Chad’s Morning Brief: Wendy Davis’ Campaign Spokesman Resigns, The Fight for District 5 Lubbock City Council, and Other Top Stories
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of May 2, 2014. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
Important Election Dates:
Early Voting for City and School Board Election: TODAY – May 6
Election Day for City and School Board: May 10
Early Voting for GOP and Dem. Primary Runoff: May 19 – May 23
Election Day for GOP and Dem. Primary Runoff: May 27
The Wendy Davis campaign implosion continues as one of her top campaign spokesmen resigned according to the San Antonio Express News on Thursday.
Bo Delp, spokesman and former communications director for Sen. Wendy Davis' campaign for governor, has resigned.
Delp said it was “an honor” to work for the Democratic senator, who faces Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. He said that he is confident in her candidacy and that he will support her “wherever and whenever possible.”
“I am proud of the work I have done, and know that my successor will continue to build on my successes, and my mistakes, to do what is necessary to win in November,” Delp said in a letter of resignation dated Tuesday.
Davis reorganized her communications department earlier this year after running into some tough sledding with the media.
Zac Petkanas, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's former communications director, became Davis' communications director in March. Delp had stayed on as deputy communications director. Delp said Thursday that he is “considering a number of other opportunities in Texas Democratic politics.”
“After eight months of service, Bo offered his letter of resignation to the campaign. He is leaving the campaign to consider a number of other opportunities in Texas Democratic politics,” Petkanas said. “The campaign and Wendy Davis thank him for his hard work. He is someone who is extraordinarily talented and has a very bright future in Texas politics.”
Not surprising. The most surprising story on Thursday about Wendy Davis was that it's possible that she is using a body double.
Early voting continues and one of the big races this year is for District 5 Lubbock City Council. Councilwoman Karen Gibson is seeking re-election against Dr. Brian Carr. District 5 is in arguably the most conservative part of Lubbock. While I don't consider either candidate a strong conservative, I do consider one of the candidates a far left liberal.
I've had my disagreements with Gibson in the past and anticipate that I will disagree with her in the future. However, when it comes to the budget, taxes, and even most cases of government overreach, I tend to believe that she will end up on the smaller government side more often than not.
Dr. Brian Carr is running as a responsible, debt cutting, fiscal conservative but what he says now doesn't line-up with what he has written in the past. From 2011 to just right before the campaign, Carr was in favor of Obamacare and big government. He wrote once about his love of the 2nd Amendment, yet he was in favor of further restrictions on guns and ammunition. Again and again Carr writes about conservatives with disdain. He writes that small government conservatives are crazy and psychotic.
On my show Carr let his liberal side shine through when he said smoking bans should be expanded to sports bars because even though the employees knew they were applying for a job in a smoked-filled environment, many of them are college students who don't make good decisions. In other words Carr doesn't believe that those workers are responsible enough to make their own decision about where to work. Instead they need government to step in.
It's hard for me to believe that someone who hates Ted Cruz and loves Obamacare will somehow turn into a small government believer on the local level.
Is there a true small government conservative in this race? No and that is disappointing. Gibson will probably do more of the same on the council if elected which could be both good and bad. If Carr is elected, expect the council to take a decidedly liberal turn. A Carr/Hernandez/Joy/Price voting bloc is what we could see form.
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