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December 29, 2005

Sexton on Talton

By Karl-Thomas Musselman

Though Texas blogs mentioned her intentions as far back as June, Janette Sexton has officially filed against Republican Robert Talton in HD-144 over in the Houston area. Talton, infamous this past session for trying to tear foster kids out of their foster homes if their foster parents happened to be a same gender couple, deserves to become the latest GOP icon to fall victim to a Run, Everywhere strategy.

Janette's profile on this Democracy for Houston page is reflective of why I am thankful for what the Howard Dean campaign has left in it's wake. The conversion of his campaign into Democracy for America has enabled new political activists, regular Texans, Virginians, Californians, and beyond to take hold of their individual accomplishments, abilities, and idealism and translate that into campaigns and change, not only for the Democratic Party, but for Democracy itself. It's allowing us to fulfill the concept of Run, Everywhere, which is not only needed for rebuilding our state party, but for giving voters a choice and a chance to organize and reclaim their government.

With that in mind, as the filing period draws to a close on January 2, I can only hope that our state party helps to fill out that statewide ticket, which is looking pretty slim right now. More on that soon enough.

Posted by Karl-Thomas Musselman at December 29, 2005 01:22 AM | TrackBack

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