Early Voting Has Started for Texas Runoffs

Posted on 03/31/2008. Filed under: Dale Henry, Rosemary Lehmberg., Texas Railroad Commisioner, Texas Runoff Elections, Travis County District Attorney |

Today is the first day of early voting in the Texas Runoff Elections. I know we are all tired from the conventions this past weekend but we need to vote!!! In my precinct (424 Travis County), there are two races on the ballot. I was proud to cast my vote for Dale Henry for Railroad Commissioner and Rosemary Lehmberg for Travis County District Attorney!!!!

Here is a request for your vote in Dale’s own words:

Today marked the start of early voting in the April 8 Democratic Primary runoff across this great state. I know many of my supporters–like me–went to their early voting locations this morning and have already voted in this race.

The runoff on April 8 is a very important election. It will determine whether or not Texas Democrats have someone on the ballot in November who has a real chance of defeating incumbent Republican Michael L. Williams.

I know I can defeat Michael L. Williams in November. I’m the most experienced candidate in the race and will run a campaign that holds the incumbent accountable for his failures. However, to do so, I must first win the runoff.

The climate is right to put a Democrat on the Texas Railroad Commission. The Commission’s abject failure to safeguard Texans from dangerous underground pipelines to polluted underground is well documented and, at long last, the media is paying attention to the Commission’s failures–and this Democrat’s ability to win this seat in November.

This morning, the Dallas Morning News and the Austin American Statesman added their voices to the overwhelming chorus of support for my candidacy that includes State Reps. Garnet Coleman, Mike Villarreal, the Harris County Democrats, the San Antonio Stonewall Democrats, the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Burnt Orange Report, and a variety of other Democratic organizations, blogs, and leaders.

In order to win this runoff and take down Michael L. Williams in November, I need your help. There are three things you can do which will be very helpful to my campaign:

1.) Vote. First and foremost, make sure you and your friends and family vote in the runoff.

2.) Make GOTV phone calls. Using the wonderful tools at True Blue Action, you can make phone calls for the campaign from your own home. We especially need calls made to Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, El Paso, Denton, Collin, Montgomery, Galveson, Hidalgo, Bexar and Travis Counties. You can read more about how to make those calls here.

3.) Make a contribution. Via Act Blue, you can make a contribution to my campaign today. We need every dollar we can to extend our radio buy across Texas.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide–and for the help you have provided already.

I have seen first-hand in my campaign how much help the progressive netroots can be when it comes to getting out our message. Yesterday, I caught up on some blog reading I’d missed out on the last two weeks while I was on the campaign trail and was excited and humbled to see all the positive words about our campaign on the blogs and in comments. Thanks for your support.

Rosemary Lehmberg will make a great District Attorney for Travis County. She has been endorsed by Gary Cobb who also ran for the seat in the primary as well as a long list of others as well as different groups and organizations. Do not forget one of the biggest endorsements anyone running for Travis County District Attorney can receive. Rosemary was endorsed by Ronnie Earle.

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