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LeftInTX

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Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:45 AM
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About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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The Senate is in session

They are literally thieves in the night.

Tom Wakely running for governor

He announced it today at the Bexar County Democratic Party meeting.

No formal announcement. He ran against Lamar Smith in 2016


Yay, we have someone other than the "International King of Leather"!

He seems like a decent guy.

Here is an article about him from last year:


http://www.expressnews.com/news/news_columnists/gilbert_garcia/article/Bernie-ite-angles-for-Lamar-Smith-s-job-7230258.php

In this year of open rebellion against political institutions, even the biggest backroom deal-makers want to be perceived as outsiders. But for Wakely, the shoe fits.

How else to describe a Bernie Sanders devotee who helped César Chávez organize grape boycotts in the 1970s, became a Unitarian Universalist pastor in the 1980s, ran a jazz club in Mexico in the 2000s and now uses his white-brick North Side home as a veterans hospice?

Wakely, 62, kicks off his general-election campaign Saturday afternoon at Tilo Mexican Restaurant (two blocks from his campaign headquarters), marking the white-bearded activist’s graduation from a self-described role on the political fringes to a spot closer to the center of the arena.

The only political office he ever sought prior to this year was a Wisconsin school board post he won 25 years ago. That probably would have been the end of his political career if not for the encouragement of Lucy Coffey, a World War II veteran who died last March in San Antonio at the age of 108. Coffey, the country’s oldest living female veteran at the time of her passing, befriended Wakely near the end of her life.
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