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Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 03:00 PM CDT
Early voting has begun statewide, including in the race to elect the mayor of Houston. The race pits incumbent Annise Parker against challenger Ben Hall. Parker is leading Hall in the polls, though the race may be close enough to need a runoff election in December. In the weeks leading up to the election, both candidates have received support from various local clubs and organizations.
Check out who has endorsed each candidate below the jump.
|Annise Parker has been endorsed by the lion's share of organizations in Houston. Below is a select list of major clubs and organizations who have endorsed Parker:
|African Coalition PAC
Bay Area New Democrats
Burnt Orange Report
Coalition Of Police & Sheriffs
Democracy For America
Democracy for Houston
Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
Greater Harris County Democrats
Harris County AFL-CIO
Harris County Tejano Democrats
Houston Federation of Teachers
Houston Organization of Public Employees
Houston Police Officers Union
Houston Stonewall Young Democrats
Houstonians for Responsible Growth
Human Rights Campaign
Laborers' International Union of North America
Montrose Area Democrats
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Action Fund
Seafarers International Union
Small Independent Motel Owners Association
Transport Workers Union of America
Women's Campaign Fund
Ben Hall, on the other hand, hasn't gotten nearly as much support. Here's a list of the groups endorsing Hall:
|African-American Police Officers League
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Local 1550
Communications Workers of America, Local 6222
Houston Black American Democrats
Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 341
Latino Labor Leadership Council
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Houston Chapter
Harris County Republicans
Baptist Ministers' Association of Houston & Vicinity
It's clear that most groups in Houston think Parker is the best choice for mayor. Her record during her first two terms has been exemplary, and that's why Houstonian organizations have overwhelmingly given her their support.
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