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TX U.S. Senate Candidate Rick Noriega Needs YOU NOW.

by: Libby Shaw

Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 02:16 PM CDT

Cross posted on Daily Kos and Texas Kaos.

Come on folks, give a large group of struggling Democratic activists in Texas a hand.  There is a group of us spanning the vast state of Texas that have been working day and night to send Rick to Washington. We're grassroots every day folks who have given as much as our little piggy banks hold. And our go to Big Dogs are maxed out.  

We cannot take 6 more years of a right winger who serves as the puppet for the fat cats in big oil, big insurance, big banking and big everything with money.  

And neither can you.  


If elected John Cornyn will block every single thing a Democratic President and Congress will try to accomplish.  Mark my words, folks.   Corn Dog will rally any Republican buddies who are left in Congress to do likewise.  He will reach out to the right wing media to demonize the Democratic Administration.   And the right wing media, like FOX "News," will be more than happy to oblige.  

Get it?  Even if you do not live in Texas John Cornyn will work against your best interests.    

We must stop Cornyn NOW.  Please give anything you can to Rick Noriega. As little as $5.08 will do.  Rick is only behind by a wee 6 or 7 points.  With a few more pennies, Rick can close the deal.  

If Rick loses (PLEASE NO!) check out the right wing extremist who will pull out all stops to block a Democratic Administration.

Watch Cornyn as he lies through his teeth about his support for our troops.

The truth:  Cornyn voted against SCHIP, veteran's benefits, Medicaid and Medicare all of which would have thrown an economic life line to millions of the twenty-four million Texans.   Cornyn turned his back on his middle, working class and economically disadvantaged constituents.   He works for the fat cats who drove us into the ditch and Cornyn will continue to work for the fat cats.

The Houston Chronicle has not supported a Democratic Presidential candidate since 1964.  On Sunday it endorsed Barack Obama and on Tuesday it endorsed Rick Noriega.

Noriega, a Houstonian, describes himself as a Texas Democrat. That term, once common currency in the state's political conversation, seems to have fallen out of favor over the past several Republican-dominated years.

But it resonates once more in this season of voter discontent with partisanship uber alles. Some old-fashioned moderate bipartisanship, Texas style, should be much welcomed in the Washington debate, particularly on overheated topics such as energy and immigration. Rick Noriega can provide it.

Over the years, Noriega has worked his way up through the ranks. He has distinguished himself as a soldier in Afghanistan and on the Texas-Mexico border, and as an elected official in Austin. During Hurricane Ike, he performed duty above and beyond the call helping those in need at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

He richly deserves a promotion to Washington.
Noriega is showing himself to be the model of an effective Democrat - a centrist, moderate Texas Democrat - in a time when most voters are sick of political extremes. As such, he may one day set the standard for what a strong Texas senator can be.

Check out our guy Rick Noriega who will stand by a President Obama and his Democratic colleagues in Washington.

Check out Rick in his debate with the Corn Dog.

Read what the Houston Chronicle thinks of John Cornyn's tenure in the U.S. Senate.

.... But John Cornyn also has been a too-loyal foot soldier for the Bush administration, willing to make a right turn off the cliff in support of fatally flawed policies on Iraq and torture, as well as casting improvident votes on a host of social issues. Unlike Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, he is not known for his attention to constituent services.

If the conservative leaning moderate Houston Chronicle gets it, so should the voters.  We need your financial help so Rick can close the deal.  

Thanks! I know you guys will step up even if you are as busted as we are. We always manage to find a way in this wonderful and generous community.  

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Show some love for Rick (4.00 / 4)

I kicked in $250 (4.20 / 5)
I can't stand another Cornyn term!

I maxed out (4.00 / 4)
my credit card for Rick.  

Got any cash you can shake loose to get an actual WORKING Texas Senator?

Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us at TexasKaos.

Speaking of hot races (0.00 / 0)
On the subject of people that need help, what's the deal with the latest email Valinda Bolton's been sending out? So I was under the impression she was doing well but after getting her latest campaign literature I'm starting to worry. Granted I don't know much about her race in particular but it said something about her opponent Donna Keel running for the seat Terry Keel lost to Valinda... call me crazy, but I don't remember that race. Seeing as Ms. Bolton is a freshman and all, that would have to of occurred sometime in 2006 right? Somebody help me out there, did Terry run in a race I didn't know about or is Valinda reaching a bit outta desperation? And if she isn't reaching I'm a little worried that she would allow a mistake like that; or worse, she's lying to her constituents for political effect. That I would not appreciate.

terry keel (0.00 / 0)
Terry Keel held the seat from 1997 to 2007 (technically). He choose not to run for re-election in 2006 and Bill Welch was the Republican candidate. It was an open seat, but Valinda immediately succeeded Terry Keel in that seat.

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Hmmmmmm.... (3.00 / 1)
Who IS JohnMac? Reads like someone who posted tonight in support of a Pro Keel letter on the Oak Hill Gazzette site!

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where is dscc (0.00 / 0)
i dont get why the dscc isnt chiping in. they are loaded and noriega would win for sure with their bucks to me.

This is about us (5.00 / 1)
We don't need to go begging the dscc when we have grassroots resources right here. No donation is too small, thank you.  

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