Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Frank Corte Must Go

Frank Corte is a staple in Austin. Every session you can count on this man to ignore his constituents, work more to help Houston than San Antonio, offer up countless bills and amendments attacking women's rights, and attack the environment and more specifically the aquifer.

This has led me to the conclusion that Democrats must begin to target this man, and they must start now! With Chris Bell running for Gov, Barbara Radnofsky running for US Senate, and John Courage running in CD 21 a race in HD122 will help every D on the ballot.

Frank Corte has basically run completely uncontested since 1992 when he first ran. In 2000 he ran a campaign against a Libertarian candidate, and in 2002 he ran against a Green and Libertarian candidate. That's it. Those are his opponents.

It amazes me that a man that has been on Texas Monthly's 10 worst legislators list twice has never had a serious challenge against him. Is it the location of his district? Is it to conservative? No, far from it. This is a district that goes almost as far north as Boerne and East as The Forum, but it is also an area that has twice elected Art Hall and Chip Haass. This is a part of San Antonio that has ranked the environment, education, and health care as their top three issues. District 122 also has a strong Democratic organizational structure in place from the amazing work that John and Zada Courage have done.

So who is going to step up and take on this bull’s eye? The ideal candidate is a woman with either teaching or health care experience. An intelligent woman who can make a case why Frank Corte no longer deserves to run unopposed and should not be on the Defense and State-Federal Relations Committee.

With all the campaigns beginning to flesh out, this is the district that most deserves another option-- a Democratic option.


At 12:37 PM, Blogger P.M.Bryant said...

This is my state senator, I'm ashamed to say. I agree he needs to be challenged. In my view the ideal candidate is anyone willing to represent his or her constituents, unlike the incumbent.

I would be quite happy to volunteer for the Democrat that decides to challenge Corte.

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At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Corte and Bexarmet relationship? His take from beautiful ladies that Bexarmet sends as lobbyists employees or what? Is it that he goes to save them for or work for them? Is it for fat fees he gets in return? Let us get to know him better with his strengths or weaknesses and someone stands up and challenges him. Will it be a man or woman does not matter. Should be an honest person who Frank is not? Right?


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