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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:32 PM
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"My Family is Pretty Disappointed " an e-mail from Richard Morrison
My Family is Pretty Disappointed
...... When my family read in the New York Times that DeLay's wife and daughter have made over $500,000 since 2001 from DeLay's various PACs, there was a bit of grousing in the Morrison household.....
But I promise you I can stand the pressure. No matter how many times my adorable daughter Haley submits her resume I won't be hiring her as my campaign manager at a grossly inflated price. Nor will I be hiring my beautiful and talented wife Allyson as a way to funnel campaign contributions into our personal pocketbooks. (Texas is a community property state, so any campaign money paid to Mrs. DeLay becomes Tom's personal property.)....My hero, Congressman Sam Rayburn, once said that there was no way an honest man could get rich in politics. Tom DeLay has certainly done nothing to refute that maxim.....
Fight on!

(Morrison ran a pretty strong campaign for an unknown against delay in 2004 in Texas District 22.)


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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:34 PM
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1. Is that the entire email? What a great way to show a 180 degree
difference in the two men! Love it!!
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:36 PM
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2. Pretty much. There is a picture of the family and a link to his website
asking for contributions. He started his 2006 run the week after the last elections.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:54 PM
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6. Here's the family pic - and the real caption. :D
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 04:55 PM by Richardo

"No one in this picture will personally profit from this campaign"
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:56 PM
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9. What a sweet family. Thanks for posting it.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:43 PM
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3. Great e-mail
Morrison nails it to Delay pretty good. It's good to see he's planning on challenging the Bugman again in '06; I think Delay will be much more vulnerable this time around.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:49 PM
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4. Money is the issue. The repukes are swimming in it. They can put a
lying ad on the TV 24/7 about Morrison being a "librul" and get just about anybody elected. Sorry to say but I have seen it happen again and again. My friend says she could run her dog (Who would never run as a repuke, too much character. But this is an example.). Put an "R" on the ballot next to his name and he would win. That is how brainwashed these dummies are.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:01 PM
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12. polling in his district is showing plummeting support. nt
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:03 PM
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15. But I am concerned about what will happen if perry gets to appoint a
repuke to fill in until election time 2006.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:04 PM
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16. see my reply re: replacements ...
Senate seats are appointed by the Gov but Reps have to have a special election.

It's the People's House while the Senate was once elected by the state legislatures.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:07 PM
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18. Makes sense. Again, thank you.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 05:42 PM
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46. Money. The Repukes are Swimming In It. They Bought Voting Machines
THAT is what Richardson needs to point out. In fact, Texas had those touch-screen machines that switched Kerry votes to bush votes...Poof!.. right before your very eyes.

Delay and his fans KNOW this. THAT is what we have to fight!

:kick:

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:29 PM
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43. Morrison never went away after November. I think he wants it BADLY.
He's been in there hustling ever since, and hasn't let up. I still get emails from his people. And I plan on staying connected. I want delay OUT. And I'm not even from Texas.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:53 PM
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5. I just got that one - hilarious.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:55 PM
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7. Bringing home the issue without being crude. Yeah, I like it.
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ltfranklin Donating Member (852 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:55 PM
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8. What's the law in Texas...
Regarding Recall Elections? Is DeLay's home district embarrassed enough by his actions yet to "call him home"? I'd love to see a redo of the election now, Morrison vs DeLay!
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 04:59 PM
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10. Almost certain that we do not have that ability. The problem is that if
DeLay goes now, Perry will get to appoint someone and then that person will gain name recognition and we will probably be back where we started.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:02 PM
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14. Congressmen cannot be appointed to vacancy ... only Senators ...
The only way of selecting members from vacancies is through a Special Election.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:06 PM
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17. Thank you for that piece of knowledge. I feel much better now. Well, I
also am sure now that the repukes are probably not going to push for him to step down since they will be very vulnerable in Dist. 22.
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ltfranklin Donating Member (852 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:11 PM
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20. Yes!!!
They're STUCK with him...no matter how bad this gets (and it looks like it'll get REALLY bad) they'll have to keep him, or they'll have to run a new guy for the district...and won't THAT be a pip!
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:14 PM
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22. You know there are still charges of illegal campaign contributions in
Texas that are not going to go away. Sometimes the sun does shine.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:00 PM
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11. Love that guy. We have been donating to him since last year.
He was a Dean Dozen. Now I hear he is being considered, finally, by the DCCC. Met with them recently, or is going to do so.

