Not surprisingly, it seems mayoral wannabe Gene Locke has basically accepted the endorsement he sought out–that of right-winger Steven Hotze. He sure hasn’t rejected it! Here are some links from some of my fellow bloggers who have posted on the endorsement mailer sent by Hotze.
Off The Kuff: Pay particular attention to these two images, which capture the case Hotze makes for and against each candidate. He uses the phrase “radical liberal” six times – interestingly, the one candidate he doesn’t affix that label to is Annise Parker, though he does say she’s “supported by liberal Chicago labor union interests”, whatever that means – and he makes a point of noting that all seven candidates he opposes have been endorsed by the “Gay Lesbian political action committee”. I don’t think you need an advanced degree in literature to be able to read the subtext here.
Bay Area Houston: Look for Gene to back pedal out of this endorsement faster than a republican getting caught at a hooker convention with a bag full of condoms.
Locke and fellow Dumbocrat Andrew Burks join wing-nuts Brenda Stardig, Al Hoang, Jack Christie and confused Independent Steven Costello in getting the endorsement. One small glitch, though: Costello has rejected the endorsement, which could be a smart move if folks easily buy into it. DC is not.
Early voting begins on Monday and here are the locations.