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Monday, March 06, 2006

Primary Prognostications

As I said above, forgive the lack of links today, but I just don't have the time or the energy to find all of them right now.

I'd give you endorsements, but really, we're a day away:

Governor: Chris Bell wins by a healthy margin. Gammage made a pretty bad decision in going with yard signs over direct mail. Especially when you have to scrunch pretty close to the sign to see the word "Governor" printed on it. But the fatal decision was getting in so late.

CD-28: Cuellar leads Rodriguez tomorrow, but Morales pushes it into a run-off.

SD-19: Uresti wins.

HD-118: Farias leads tomorrow, but goes into a run-off with either Ricketts or Molina. On the Republican side, Lujan pulls enough votes to push Antuna and Salyer into a run-off. Which should scare the bejeezus out of Antuna. By the way, I love how excited the Republicans were that they might be able to crack 2,500 voters in this primary. As much as Ken Rodriguez wants to push the Antuna candidacy that speaks volumes to me about how hard the Republicans are going to have to push here to make this race as competitive as they'd love for everyone to believe it is.

County Commissioner, Pct 2: Elizondo wins, which is sad. Barrera blew a shot to knock that "old bull" out. (PS-Anyone who's able to guess where that quoted phrase came from and who said it gets a free "I will not whore for Leininger" shirt from me.)

County Chair: This one's going to be a toss-up. The fact that Carla Vela has a Latino surname AND is female might give her a slight edge though.

Local Judge Races: Peter Sakai, Phil Meyer, and Oscar Kazen all win.

Finally, should Republican County Court #1 candidate Cleo Marshall win tomorrow, anyone want to give me a reason to not support him in November?