Morrison, Van Os, and Dean
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:01 PM
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13. Does that mean he will get money (yikes) that Texans donated back from
national into the state level?
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:15 PM
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24. That is Dean's goal....no more state ATM machines.
Keep the money in the states for their use. Send staff to each state, staff of 4 by the end of 2005.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:22 PM
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27. Praise the lord. Finally we get some monetary help. You know the Tx.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 05:23 PM by efhmc
state head of the Dem Party (absolutely cannot write his name without looking it up. Soechting, okay I looked it up.) has spoken many times already about our NOT donating to DNC because we get such a tiny amount back from them in the way of funding.
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CitySky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:28 PM
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29. WOW! What a great pic!!!
Thank you!!! I am teary-eyed. Beautiful!

And yeah, I got the Morrison email today too; it gave me a chuckle.

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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:26 PM
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42. I hope the party will recognize him this time.
And support him.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:10 PM
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19. Such a smart response gives one hope
Adorable!
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:12 PM
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21. Agreed.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:15 PM
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23. "..no way an honest man could get rich in politics"
Think about it, this says it all.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:17 PM
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25. Such different people, back then.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:18 PM
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26. I sent money to his campaign this past year
and I'll do it again.

It is important to support this guy even if it's with just
a few bucks. Al Franken had him on his show a few times and
I liked him more and more each time I heard him.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:24 PM
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28. I gave mney during the election and will do so again after I see who
needs it here in my county.
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Mich Otter Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:04 PM
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39. We donated from Michigan
My wife and I donated to Morrison even though we live in Michigan. Every little bit helps, a lot of little bits add up to a lot.
Send Toxic Tom back underground where vermin like him belong.
Isn't there some way he could be charged and tried for his treason to America? Others have been charged for doing less damage to America.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 06:04 PM
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33. If everyone who is registered with DU today
sent him $5 that would total $337,985 or $10 would come to $675,970. We can do that! }(
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:13 PM
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35. You are right and money is the only way to go when fighting repukes in
Texas or anywhere for that matter.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:33 PM
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44. Same here. And I, too, will do so again. I don't have much, but he'll
get what I've got.
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jen4clark Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:35 PM
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30. Morrison can do it with our help!
General Clark also encouraged support of Morrison last year. I called the campaign office to get the address and the woman I spoke with was absolutely thrilled at the amount of donations they were getting from all over the country. She said it was the first time they felt that DeLay could be defeated. I think between Dean and Clark supporters we really made a difference. It's unfortunate but I guess whoever has the most money wins...

http://www.richardmorrisonfordistrict22.com/
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jen4clark Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:44 PM
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32. well...
I guess I should add whoever controls the vote tabulators has a lot to do with who wins... But I'd imagine in state races it might be harder if it doesn't look like it's going to be close.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:18 PM
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37. Our county chair is there for every vote, as well as the repuke's and
the county clerk is a Dem. She is very suspicious of BBV. We still black in the dots and then the ballots are machine processeded and then hand counted if it is close.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:15 PM
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36. You would not believe the trash the repukes can afford to flood the air
waves with but I do not think it will work this time. Cash is what is needed even to get the best candidates elected.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:09 PM
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41. thanks for the link. i donated. eom
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 05:44 PM
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31. Kick for Richard Morrison
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:12 PM
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34. He seems like the type of person we need and not just us Dems but
all Americans.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:13 PM
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38. I donated
I gave a little money to Morrison's campaign, even though I live in sucky John Culberson's district.

I hope Morrison trounces DeLay into the ground like the slimy little cockroach that he, DeLay, is....


Sue
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CitySky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 04:51 PM
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45. DeLay puppet Culberson
is having town hall meetings this Sat - see TX Forum. I may go the a.m. one, and another DUer may be at the p.m. one.

Meanwhile, there was talk today of Councilman Gordon Quan for DeLay's seat in 2006 - no way! Morrison is the man! So I sent Quan an email and told him to run against Culberson instead. Quan lives in our district (TX-7). :) Wouldn't that be the coolest?

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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:21 PM
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40. I live in Houston, Texas
and as I recall, Delay thought he had the last election sewn up, and wasn't even going to appear for the series of debates that were scheduled between those running for his seat. Ha. Ha. Morrison was doing so well in the polls here that Delay actually had to come back and confront him in the debates, where Morrison did really well. Morrison also did really well in the election (a better performance than was expected against Delay); obviously not enough to overtake Delay, but still enough to cause a stir. I expect if Morrison runs again, which it sounds like he will, with the way the current situation is going, he will win handily! Also, he seems like an extremely intelligent, well-spoken, thoughtful individual. We need more like him...
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