I voted in the Republican primary today. I skipped the many, many judicial races. Most are uncontested and I've always had a hard time digging out info on them. My votes were:
US Rep., District 12: Brasovan. Mike Brasovan is strong for fiscal restraint and limited government unlike earmark-happy Kay Granger. I'd be happier if that was the main thrust of his campaign. He's appealing to voters as the more pro-life option by pointing to some hairsplitting points of doctrine. NARAL doesn't care which of these two wins. The Tea Party demonstrations I went to had lots of people who'd vote for budget cuts. Apparently Mike's decided appealing to them won't win a Republican primary. Pity.
Governor: Hutchison. I'd originally planned on casting a protest vote for Medina
but that's down the drain. Hutchison has been voting for larger Federal government. Perry has overseen expansions of State power. I'm going with stevenehrbar
's observation that a Hutchison win gets two incumbents out of their jobs.
Railroad Commissioner: Carrillo. Doing a decent job and I'm not impressed with the challenger.
State Rep., District 99: Krause. As in the US Rep. race, Charlie Geren views his job as looting Austin for as much booty as he can drag home to his constituents. Krause doesn't.
District Attorney: Claunch. I haven't like what I've heard about the previous DA's emphasis on plea bargains. Too often that winds up with innocent people coerced into confessing to crimes to escape a damaging trial, while criminal avoid the punishment they deserve. Claunch will bring some turnover to an organization that can use it.
County Clerk: Truitt. He looks capable of doing a good job. Garcia is very, very strongly endorsed by the establishment which makes me think she'd be better for them than she would for the citizens. Current Mood: tired