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johncoby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:35 AM
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Stopping Gene Kelly. Hereis an idea.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:35 AM by johncoby2
We have recommended to our county chair that only one poll is used for the runoff in our area. Not only did we have low turnout, we need to focus our resources.

In the past we had 26 precinct at one central location. We need just a few to run the election and then we can have just a few outside to remind people what a joke Gene Kelly is.



If I ever see Gene Kelly, I intend to kick his dancing ass.
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Czolgosz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:02 AM
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1. Don't worry about Kelly. The sort of voters who voted for Kelly DO NOT
VOTE in run offs (they are usually non-politically-interested voters who showed up at the election for family, friends, fellow church members, etc. who were on the ballot in soe other race, and most of those candidates will not be on the run off ballot). BAR just needs to do what she has been doing for another 30 days and she will get lots of good publicity and she will handily win the nomination.

We should treat the next 30 days just like the last 30 days -- campaign mode.
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merci_me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:14 AM
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3. Please everyone read this, I'm posting it for the third time
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:33 AM by merci_me
Maybe it will change, but I don't have a lot of hope. Here's Gene Kelly in 2000.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/politics/elections... /

I don't know how it was all over Texas in the 2000 runoff, but it rained like crazy in Houston and in our precinct and several surrounding ours, the senate runoff was the ONLY thing on the ticket and still, people, not a lot but enough, came out to vote for nothing more than a name they knew nothing about.

Don't take him for granted!!!!

If you have trouble with the link, here are the figures:

PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION: APRIL 11, 2000
Votes Percentage
Democratic
Gene Kelly 143,366 58%
Charles Gandy 101,983 42%


PRIMARY ELECTION: MARCH 14, 2000
Votes Percentage
Democratic
Gene Kelly 220,531 36%
Charles Gandy 140,636 23%
Don Clark 139,243 23%
Bobby Wightman-Cervantes 83,643 14%
H. Gerald Bintliff
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 12:53 AM
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4. Sobering!
Thanks for posting that.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:39 AM
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2. We need signs or large posters at the polls
Gene Kelly, the dancer is dead.

Picture of Gene Kelly the dancer.
1912-1996

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Kelly

Gene Kelly, perennial losing candidate

This is the guy whose on the ballot, not the dancer.
He's run 10 times in 14 years. Never wins.
He ran & lost against Kay Bailey Hutchison for US Senate 2000

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/367142...

Sonia
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