The Chris Bell campaign was caught in another lie yesterday, as it told the media that it had bought enough media time for the last week of the election. It turns out they have no cash, and no media purchased for the last week.
A couple weeks ago, the Chris Bell Big Lies campaign said they would get $5 Million from John O'Quinn, enough to run a real campaign. The financial report from yesterday shows Bell received $1 Million, and another million as a loan from O'Quinn. 2 Million aint 5 Million.
Houston Chronicle this morning reports the Bell Campaign has run out of gas.
Chris Bell does not have the money to have a marked television presence in the gubernatorial campaign's final week. Because of the state's size, television ads are crucial for a statewide run. It costs $1 million to air an ad statewide for a week. Bell doesn't have 1 million, but he is 1 million in debt.
Chris Bell was simply an unfunded placeholder for 2006. If Bell steps aside and endorses Strayhorn, he could be a hero, instead of a zero.
No wonder Perry keeps pointing to the unfunded Bell as his main competitor. Yeah right.
"Please don' trow me in de briar patch," sez Perry.
A new poll was reported on QuorumReport.com Today:
According to McLaughlin & Associates, the governor's race has tightened dramatically, with Independent Carole Strayhorn within five points of incumbent Republican Governor Rick Perry.
The Strayhorn Campaign shared its most recent poll with QR this morning. The poll tested 600 likely voters on October 25th and 26th.
According to these numbers, the unusually large number of undecideds that other polls were registering early last week has begun to shrink dramatically. The McLaughlin poll says 8.2% are now undecided and a good number have migrated to Strayhorn. A solid 57% of undecideds are women.
The four way matchup numbers are:
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CANDIDATE REPORT CARD IS HERE!
A - Carole Keeton Strayhorn IND
C - Chris Bell DEM
C - Richard "Kinky" Friedman IND
D - James Werner LIB
F - Rick Perry - Incumbent REP
These politicians are the people who brought you the
TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR AND
TOLLS ON ROADS WE'VE ALREADY PAID FOR.
They voted to confiscate our land and roads
for special interest profits. (HB-3588)
Governor Rick Perry (R)
AG Commissioner Todd Staples (R), (Senate sponsor of Trans Texas Corridor bill)
Dist 2 Bob Deuell (R)
Dist 5 Steve Ogden (R)
Dist 12 Jane Nelson (R)
Dist 15 John Whitmire (D)
Dist 17 Kyle Janek (R)
Dist 22 Kip Averitt (R) (Falls, McClennan, & Hill Co)
Dist 25 Jeff Wentworth (R)
Dist 29 Eliot Shapleigh (D)
Texas House of Representatives:
Dist 2 Dan Flynn (R)
Dist 4 Betty Brown (R)
Dist 7 Tommy Merritt (R)
Dist 8 Byron Cook (R)
Dist 15 Rob Eissler (R)
Dist 19 Mike Hamilton (R)
Dist 20 Dan Gattis (R) (Milam Co, northern Williamson Co)
Dist 24 Larry Taylor (R)
Dist 29 Glenda Dawson (R)
Dist 32 Gene Seaman (R)
Dist 45 Patrick M. Rose (D)
Dist 52 Mike Krusee (R) (southern Williamson Co--author of TTC bill)
Dist 55 Dianne White Delisi (R) (Bell Co--co-author of TTC bill)
Dist 56 Charles "Doc" Anderson (R) (McClennan Co)
Dist 58 Rob Orr (R) (Bosque Co)
Dist 59 Sid Miller (R) (Coryell Co)
Dist 60 James L. "Jim" Keffer (R)
Dist 62 Larry Phillips (R)
Dist 64 Myra Crownover (R)
Dist 65 Burt Solomons (R)
Dist 69 David Farabee (D)
Dist 70 Ken Paxton (R)
Dist 81 G.E. "Buddy" West (R)
Dist 83 Delvin Jones (R)
Dist 84 Carl H. Isett (R)
Dist 86 John Smithee (R)
Dist 88 Warren Chisum (R)
Dist 89 Jodie Laubenberg (R)
Dist 96 Bill Zedler (R)
Dist 97 Anna Mowery (R)
Dist 98 Vicki Truitt (R)
Dist 99 Charlie Geren (R)
Dist 102 Tony Goolsby (R)
Dist 103 Rafael Anchia (D)
Dist 105 Linda Harper-Brown (R)
Dist 107 Bill Keffer (R)
Dist 108 Dan Branch (R)
Dist 112 Fred Hill (R)
Dist 113 Joe Driver (R)
Dist 114 Will Hartnett (R)
Dist 120 Ruth Jones McClendon (D)
Dist 121 Joe Straus (R)
Dist 122 Frank J. Corte Jr. (R)
Dist 123 Mike Villarreal (D)
Dist 127 Joe Crabb (R)
Dist 129 John E. Davis (R)
Dist 130 Corbin Van Arsdale (R)
Dist 132 Bill Callegari (R)
Dist 134 Martha Wong (R)
Dist 138 Dwayne Bohac (R)
Dist 144 Robert E. Talton (R)
Since these folks have worked so hard to give our land to the Spaniards,
I feel they deserve a vacation. Let's send them home.
