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David Van Os Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:16 AM
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Hank for Governor
Hank Gilbert is the real deal. He is running for Governor to serve the people, not to have the people serve him. I'm enthusiastically backing Hank and will be campaigning for him.

David Van Os
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David Van Os Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:38 AM
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1. Taking on the insurance companies
Today his campaign issued a release slamming the health insurance companies' greed and the Rick Perry administration for being in bed with them.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:49 AM
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2. Hank's Press Release on the health issue and Perry
Hank Gilbert's web site press release
Gilbert: Texans Being Failed By Their Governor

Sep 16, 2009

TYLERHank Gilbert (D-Whitehouse), Democratic candidate for Texas Governor, released the following statement Wednesday morning in response to the report released yesterday by Families USA, a bipartisan consumer watchdog, on health insurance premiums in Texas:

The announcement that health insurance premiums have risen in Texas by almost 100% since 2000 comes as no surprise to Texans who have been constantly burdened by persistently increasing premiums and ever declining coverage. Once again, Governor Perrys policy of letting the industry regulate itself has failed Texans miserably.

Health insurance has become so expensive in Texas that more than 300,000 households the Census Bureau considers high-income households cant even afford to pay the premiums.

Of course, Texans are used to being failed by their Governor on a consistent basis. Its why more than 60% of Texans voted for someone else in the 2006 election.

Its sad that the insurance burden consistently falls on the poor and middle class in this state while they struggle every day just to get bywith no help from Governor Perry or his lobbyist appointees at the Texas Department of Insurance.

This is just one reason I will fight to make the Texas Insurance Commissioner an elected official accountable to the people when I am Governor.


more at link above.

:kick:

Sonia
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:21 PM
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3. Hey David, long time no cyber-see
:hi:

I planning on supporting Hank, although you were my first choice. But Hank is someone of your stature :o

I hope Hank can come up to Fort Worth and meet up with Tarrant County Democrats. So, far Tom has been the chosen candidate because he's from Ft. Worth :puke: I would NEVER support him, because of his loyalty to GW. That being said WE must do everything we can to get Hank on the ballot for next November.






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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:08 PM
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4. Agreed, Hank needs to make it to Tarrant County
I'd like to meet him in person as well. :)
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:15 PM
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5. Well if the Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake Democrats are hosting Kinky
We NEED to make sure they host Hank. So far I haven't liked anyone who tossed their hat in the ring. But now I have a candidate worth supporting.

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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:10 PM
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6. Same here n/t
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