Saturday, November 08, 2008

All is not lost, yet

I was looking at our local paper, and saw that Medina County voted Republican in all contested races. That's good to know, considering is on the tan side. Not as brown as in the valley, but definitely a lot darker than even San ANtonio.

Since it won't stay up longer than next week, here are some excerpts.
Amid a nationwide blue wave, Medina County remained a solid island of red during the Nov. 4 general elections.
County voters selected the Republican candidate in every contested race on the local ballot, even though their choices for President and U.S. Representative did not succeed in their quests for election.
In the hotly-contested local races, all Republicans came up winners.
Kim Havel easily outpolled Hunter Schuehle in the race to succeed Ralph Bernsen as Medina County Attorney. Havel outlasted Schuehle, a former county attorney for 12 years, by receiving nearly 65% of the vote.
Randy Brown, appointed as Sheriff when Gilbert Rodriguez resigned two years ago, won with an even more commanding 74% of the vote in defeating challenger, Edward Fuentes.
In a three-county race for 38th District Judge, Camile Glasscock DuBose carried 61% of the votes in defeating Tom Cate. She was victorious in all three counties, Medina, Uvalde and Real, which comprise the 38th District. Judge Mickey Pennington is retiring after 24 years on the bench.

On the national scene, Medina County voters sided with John McCain by a more than 2-to-1 margin over Barack Obama, helping him to claim Texas’ 34 electoral votes. Obama, however, with wins in key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Florida, won the race for president.
John Cornyn was reelected to a second term as United States Senator, defeating challenger Rick Noriega by nearly 2-to-1 in Medina County and with a 61% margin statewide.
Lyle Larson drew the support of Medina County voters in his bid to unseat incumbent Rep. Ciro Rodriguez in the race for U.S. Representative, District 23. But district-wide, Rodriguez was the winner, with 45% of the vote to Larson’s 40%. Libertarian candidate Lani Connally pulled a strong 15% of the vote, which was a fairly consistent figure for Libertarian congressional candidates across the state.

...Cool, now I'm going to go out and work on a wood shop that doesn't need reams of paperwork (and fees) handed to an (so far) because I live in a freedom loving county.

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