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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Victor Morales in CD-28?

Good reason why you should keep on an eye on all updated comments.

A commenter by the name of Joe Morales writes this as a comment on my latest post on the CD-28 race:

You are getting a scoop. My brother Victor Morales(Dem nominee for US Senate in 1996) may run in the 28th district and just may announce soon. He has been talking to folks and speaking in schools,walking the neighborhoods, and talking to district folks since summer of this year gauging support for a possible candidacy. All under the radar. He already has the signatures to put his name on the ballot. Remember, he is from Pleasanton in Atascosa county where most of our relatives still live. He taught school in Cotulla, Poteet and attended school at San Antonio college and graduated from Texas A & I Kingsville. He still is known throughout the South Texas area either by name, face or the little white truck, which by the way is one of the first things ordinary folks ask about.(Still has it.) If you have ever heard Victor speak, you would know that he can run rings around Cuellar, Ciro or Raymond. He also connects to the everday working man far better that the others. As I stated, he has already been speaking in Laredo, Pearsall, Dilley, Poteet, Pleasanton, Kyle, San Marcos, Buda, Seguin, Floresville, Jourdanton, and to people on the south side of San Antonio where his son lives.(All in the 28th dist) His daughter now attends UT Austin so he probably will move into the district soon.

Senator Cornyn has been trying to get Victor to switch to the Repubs since he was elected but Victor won't do it. By the way, he is a Navy vet, having spent a little time in Viet Nam waters during the Nam war. Vets need a voice from South Texas who has actually served, which the other 3 have not. Since he has been an educator for more than 25 years he can also speak more clearly on education issues. More later.

Wow. For those of y'all who don't remember Morales was the 1996 US Senate candidate against Phil Gramm, a 1998 candidate for Congress against Pete Sessions (I believe), and a 2002 candidate for US Senate.

First and foremost, I have no idea whether this comment is true or not. Alot of people use someone else's name to try and jerk people around. So you have to be a little skeptical with things like this. But if this even has an inkling of truth behind it, it certainly has flown below my radar. Although that's not saying much. So now we turn it over to you. Is this true or not? What have y'all heard?

And if it is true, then Morales has had a change of heart over the past three years when he originally said he'd never run for anything again as a Dem. And what the heck does a four-person race in CD-28 look like? And how about John Cornyn- the red-headed stepchild of the statewide Republicans- trying to recruit Morales over to the dark side?

Leave something in the comments, or if you want some more privacy shoot me an e-mail at And if you're Victor or Joe Morales, definitely shoot me an e-mail.