Otherwise known as Gov. Rick Perry
Otherwise known as Gov. Rick Perry
I know it is disappointing that Strayhorn didn’t win.
But, I need to remind myself, it’s not about our candidates, it’s about our issues. And, our issues are finally in prime time, or what you might call bona fide statewide issues thanks to Carole Keeton Strayhorn. The time for statewide debate has just begun, as many Texans have just begun to be educated.
ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY.
We've made tons of progress over the last 2.5 years. We are fortunate to have such a great friend in Carole Strayhorn. Carole has helped us add to that long list of accomplishments.
Carole took our TTC and 'tolls on roads we’ve already paid for' issues and began to educate Texans for the first time ever just weeks ago. Perry and his cohorts didn’t allow us to vote on these issues and they've kept the facts away from the public. Carole made our issues her issues and thankfully Bell and Kinky followed her lead. Carole went to dozens of the TTC hearings an made them events, and the media just recently began to describe the TTC land grab. The TTC is also part of the NAFTA Superhighway, and that is just becoming a national debate. Carole spent millions of her war chest spreading our word.
THANK YOU CAROLE AND ALL THE OTHER CANDIDATES WHO FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT FOR TEXANS!
Carole led the way, it’s our turn to step up and do our part to save Texas.
HUGE BLOW TO ROAD AND LAND THIEVES.
Only 39 out of 100 voters wanted Perry back in office. This election was the beginning of the end for Mr. Perry, and his band of looters. Think about it - 61 out of 100 voters wanted Perry fired! That ain’t no mandate, that's the lamest duck ever.
The press, such as the Austin American Statesman, who endorsed the double tax tolls and the TTC and Rick Perry, fail to report the real news...
Mr. Perry’s errand boy in the house, Dist 52’s Mike Krusee saw the writing on the wall this week with his election. Krusee created the Perry bills that steal our roads and our land. Just weeks ago, the Statesman reported this Krusee statement. "Toll roads are enormously popular."
Yet, Krusee won by only 5 (Five) percentage points! Krusee spent 76k compared to Karen's 9k in what is considered a Republican dominated district - this is significant!Krusee R 50.19
Felthauser D 44.54
Simmons I 5.26
HUNGRY FUTURE CANDIDATES EAT THE WEAK!
Krusee will most likely NOT run again, for fear of being beaten by a candidate with some money in either his primary or the general election in 2008.
Krusee's reports show he invested plenty of time and his PAC money into his campaign. He also worked hard to collect more contributions from the road and toll lobby. According to his reports, Krusee purchased consulting services, produced signage and sent out direct mail, which was far and above what Karen could afford. He also sponsored the Republican Part Grand Old Picnic.
MR. PERRY’S DREAMS AS VICE PREZ MATERIAL GO POOF
Before the election, Perry was being discussed as a possible Vice Presidential nominee. It’s unlikely any Presidential nominee would want to be tethered to Mr. 39%. Perry is also in serious trouble with any future election.
GOT HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS?
Elected officials know a hot topic when they see it. The TTC and Freeway Tolls are now a very hot topic. Politicos don’t like issues they can get hung with in the next election. It is likely that we will see legislation changes to our benefit in the coming session. We all need to work together to make sure that happens. Begin to meet and talk with your representatives about these issue now. Tell your representatives that you are part of a larger group of Texans that are seeking to remove land and road thieves, if they don’t get on board with the coming legislation.
In the meantime, send me (sal@TexasTollParty.com) to get on our formal list to push future specific legislation at the capitol. And, keep sending in those letters to your local editor.
Our issue, is now a statewide issue that most candidates will continue to carry. Even Todd Staples, who voted for TTC legislation as Senate Transportation chair, is now magiclly against the TTC as it stands today.
There are other very big events that could take place soon, as the seeds have been planted months ago. Many I cannot discuss. Stay tuned to this blog to be part of an efficient way to take back Texas.
The ripples we’ve made in this lake are larger than you may think. We’ve just begun.