Vice-President Kamala Harris is in town today. I don’t know where. That is all I know.
Early voting in person for the City of H-Town runoffs begins today. Here is from the front page of today’s Chron:
State Sen. John Whitmire maintains a 7 percentage point lead over U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in the Houston mayoral race, with a fifth of likely voters having yet to make up their minds just weeks before the December runoff, a latest poll shows.
Researchers identified 805 likely Houston voters from Nov. 13 and 18 and found that 42% of them supported Whitmire and 35% backed Jackson Lee. These figures are nearly identical to their vote shares in the general election, where Whitmire had 42.5% and Jackson Lee 35.6%. The two advanced to the Dec. 9 runoff because neither garnered a majority of votes. The poll was conducted by the Houston Chronicle, Houston Public Media, and University of Houston Political Science and Population Health.
Here is the entire read: Houston mayoral runoff: Whitmire leading Jackson Lee, new poll shows (houstonchronicle.com).
We will find out soon.
My friend Blanca Blanco wrote this letter to the Chron editor today:
Regarding “Houston exhibit reflects on John F. Kennedy’s speech and visit with LULAC,” (Nov. 21): I certainly appreciate the reflection of John F. Kennedy’s stop in Houston, and appreciate LULAC for the new exhibit highlights, as well as a reminder of the importance of JFK’s speech to LULAC. I also want to point out the significant role the Latino vote played in Kennedy’s 1960 victory, as mentioned in the article.
However, it is disheartening to see that, even today in 2023, the struggle for Latino representation still persists, echoing the challenges the Latino community faced in 1960. Latinos must continue advocating for increased Latino representation to ensure a more inclusive political landscape. This will only happen by mobilizing the Latino electorate. Hopefully, after Dec. 9, we will have more Latino representation in city government.
The featured photo is from the Texans game yesterday at NRG. I went with my best friend. He has great seats. We lost.