Ralph E. Snyder
Holland, TX 76534
Demand Letter To
Rich Oppel, Editor of
Austin American Statesman
From My Attorney Bill Gammon
Law Office of William B. Gammon
P.O. Box 670
Austin, Texas 78767
Re: Sunday, October 22, 2006 Editorial Board endorsement
Dear Mr. Oppel:
I represent Sal Costello. He has brought to my attention the above-referenced editorial endorsement published in your newspaper on Sunday. The purpose of this letter is to give you an opportunity to publish a retraction of the malicious statements made in that editorial about my client.
The editorial states, incorrectly, that "Strayhorn tossed Costello $15,000 in three $5,000 payments in February, March and September of this year." Had you bothered to perform the most basic of ethical journalistic practices and made any attempts to confirm the assertions made in your editorial, you would know that Mr. Costello has never taken any money from anyone for the work he does in opposition to the wasteful, unfair toll road scheme being foisted upon Texans by the man you chose to endorse.
Your verifiably false statements, however, are not the entirety of Mr. Costello’s complaint. If they were, you would not be reading this letter. By themselves they are hardly worth mentioning. Your regrettable tendency to editorialize first and seek the truth later is well known and has been publicly criticized: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A104681. (In sharp contrast to your work of recent years, Mr. Costello’s assertions are scrupulously fact-checked prior to publication.) Instead, your editorial goes far beyond mere fabrication of pecuniary advantage directed at a man who, unlike the object of your fawning, editorial praise, has worked for years without making back room deals with anyone or has ever received any form of compensation for his efforts. The unmasked venom displayed in your editorial is unremarkable from a newspaper that endorses the plan to levy unfair taxation on Texans by forcing them to pay tolls on highways they have already paid taxes to build. I suggest, sir, that instead it is you, your newspaper, and your "editorial board" who stand to gain from your efforts to villainize Mr. Costello.
Your personal animosity towards Sal Costello is a well-known fact. Sunday’s libelous editorial is but another in a series of actions taken by you to thwart the efforts of a man who has had the temerity to expose those who seek personal profit at the expense of the citizens of Texas. This time, sir, you have gone too far and it is time that you recognize and apologize for your excesses.
Even the casual reader of your endorsement editorial cannot help but notice that it is only Mr. Costello who has been singled out as a target for your malice. Your description of him is a blatant exercise in defamation. You characterize his work as exploitation, employ charged language such as "he traffics in old divorce cases" and "smearing his opponents" and attempt to reduce his efforts to "the lowest denominator of public debate." Ironically and tellingly, you fail to mention that it was Mr. Costello who brought to light the existence of the hidden contracts that became the subject of your single, weakly-phrased criticism of your candidate. Incredibly, your entire criticism of Carole Strayhorn is her alleged support of Sal Costello, as if he were such a pariah that mere association with him has contaminated an otherwise qualified candidate for governor. It would be hard to imagine a more open display of ill will.
On behalf of Mr. Costello I demand that you publish a full apology and retraction of your defamatory editorial comments against him in the same editorial section you used to libel him.
You may choose to disagree with Mr. Costello’s objective to make transportation and other public policymakers accountable. You may choose to disapprove of his willingness to investigate and expose those who hold themselves out as worthy of public trust and the mantle of leadership. You may choose to continue your support of those who have demonstrated their readiness to breach that trust. If, however, you choose to ignore this demand or attempt to avoid your responsibility by publishing a retraction that is insufficient to correct the character assassination in which you have engaged it will be my distinct pleasure to take legal action on behalf of Mr. Costello to redress your excesses.
Very truly yours,
know what YOU think.
