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Texas Tea Party Trustee With History of Anti-Muslim Remarks Asked to Resign by CAIR and Others


by: Joe Deshotel

Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM CDT

A newly elected Tea Party trustee at Keller ISD apologized for calling it a "shame" that Southlake elected a Muslim member to its City Council.

Jo Lynn Haussmann posted on Facebook: "SOUTH LAKE - Do you realize because SO FEW voters took the time and responsibility to VOTE in the municipal elections - YOU NOW HAVE A 'MUSLIM' on the City Council!!! What A SHAME!!!!!"

Haussmann who herself only got 50.5% of the vote was endorsed by the right wing group Texans for Fiscal Responsibility who said, "She is well respected by state legislators and other local leaders."  

That list of legislators include Giovanni Capriglione, who gave himself some credit for recruiting her also said that the, "opposition ranges from someone who isn't even registered to vote, to a progressive liberal whose public comments are too deranged to even post." Yep. take a moment to let that sink in.

Now see who else endorsed Haussmann and what the School Board has to say below the jump...

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David vs Goliath - Colleyville/Grapevine Local Elections


by: easyaim

Tue May 13, 2014 at 05:08 PM CDT

  Local non-partisan elections got very partisan last weekend in Northeast Tarrant County in the Grapevine-Colleyville area near Fort Worth.
 It started when the right-wing group "Empower Texans" endorsed four candidates in the area city council and school board elections.
 Although "Empower Texans" has a very benign-looking website they are well-known as a front to Michael Q. Sullivan's right-wing group whose agenda includes cutting funds to public schools and supporting campaigns of far-right candidates.
 This attempt by hard-right conservatives to move into the local governments was discovered by Democratic Party activist and Colleyville resident Mark Bauer. He sent out an email warning the area progressives and organized a phone bank that consisted of a bipartisan group of both Democrat and Republican voters to support the moderate candidates. A photo of the phone bank was downloaded from Bauer's Facebook page and was used in various right-wing reports and literature to fire up their base.

Phonebank photo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

 The Northeast Tarrant Tea Party is one of the strongest Tea Party clubs in Texas and they sent out expensive mailers that attempted to paint the opposition as far-left liberals by association.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

 However, Bauer's phone bank reached over 1,000 voters and the results were successful: three of the four candidates supported by the progressive group won or made it to a run-off (Jesse Rodriguez - GCISD School Board, Jorge Rodriguez - GCISD School Board, and Duff O'Dell - Grapevine City Council in a run-off).
 Ironically, Stan Hall, the moderate Colleyville City Council incumbent who lost had a better Republican voting record than the right-wing supported candidate Chris Putnam - another case of the Republicans "eating their own".
 The lesson learned: although progressive citizens are in the minority in many areas of Texas, a well run phone bank and block walking effort can defeat the Tea Party efforts.

REFERENCES:

Empower Texans attacks Colleyville Liberals
http://www.empowertexans.com/f...

"Colleyville Local Election Takes On a Partisan Tone"
http://www.localnewsonly.com/2...

Empower Texans endorses Deverick Jordan  (Grapevine City Council)
http://www.empowertexans.com/t...

Empower Texans endorses Mark Assaad  (Grapevine-Colleyville ISD)
http://www.empowertexans.com/a...

Empower Texans endorses Troy Greisen  (Grapevine-Colleyville ISD)
http://www.empowertexans.com/a...

Empower Texans endorse Chris Putnam (Colleyville City Council)
http://www.empowertexans.com/a...

Tea Party leader website:
http://heyjuliesue.blogspot.co...

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Capital City Young Democrats Endorse in Austin Municipal Election


by: Ramey Ko

Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 02:36 PM CDT

Last night, Thursday, April 03, the Capital City Young Democrats (CCYD) held its endorsement election for the upcoming Austin municipal election on May 10, 2008.

CCYD endorsed the following candidates:

Austin Community College Board of Trustees, Place 1
Tim Mahoney

Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, District 3
Jerry Garcia

Austin City Council, Place 1
Lee Leffingwell

Austin City Council, Place 3
Jennifer Kim

Austin City Council, Place 4
Robin Cravey

Early voting in the municipal election will take place Monday, April 28, through Tuesday, May 06.

CCYD meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM.  Membership is open to anyone 40 years old or younger.

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