My friend and "little green house" owner (see top right of this page!), Charles McGonigal pulled together some helpful information on the race for governor in Texas. I thought I'd take his cue and pass along some of what he shared with his friends.
As Charles pointed out in his email blast to friends, this is a critical gubernatorial race for Texas that actually offers some differences among the four candidates.
If you live elsewhere and there is a race for governor in your state, you may find yourself facing a similar choice. I hope you will dig in and investigate the candidates before casting your vote.
To find out more about the Texas candidates, you can visit their websites:
Chris Bell (D): http://www.chrisbell.com/
Kinky Friedman (I): http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/
Rick Perry (R): http://www.rickperry.org/
Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I): http://www.carolestrayhorn.com/
Here's an interesting assignment: review these web addresses and see if you can tell what the candidates think about the challenges facing low-income Texans. Where do they line up on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), public education, Medicaid funding and other matters that directly touch the poor in our state?
Even better, what can you glean, if anything, here regarding their plans once elected?
[My apologies to Kinky Friedman and his campaign, but my numerous attempts to upload a photo of him all failed. Visit his website to see him in living color!]
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