Thoughts on Viernes…12282012

A Record Breaker – Joaquin Martinez

Either the newly minted candidate for SD-6 has a lot of fans or his opponents have gone on a frenzy clicking on the post I did about him, but Joaquin Martinez seems to have at least blown the lid off of DosCentavos.net with a lot of views and visitors.

After asking him about how he felt about NewsFix’s report on him, which included some sarcasm about him, Joaquin stated he’s not running away from any lack of candidate experience and that he’s running a truly grassroots campaign that will highlight his passion for serving the community. Obviously, that means he’s taking it to the voters.

And as I like to say, all press is good press.

Meanwhile, Kuff, like me, also awaits the final ballot line-up to be released. Hopefully, that’s sometime today. Stay tuned.

UPDATE:   Martinez informs me that his first fundraiser is today:

Doshi House Cafe, 3419 Dowling Street Houston, TX 77004, 5PM – 8PM

Last TOV of 2012

Well, 2012 was a good year for my kind of politics, and 2013 should be even better. I keep saying I want to grow this blog, just haven’t decided which direction to take. Making it “newsy” would take a lot of time, and keeping it a daily opinion kind of place is boring for me, which explains the fact that I only did about 350 posts this year. One thing is for sure. I do intend to reach 5,000 posts during this 8th year of DosCentavos, and I’m sure the City Elections will give me plenty of material, along with everything else I write about.

Personal Highlights of 2012

Working with my great friend Julia Maldonado again was a highlight, and the fact that she won Harris County (lost the other 10 counties, but winning the home county truly was huge) has given me great hope for her future, should she run again. She’s a good candidate on paper, but she’s even better on the ground and willing to put in the sweat equity to win a race. Keep an eye on her!

Of course, the best thing that happened to me was moving into the Big City of Sharpstown, TX. Sure, I left some good Liberals in Kingwood, but I gained a community with which I intend to connect more often, become more involved, and of which I will become an active member. Why should the civic club folks have all the fun, right?

Last Music Break of 2012 – Raul Malo at Gruene Hall – Here Comes The Rain

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