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Perez, Lopez Hit The Ground Running

There are a couple of races that this blogger will keep an eye on and both are in the ‘burbs. Educator Amy Perez is running for Texas House District 150 with the intent to end the political career of Debbie Riddle, while Luis Lopez is running for the open seat for Texas House District 132.

Amy Perez, a highly recognized educator, has assembled quite a campaign team for her race for HD 150 and has earned some media attention during the last couple of weeks, including in the paper that probably lands on Debbie Riddle’s yard. She has begun to make the rounds all over District 150 and is getting even more attention on Facebook.

Equally active is the candidate for HD-132, Luis Lopez, who has quickly amassed over 700 “likes” on Facebook, outdoing three of the Tea Party candidates, and on the heels of another. The accountant from Katy has also assembled a campaign team which has hit the ground running and has been making the rounds.

Both teams are running impressive grassroots campaigns and need all the help they can get from inside and outside of the district. Debbie Riddle is quickly wearing out her welcome in her district as she continues to attack poor children and public education, while HD-132 provides an opportunity for change as an open seat. As the suburbs become more diverse, there is a need for representatives who recognize that diversity and will be representative of that diversity, especially on issues of education, public safety, and economic development.

Follow their campaigns on Facebook for the latest. Best of luck to Amy and Luis.

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Foolin’ Folks…Sorta

There haven’t been many good April Fool jokes today. One of our Texas House Dem leaders, State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, sent out a good one.

Perry Embraces Medicaid Expansion–Funds for Education.”

After all the work that has been put in trying to convince the Gov and other Republicans that it is imperative that it be done, well, the joke of a Governor has continued with his opposition to Medicaid Expansion.

Of course, that didn’t stop the good folks at TOP and Progress Texas from making a fool out of the naysayers. As reported by our friends at Progress Texas.

This morning, volunteers with Progress Texas and the Texas Organizing Project rallied outside Governor Perry’s office demanding he expand Medicaid in Texas to cover hard working Texans. Perry hosted a 10 minute long “roundtable” discussion – where no members of the public were invited – and a joint press conference on Medicaid expansion with Senators John Cornyn & Ted Cruz, along with other Texas Tea Party members. Texans came from across the state to make it known that we need health care, and we need it now.

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The protest only finished a couple hours ago and we’ve already been mentioned by Politico, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News, and the Houston Chronicle. We were so loud, members of the press inside could barely hear what the Governor and Senators Cruz & Cornyn were saying!

Good job!

Our friends at Burnt Orange Report, specifically Katherine, had a really good one that, when I shared it on Facebook, had many of my friends asking, “Is this really a joke or is it true?”

State Rep Debbie Riddle Introduces Statewide Ban On Breakfast Tacos

Considering her Facebook diatribes against the federal free lunch program, well, it wouldn’t surprise me if she labeled “terror tacos” an immediate threat.

So, BOR gets the award for the best one because it kept people guessing.

RIDDLE RESPONDS:  Guano Loco Taco Act

The bill would mandate culinary background checks for would-be taco vendors who attempt to pass off low quality tacos as gourmet, boutique, Tex-Mex cuisine of a higher order, effectively, closing the current food trailer/truck loophole. These charlatans must be stopped. They have hoodwinked the public for far too long and now face the wrath of the Texas Legislature.

We must secure the quality of the Texas breakfast taco. Then, and only then, can we hope to preserve the integrity of this Texas morning ritual.

In that case, I intend to endorse her in 2014.