Latinos For Texas Blog

2006-Nov-8

Bonilla vs Ciro, so it appears

Filed under: — site admin @ 11:49 am

According to Dallas Morning News

Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla appeared to be headed for a runoff against a Democratic challenger Wednesday, with about 20 precincts in the sprawling district yet to be tallied.

Bonilla, R-Texas, needed 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s special election to avoid a runoff. With more than 93 percent of the precincts reporting, he was at just over 48 percent, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s Web site.

All precincts in the district’s population anchor, Bexar County, had been counted, leaving a few spots in West Texas, including Val Verde County, to decide whether Bonilla would face former Rep. Ciro Rodriguez in a December runoff.

ah, the beauties of re-re-re-districting. It is certainly an efficient use of tax dollars, by golly.

8 Responses to “Bonilla vs Ciro, so it appears”

  1. Chito Says:

    Go Ciro! Does he have enough juice in the tank to finish?

  2. SoniaS Says:

    Well one thing for sure, he’ll get the money. He’s a chance for one more pick-up in the house and since we didn’t produce any other runoffs in the state, I think eveything will now focus on getting Bonilla out round 2. I expect Likun to endorse Ciro as well as Rick Bonanos. Ciro is our guy left standing. I hope they quickly come up with a plan to win this runoff.

  3. LaGirlFriday Says:

    someone needs to go down to bexar and help organize the southside if Ciro is going to win! who is it going to be????

  4. NBachers Says:

    I just read about Ciro on DailyKos and made a contribution from San Francisco, via ActBlue. I’ll keep watching and contributing; I’ll also keep posting around the Internet to make sure people are aware of Ciro’s campaign. I bet we can make it happen!

  5. site admin Says:

    maybe a little http://ciro.onlinephonebanking.com/ would help like it helped valinda bolton win HD 47.

    if i can get the data, maybe we can get some support and make a go of it that way…

    i ll talk to [somepeople] tomorrow and see what’s possible.

  6. LaGirlFriday Says:

    site admin is good, he’s real good! we can go down there every weekend… it is going to take that much help.

  7. SoniaS Says:

    I think the online phonebanking idea is a good one. And I’m willing to go do some blockwalking too. Also let’s raise a little bit more of PAC money. Every little bit helps. I don’t see a meeting posted to our calendar, do we have one this month?

  8. SoniaS Says:

    Let me post the meeting info here too. All are welcome to come to the meeting next Tuesday the 21st.

    uesday 11.21.2006
    Latinos for Texas Meetup
    All are welcome.
    Kerbey Lane
    2606 Guadalupe St
    Austin, TX
    7:00 p.m.

    Let’s put together our plan to help Democrat Ciro Rodriguez beat Republican Henry Bonilla.

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