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How Will I Vote In At-Large 3?

Those of us on the liberal side of things are finding ourselves a bit bewildered at the thought of having to choose between Kubosh and Morales for At-Large 3.

Already, I’ve been a part of some Facebook and e-mail discussions about which is the lesser of two evils. Frankly, I don’t know. Some say Kubosh because he may not be as right-wing as Morales. Others say Morales because they don’t expect him to be as hardcore an attacker on the Annise Parker administration, and perhaps, he’d be easier to beat in two years.

Well, I’ve never been much of a fan of either, although I guess I was on the same side as Kubosh on the red-light camera thing, but not for the same reasons. Morales, on the other hand, has said some pretty harsh things about immigrants (compared them to Al Qaeda in 2005), but some say he’s softened–whatever that means. I usually don’t forgive that type of thing, especially if it’s all about earning a Tea Party vote.

In my usual tongue in cheek fashion, I have suggested promoting an “undervote” campaign:  Show up, vote in the other races and skip this one. Make the undervote so high they would be rendered irrelevant. Sure, I’m just grasping here, but it’s something with which to make some sort of statement.

The bottom line is that both need to be held under a hot light and questioned about issues toward which progressives gravitate. Let’s not give either the chance to skate by just for any simplistic reason. Perhaps I’m asking too much of my fellow lib-labs. At this point, I choose to ask some pretty tough questions of both candidates.

SA’s Mayor Castro Endorses Mayor Annise Parker

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This is good to see.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker today received the endorsement of fellow Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio.

“I’ve joined with Houston teachers, police and sheriffs to support the re-election of your mayor, Annise Parker,” said Mayor Castro.  “Annise’s record of results is full of accomplishments of which any mayor would be proud.”

Mayor Castro cited major achievements of Mayor Parker’s administration, including the Hire Houston First program, putting more police officers on the street, securing $7 million for after-school programs and cutting millions in waste to fully fund public safety.

“With all the gridlock in Washington, America’s cities are leading the way with innovative solutions to complex problems,” said Mayor Castro. “With Annise as mayor of Houston, our cities can work together to make real progress not only for Houston and San Antonio, but also for Texas and the nation.”

“I deeply appreciate Mayor Castro’s endorsement,” said Mayor Parker.  “Under Mayor Castro’s leadership, San Antonio has continued its rise as a Great American City. An inspiration to Texas Latinos, Mayor Castro has made our state stronger for all Texans.”