North American Union
Point of View Commentary
by Kerby Anderson
So what does this mean to the United States? Here are two examples that Jerome Corsi uses to explain what this would mean to our country. The first is the issue of open skies. The Department of Transportation has agreed to give our GPS system and our wide area navigation system to Canada and Mexico. That means that Mexican and Canadian air traffic controllers will be able to direct airplanes into our air space and land them in our airports as if they are landing them in their own countries. Now in order to do that safely, they also need to know how to identify U.S. military aircraft. So you can see, we will be giving away quite a bit of technology and information.
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Chris Bell, has recently stepped up his rhetoric as he now says he opposes Perry’s Trans Texas Corridor, since it’s become popular to do so. But, the cat is now out of the bag.
THE TRUTH OF BELLS SUPPORT FOR THE TTC WAS EXPOSED by a recent live radio interview with Ron Thulin of KAHL in San Antonio.
While I was live on the air with Ron Thulin yesterday, pushing our launch of the StopPerry.com TV ad campaign this week, I was shocked when Ron told me how he had exposed Chris Bell’s support of the TTC. Chris Bell tried to flip flop, panicked, stuttered, and quickly change the subject, as a guilty man would.
CHRIS BELL'S OWN WORDS COME BACK TO HAUNT HIM!
Here are Chris Bells own words in support of the corridor, unedited, from the Dallas Morning News February 2006 Voters Guide (http://www.vgt2004.org/a-dallas06/candidate-detail.go?id=3170238):
Dallas Morning News Question: Are you satisfied with current plans for funding high-speed rail as an integral component of the Trans-Texas corridor? Please explain.
Chris Bells Answer: I think high-speed rail has an important place in our state’s long-term transportation plans, and I will support efforts to speed up the timetable for introducing high-speed rail here in Texas. Texas should not have to wait until 2025 to begin real development on the rail component of the TTC.
built after the foreign controlled toll roads
take 580,000 acres of private and state land.
CHRIS BELL TRIES TO TRICK TEXANS AGAIN!
Chris Bell was beginning to be successful at tricking many radio stations across Texas who erroneously repeated Bell’s claim that he was the ONLY candidate against the Trans Texas Corridor.
Bell based this lie on a grain of sand, smoke and some mirrors. Boring Bell saw a report Strayhorn had produced years ago which mentioned using limited traditional toll roads, where tolls pay for the road you drive on. Our group has not opposed traditional toll roads, we’ve been very clear that we oppose tolls on roads we’ve already paid for. Tolling roads we’ve already paid for is Rick Perry’s scam to tax us for something we’ve already been taxed for, creating corporate welfare slush funds. Funded freeways have never been tolled in the history of the country.
Bell took this lie to a whole other level and claimed Strayhorn supported the TTC. None of Bell’s claims were true, as they have been built on a crafty imagination of a man that is known for doing nothing and used as a placeholder for the Gov. campaign.
FACT: Strayhorn has received the support of 100% of the anti TTC and all “no tolls on roads we’ve already paid for” groups throughout Texas. Not one of these citizen groups in Texas supports Bell, and rightly so. Strayhorn has done more than talk, she’s already delivered results, and that’s why we ALL endorse her.
PERRY AND BELL. CRIPS AND BLOODS.
While Strayhorn has been the only state official fighting the corruption with us over the past years, Gov. Perry has created his boondoggles with dirty Republicans and dirty Democrats who want to ignore the public and eat at the special interest trough.
A reminder, since 2004 our multi-partisan citizen PAC has supported and fought for only independent thinking Republicans (such as Keel, Marcias, and Latham) and independent thinking Democrats (Howard, Coleman and Eckhardt), the good guys and gals are a rare breed indeed.
Boring Bell also failed to show up at dozens of TTC hearings that Strayhorn has taken the time to attend across Texas, along with thousand of Texans who fear loosing their homes to Perry’s TTC foreign profit making scheme. Chris Bell also failed to show up, after being invited, to any of our important anti-TTC events across the state. Most of these events, especially our largest one, Tunes not Tolls, took place before we made any endorsement decisions.
CRIPS AND BLOODS. Why has Chris Bell failed to say he’ll stop the TTC or have any alternative? The corrupt portion of the democrat party machine, desperate to regain power, will most probably want to move into Perry’s TTC territory, profit and sell Texas for their own gain. Sadly, this opinion is simply based on what the two parties have been doing since they were born.