Lawyered Up

Cong. Sylvia Garcia endorsed State Sen. John Whitmire for Mayor.  See this statement:

“I have worked on the city, county, state and federal level. John Whitmire has the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to lead our city. I trust John Whitmire to make Houston a safer, more prosperous and vibrant city for people in every neighborhood.”

FYI: Commentary works for the Whitmire for Mayor Campaign.


Right after last November’s election, Mattress Mack purchased a full page ad in the Chron chiding the winner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. It was a kind of sour grapes ad using terms like “Biden-esque gaffe,” and “misguided socialist agenda.” The ad exposed Mattress Mack as a thin skinned, sore loser.

It has been over three months since the election and now see this from the Chron today:

Houston furniture magnate Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale said he is hosting a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss filing a lawsuit over the November elections in Harris County.

The owner of Gallery Furniture said he will unveil the lawsuit against Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum at 9 a.m., said his office refused to turn over records connected to the election, according to a news release.

Attorney Jeff Diamant is filing the lawsuit, according to the release. But as of Tuesday morning, nothing appeared in online Harris County court records connected to Tatum or McInvgvale.

News of the lawsuit comes as several unsuccessful Republican candidates have filed lawsuits in Harris County challenging the results of the November election, including County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s opponent Alexandra del Moral Mealer, who lost her race by around 18,000 votes and conceded the contest.

In the weeks since that decision, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joined several other GOP state officials and called for Harris County to redo its election because of claims that voters were turned away due to alleged paper ballot shortages, though acknowledging he had no idea if any voters were actually disenfranchised.

Mack was a public supporter of Mealer’s candidacy and criticized Hidalgo in the run-up to the November election.

By the way, this is the last line Mattress Mack directed to Judge Hidalgo in his ad:

“Why are you lawyered up?”

Mack. Why are YOU now lawyered up?

Commentary will say it again to the statewide and local media.

Produce names of voters from Harris County who didn’t get to vote on election day because of problems at polling locations.

I Just learned that Wayne Dolcefino has been hired to help Mack.


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