Endorsement Roundup: Houston Mayoral Race

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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

Annie's List

Bay Area New Democrats

Burnt Orange Report

Coalition Of Police & Sheriffs

Democracy For America

Democracy for Houston

EMILY's List

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

Greater Harris County Democrats

Harris County AFL-CIO

Harris County Tejano Democrats

Houston Chronicle

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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Katie Singh

Katie grew up in Austin and has been involved in Texas politics since 2004. She has been a part of several campaigns, from state house races to working at President Obama's campaign headquarters in 2012. She loves public policy, public health, and tacos. Katie tweets from @kasingh19.

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