Sunday, June 17, 2007

Houston's Melissa Noriega Wins

Interesting runoff with dismal turnout. Someone from the GOP instructed or helped Morales who ran a much better runoff campaign including actually winning the vote by mail ballots. Couldn't stop the Democratic wave which is still advancing in Houston and Harris County. With Melissa's election there is a solid Democratic majority on city council.

Dallas voters rejected a Democratic gay mayor in favor of a conservative businessman who didn't even vote in the last mayor's race. Results were determined by the stronger turnout in the conservative north side and the financial support provided to the newcomer by Dallas's business elite.

There were two close runoffs in La Porte and Pasadena council races I didn't hear much about. Surprised Pat Riley lost in Pasadena.

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