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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

More Mayor's Race News

Carroll Schubert has a new ad on tv. In this 30-second ad, the word "conservative" comes up 2 or 3 times, Schubert is referred to as someone who looks after taxpayer's interests, and the voice-over states that Schubert was the only one to stand up to the libruls at City Hall. 25 days out and these guys still don't get it.

Julian Castro comes out with his mayoral plan today, good way to deflect the campaign finance story. Castro's plan attempts to move the median income of San Antonio from 44th in the nation to one of the top 15 in the nation. The plan looks to be extremely ambitious, which I like, but I do have questions. Check back tomorrow for a detailed analysis.

It also looks as if more and more blogs are paying attention to this race the closer we get go election day. I say welcome aboard, I need all the help that I can get.

Latinos for Texas
writes about the upcoming race and what they may be doing for Castro's campaign in the near future. On the whole it's pretty even-handed, especially when you take the comments into account, even if the organization is pro-Castro. Which is not what I can say for the next blog.

Dos Centavos has a post that, at worst, is pro-Castro. Centavos attempts to slam Hardberger and Schubert for taking 'Republican' money, but apparently praises Castro for his top-notch ad campaign (which was admittedly good, too bad no one saw them though) that was produced by a major Republican player. The man behind Castro's ads is none other than Lionel Sosa, a Hispanic Republican who has worked as the Hispanic Media Consultant for every Republican Presidential candidate since 1980. And we all know how much good Reagan, Bush I, Dole, and Bush II did for Latinos. Sosa also did some work for the Arlene Wohlgemuth campaign, the woman who brought us 150,000 fewer kids on health insurance. Because that went over very well with Latinos too.

You know if Castro had 'Republican' money behind him and Hardberger had a Republican media consultant, I'm sure the tables would most definitely be turned. And if Hardberger and Castro were to flip ages, I'm pretty sure we'd hear alot more about the positives that come with aging and alot less about rising stars.