Well, since I worked a successful fundraiser for Julia Maldonado, candidate for the 14th Court of Appeals – Place 8, I didn’t think I’d make it to many activities last night, and I did not.
Julia Maldonado’s fundraiser at Pub Fiction in Midtown was a blast and gave her campaign a nice shot in the arm toward beginning the summer campaign season. Considering we had a rainstorm hit us, Julia’s supporters arrived and stayed a little longer than usual. The chit-chat was just that good.
After contemplating whether I should stay in the area or head back to the great Southwest, I decided to drive-by St. Arnold’s Brewery where the House Democratic Campaign Committee was hosting a reception. Well, I arrived in time to hear the last song by the band, but the good Dems stuck around enjoying some good brew and great conversation.
No doubt the weird feeling was seeing the campaign staffers and supporters for HD-137 candidates standing in the same general area. Usually, I get into evil mode if in that situation, but it was good to see some friendly conversations.
As I worked the room and allowed folks to enjoy my presence (just a joke), I ran into an old friend of the family, State Rep. Roberto Alonzo. We had a great conversation about the 33rd Congressional District run-off. Needless to say, we agree on who should be the nominee.
It was also great running into candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, Jim Dougherty and the lovely and talented Judy. We had a great conversation about District 2, and the upcoming campaign season. I really like Jim and know he’ll be a great candidate.
And it was great meeting Avina Gutierrez, a staffer for State Senator Jose Rodriguez from El Paso. I mentioned to her that her dad was my mentor and was one of my Dad’s best customers at Medellin’s Texaco.
So, yes, a great reunion of Democrats, along with a mini-Crystal City reunion in about 45 minutes of hanging out at St. Arnold’s.
Friday is gonna be another fun-filled, interesting, and hectic day, but DosCentavos will be there. Stay connected!