Cincinnatus is reporting that Hardberger is playing hardball.. this is getting interesting folks!
In other campaign news, three former council members- all Hardberger supporters (my emphasis)- have filed a formal ethics complaint against Julian Castro for his shoddily filed campaign finance report. Glen Hartman, Helen Dutmer, and Al Rhode filed the complaint yesterday, which prompted Castro to charge Hardberger for playing politics with this, uh, political campaign report. “If he really believed it, why didn’t he file the report himself? I’ll tell you why. Because our ethics code says that if you file a frivolous report, you can be prosecuted for doing that,” said Castro.
I have to agree with Cincinnatus concluding that Castro’s amended report will most likely reveal that he’s stuck with chump change and not the $20K originally thought (even without the amended report, he’s still got chump change compared to the other guys). We may be looking at a run-off folks…. let’s just hope Schubert ain’t on the ballot.
For once, I will admit my hometown of San Antonio is way more entertaining than what’s going on these days in Austin… except for maybe this:
Please join University Democrats-UT in welcoming Massachusetts Senator and 2004 Democratic Presidential Nominee John Kerry to Austin!
Senator Kerry will lead a Town Hall forum that will focus on children’s health insurance and his Kids First initiative on Saturday April 16, 2005 at 10:00 am.
The forum will take place at the University of Texas’ Recreational Sports Center located on campus at 2100 San Jacinto Blvd. It will also feature US Congressman Lloyd Doggett, as well as local and state officials. Admission is open to students, faculty, and Austin community members.
So 59,028,109 votes later and Kerry is coming to Texas…. if only he knew in ‘04 the magic of Travis county!
Kudos to the University Dems for all their hard work - staying active, visible and involved.