Commentor Brian R. on my thread this morning:
There will be elections [in Texas] in 2014 for both the governor’s seat and Cornyn’s Senate seat.
If the state Democratic Party has any brains, they’ll run Wendy Davis for governor and Julian Castro for Senate. (Davis has already declined interest in the U.S. Senate seat and, while that might change, I think she has her heart set on a statewide office that keeps her in Texas for the time being.)
Both of them would be amazing candidates on their own, but they’d each mobilize a different key constituency (women, Hispanics) and bring out voters from different parts of the state (DFW, San Antonio) for a fucking tidal wave. And the down-ticket impact for state legislature seats would be impressive as well, especially with so many Republicans wearing this abortion vote on their backs.
From my perch in the blue northeast, I don’t know how the Texas Democratic Party could be encouraged to do these things, so here’s your chance to explain it to me.
For entertainment purposes, commentor Jibeaux directs us to some Amazon product reviews of the Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider 16 Running Shoe — ‘marathon shoe for marathon filbustering’, ‘fits perfectly up a Republican’s rear end’. And the new one-star reviews are even funnier!
Apart from interfering in another state’s rights, what’s on the agenda for the evening?