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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:22 PM

Andrade resigns as Texas secretary of state

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Andrade resigns as Texas secretary of state

AUSTIN, Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade announced Tuesday she is stepping down after four years as the chief elections officer in Texas and the first Hispanic woman to hold the office.

Andrade was the fourth-longest serving secretary of state in Texas history. In her resignation letter to Gov. Rick Perry, who appointed he in 2008, she said the "time has come for me to step down" but did not elaborate.

Rich Parsons, spokesman for the secretary of state's office, reiterated that Andrade felt it was time to leave but would not comment further.

"As the first Latina secretary of state, Hope has a permanent place in our state's history books and her personal commitment to making Texas a place of unlimited opportunity will leave a lasting impression on our state's future," Perry said in a statement.

Andrade's last day is Friday.


Can't say she was very good for Texas voters, so I'm not shedding any tears for her. She probably has some cush job waiting for her thanks to Perry cronies.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:47 PM

1. Maybe she has a guilty conscience about the GOP voter suppression efforts?



Nope, I doubt that she feels a thing. The bad news is that Perry will get to appoint a crony that he can manipulate more easily.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:02 PM

2. Exactly - someone he can manipulate even easier

Really the woman had no shame. The vast majority of the people she was disenfranchising were Latinos/Latinas. Not that she cared. She was in it for the prestige and some stepping stone type of move. Be the face for the republican party while stepping over your own kind. Shameful!

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Response to sonias (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:53 PM

3. Shameful.

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Latinos/Latinas who help the GOP step on their own kind.
All this for a predominantly racist party. How do they sleep at night?

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:10 PM

4. How do they sleep at night?

I'm guessing they're just soulless and heartless so it doesn't bother them.

Melissa

Have a great Thanksgiving!

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Response to sonias (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:09 PM

5. You, too!

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