratic Party in CD22 after beating Pearland Councilman Derrick Reed, and hammering Nyanza Moore. Sri is a great candidate and his campaign will be one to watch. Reed should consider running for another office. He is an impressive candidate. Moore should go back to Fox News.

New comer, Christian Menefee, squeaked out a win to move onto the general election by 50.17% for Harris County District Attorney. DA Ogg, Sheriff Gonzalez, and Ann Bennett, easily won.

The Bad.
Three of our outstanding Judges, Weiman, Kirkland, and Moore, were defeated. It boggles my mind why anyone would have challenged these individuals and why anyone would vote to replace them. They are great judges. They earned their positions on the bench. They were doing a great job and representing Harris County very well. Why would anyone challenge someone like that?

And The ugly
In the race for Harris County Constable, the cousin of Constable Chris Diaz Jerry Garcia, did his job by taking 10% of the vote. Jerry Garcia, who has absolutely no experience in law enforcement, quit the race right after sealing his name on the ballot. The other Jerry Garcia, a life long law enforcement official still beat Diaz by 39-34. This is so dishonest. Diaz should do the honorable thing and concede the race. In the runoff there will only be one Jerry Garcia on the ballot. I wonder if Diaz cousin will endorse him?

Is there more to report? Probably. Maybe later.

Socialists get hammered in Texas Primaries

This can't be good for the Socialists running in the Democratic Party.

Last week Sanders came in second place in South Carolina with 19% of the vote. That was 7% less than he did in 2016. Here in Texas Sanders received 3% less than he did in 2016. He isn't expanding his base.

Locally the socialist running for Harris County DA, Audia Jones, got hammered with only 22% of the vote. Jessica Cisneros, another socialist running against Rep Henry Cuellar, lost in CD28. Cuellar needs to be replaced, but for gosh sakes, next time find someone from the Democratic Party to challenge him. Sema Hernandez, running for US Senate, came in 7th place with 8%, which was expected.

A bright spot for the socialists was Jose Garza in Travis County a county that Sanders won. He is now in a runoff with District Attorney Moore after receiving 44% of the vote to 41% for Moore. Travis County has a choice to make. Do you want a socialist for DA? Or a Democrat. You can't have both.

Garza and Jones were funded in part by the single donor Real Justice PAC. This individual, Cari Tuna from San Fransisco, is funding candidates in District Attorney races. As other socialist candidates across the country they tend to have a chance in super blue areas. Travis County is pretty blue.

Now will the Democratic voters in Travis County give up their District Attorney's office to a socialist?

Monday, March 02, 2020

Loaning Campaign Cash: Kathaleen Wall in CD22


In 2018 Kathaleen Wall, a heavy donor to Greg Abbott, spent $6 Million of her own money in her race for Congress to replace Ted Poe. She lost coming in a distant 3rd place missing the runoff. Now she is spending over $3 Million of her own money to try for CD22, a district she doesn't live in. 

Wall is a gun loving MAGAt. She bows to Donald Trump as if he was a god. She would bring exactly what is not needed in CD22, conflict and division in a diverse community. Let's see if the other MAGAts will buy her buying the seat or would go for another Bush, who doesn't live the district either.

She looks so cute holding a type of weapon used to kill women and children in mass shootings in Texas.

Raising Campaign Cash CD22. Primary

Sri Preston leads the field of candidates in the Democratic Primary by 10-1 with a total of $1.2 million followed by Council Member Reed with $156,000 and Moore with $149,864. Their lastest haul is $97,160, 14,398, and $7,336.

CandidateRaisedSpentCOHLoans
Kulkarni, Sri1,246,943771,089$503,611$0
Moore, Nyanza$149,864$149,225$639$39,556
Reed, Derrick$156,856$135,046$21,809$0
CandidateRaisedSpentCOHLoans
Kulkarni, Sri97,160255,149$503,611$0
Moore, Nyanza$7,336$7,851$639$39,556
Reed, Derrick$14,398$30,849$21,809$0

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Audia Jones: If you can't follow the law how can you enforce it?

