Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Prelude to November

Cuellar Defeats Rodriguez In Congressional Grudge Match

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar defeated former congressman Ciro Rodriguez early Wednesday in the Democratic primary in House District 28, riding phenomenal strength in his home county to avoid an April runoff election.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Cuellar had 53 percent of the ballots tallied. Rodriguez, who narrowly lost to Cuellar in the 2004 primary in the South Texas district, had 41 percent. Victor Morales had 2,534 votes, or 6 percent.

Lots of Dems and assorted anti-Republicans have been sounding increasingly optimistic about the polls showing that, at least in the abstract, voters favor Democrats over Republicans. Dreams of taking back at least one house of Congress dance through their heads.

Hope, meet reality.

In TX-28, a Republican won the Democratic primary -- not the general election, the primary.

Tom Delay won his primary by a 2:1 margin.

We in the blogosphere think our work matters. We think our sleuthing, agitating and rabble rousing radiate out to the larger community.

The left threw money and effort behind Rodriguez. We have hunted DeLay mercilessly.

All for naught. Democrats can't even win their own fucking primaries. How in hell are they going to take enough seats in the general election to take over the House or the Senate?


Blogger Brenda said...

Hope meets reality, and reality meets Webb County, Texas. It is no coincidence that the Webb County (Laredo) results weren't posted until the Bexar County (San Antonio) results were known. Ciro got screwed, even of nobody is willing to admit it. And because it's Texas, Home of the Corrupt, nothing will be done.

3:42 PM  
Blogger <-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

Is "phenomenal strength" the same thing as "statistically improbable" strenght?

Any Diebold or other Blsck Box Voting/EVMs in play here?

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Clarity said...

Of late, Texas has become an aberation! They have become an extension of the culture of corruption usually reserved for DC. They have given us Tom Delay and George W. Bush. Enough is enough, already! Lyndon must be rolling in his grave.

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Blue, take a deep breath, this is a long distance race not a sprint, it will take time to regain control. Consider how long it took the Repubs to get into power, something like 30 years wasn't it?

Another thing, in primaries in Texas, Republicians can vote in the Demo primary. So lets see how the actual election goes he can still be a write in. And one last thing, he was a long shot and came in damn close. Give him and his campaign credit for coming in as well as they did.

2:29 PM  

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