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Mon May 6, 2013, 11:58 AM

Fort Bend County Local Race getting Fun

I was a fund raiser for some school board candidates at Susan Bankston's home (aka Juanita Jean) on Thursday and there were talk about the tea party backed candidates getting arrested for stealing political signs. On Saturday, the local paper had an article about this arrest and Juanita Jean had some fun http://juanitajean.com/2013/05/04/fun-with-the-perry-family-battleground-texas-starts-here/

Everything was going pretty smoothly until the Tea Party and a paid Republican political consultant recognized that this particular race is the hotbed of turning Texas blue – the next area of Fort Bend County to flip Democratic. Once this commissioner’s precinct flips, the county will flip and once the county flips, Texas will flip. Fort Bend County, on the edge of Houston, is the most diversified county in America. This is the petri dish of Texas becoming a Democratic state. I live here.

And this school board race is in the Hispanic part of the county that needs energizing. We elected a county commissioner here in 2008 and he kept his seat by a frighteningly slim margin in 2012. If Texas truly is a battleground – it starts here and it starts now.

This school board race began getting ugly back in April, when a local man named Rodney Vannerson, who is bail bondsman, formed a PAC and named it the deceptive “Whistle PAC“. He says they are whistle blowers. He named it that because “We Don’t Want To Pay Our Taxes or Have Our Kids Go To School With All Those Diverse Kids PAC” was already taken.....

Bob Perry died last month and by all reports is still trying to explain to Sweet Jesus about the whole Swift Boat Veterans for Truth thing, but his name lives on – as does his money and political philosophy.

The sad thing is that this is going to be a very low turnout election and the tea party people could win

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Sun May 12, 2013, 12:22 AM

1. Election's over. Did the tea party lose and by how much?

And, by the way, how's that new Super?

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Sun May 12, 2013, 09:25 AM

2. It was an interesting election

In addition to the sign stealing, one of the candidates on the tea party backed slate disavowed the tea party PAC that gave here $2500. Juanita jean had fun with this development. http://juanitajean.com/2013/05/10/oh-and-tomorrows-school-board-race-just-got-better/

On Election Day the tea party PAC sent out a nasty e mail. http://juanitajean.com/2013/05/11/well-they-have-hacked-me-off-now/.

Three of the four tea party backed candidates lost yesterday. In one race the non tea party backed candidate won by 6 votes. My daughter and I were two of the six vote margin of victory. I spent part of yesterday putting out signs for the non tea party backed candidate. The only tea party backed candidate who won was the lady who betrayed and rejected the tea party controlled PAC the day before the election. I doubt that this lady will be supporting the tea party goals.

We keep telling people that every vote counts. Yesterday's elections are proof of this. Three tea party backed candidates were defeated yesterday.

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