Audia Jones is like Bernie, bro. She is an independent socialist running as a Democrat calling her self a "Democratic Socialist" which is like a "Conservative Republican". Neither one exist.

Jones is running for District Attorney and if she could pull out a win the office would most likely be put into the hands of a well financed republican and they have one. Our DA's office should protect law abiding citizens and be fair to all parties. Jones seems to be more concerned about those who break the law instead of those who obey the law.

Speaking of breaking the law.....Jones is being funded in part by a socialist PAC called Real Justice. Real Justice has one donor from California. Real Justice is donating in-kind donations to three candidates running for DA in Texas. They donated about $35,000 to Audia Jones for staff and texting. Candidates report In-Kind donations on a specific form. Audia hasn't done this.

Real Justice, at the very least, reports this in the comments section for each in-kind donation provided to Jones. If they didn't we would have never known about the contributions since Audia did not list them in her reports.

You can't expect to enforce the law if you can't follow the law.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Raising Campaign Cash 8 days out. Harris County

Here are the major races. Updates will come soon.

Carvana Cloud raised over half her donations, $15,000, from Rusty Hardin and Carole Walter Cooke, who inherited an Oil and Gas company.

Audia Jones is still not disclosing the in-kind donations from a socialist PAC called Real Justice.

Jolanda Jones has over $60,000 in unpaid expenses. That is strange.

CANDIDATERaisedSpentCOHLoans
District Attorney
Kim Ogg (Inc)$102,688$368,328$150,584$68,489
Audia Jones$11,573$26,277$20,311$0
Carvana Cloud$26,385$33,570$788$1,021
Todd Overstreetnot filed
Lori Deangelo$1,175$1,231$641$0
Mary Huffman$81,435$62,612$35,616$0
Lloyd OliverLOLLOLLOLLOL
County Attorney
Vince Ryan (Inc)$11,650$77,291$61,033$0
Christian Menefee$12,640$123,961$24,961$0
John Nationnot filed
Sheriff
Ed Gonzalez (inc)$41,085$307,714$219,574$0
Jerome Moore$3,670$9,391$6,975$0
Harry Zamora$2,000$911$0$0
Joe Danna$15,623$17,789$5,420$8,000
Randy Rushnot filed
Paul Daynot filed
Tax Assessor
Ann Bennett (Inc)$19,027$43,191$31,803$0
Jolanda Jones$16,960$98,725$30,102
Jack Terrencenot filed
Chris Danielnot filed
Commissioner Pct 1
Rodney Ellis$483,204$599,177$3,822,587$0
Maria Jackson$68,935$36,053$29,926$9,400
Commissioner Pct 3
Michael Moore
Kristi Thibaut$53,836$187,929$178,180$0
Morris Overstreetnot filed
Diana Martinez$5,468$2,929$3,729$0
Zaher Eisanot filed
Erik Hassan$0$35,200$0$0
Constable Pct 1
Alan Rosen$0$22,747$928,052$0
Cedrick Collier$4,105$5,501$3,392
Gilberto Reynanot filed
Perry Wesleynot filed
Constable Pct 2
Chris Diaz$20,475$44,406$21,143$0
Lt Jerry Garcia$4,905$5,495$17,849$0
George Goffneynot filed
Alberto Rivera$2,632$1,042$3,203$500
Jerry GarciaWithdrew
Constable Pct 3
Sherman Eagleton$62,995$71,703$60,658$82,550
Deborah FlorusNot filed
Ken Jones
Michel Pappillion*
John Portillo
Eric Reed
Constable Pct 4
Jeff McGowennot filed
Constable Pct 5
Ted Heap
Mark Harrison$3,500$0$3,612$14,178
Mark Miller
Randy Newman
Constable Pct 5
Silvia Trevino
Joseph Guerra
Constable Pct 7
May Walker