Written by Alice Tripp Friday, 26 February 2010 07:27
Today, Friday, Feb. 26th is the last day to vote early to support the candidate representing the political party of your choice, Democratic or Republican. Remember you can cross party lines in the fall when you vote in the General Election.
Election Day is Tuesday, March 2nd. This election year lays the ground work for congressional redistricting, impacting the next decade in Texas. The future is in your hands.
Be prepared to return to the polls for run off elections! A winner in a primary race must take 50% plus of the vote. If no candidae has plus 50% of the vote the top two will meet again. We'll give you the dates!
There are no term limits in Texas! See TSRA scores and endorsements at www.tsrapac.com
Written by Alice Tripp Friday, 19 February 2010 11:50
There's nothing like the election cycle to bring out the best and worst in candidates and voters alike. Voters should be passionate. There are always a number of calls to TSRA that begin "Where do you get off...." and you can fill in the blank from there. The caller will say we've not endorsed the only true conservative in a race or we have endorsed another dang Democrat, Rhino Republican, etc. Fortunately there's a process.
For the incumbent-candidate, someone not changing the office they currently hold, we review their recent record vote or actions on 2nd Amendment, Concealed Carry, or Hunting issues. This is much the same process used by NRA to score members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. So an incumbent who currently holds a particular office and is seeking reelection, and