Thursday, December 29, 2005

Democratic Primary in HD 122

Frank Corte went from having no opponent since 1992 to having a possible Democratic primary in House District 122.

The buzz on the street is that current Democratic County Chair sees a chance to move up to a paid position and an opportunity in HD 122. Rudy Casias is definitely not running for re-election as the County Chair, but is eyeing the HD 122 race.

Larry Stallings stepped up when nobody would, myself included, and I respect the work he is doing. A primary challenge will help identify who the democrats in the area are and will make the general a little easier.

However, Casias's recent court problems and problems with the County Executive Committee will make him a very weak candidate.

More as it develops...


At 4:51 PM, Blogger Cincinnatus said...

What in the hell?

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Matt Glazer said...

Care to elaborate?

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Cincinnatus said...

I'm just astounded at the fact that an inept, bumbling, joke of a county party chair would even think that he has any sort of political future.

I mean, what sort of logic leads you to this choice?

"I've been clobbered over the head by Democratic party stalwarts, precinct chairs loathe me, and just to get the opportunity to run against Corte I have to face the very voters who are sick of seeing 'Demo Party in Disarray' headlines in the Express-News that are due in large part to me... so I'll guess I'll run for State Rep."

I put the over/under on what his primary percentage is at 22.

At 6:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to say the least.
How ethical is it for the County Chair who is supposed to be the chair of the Primary Committee, which is supposed to oversee the primary, to be involved in a primary contest (other than chair)? How can he possibly do the job AND run in a primary race for State Rep? How can he remain "neutral" and why in world would he wait until the last hour to decide to do something like this? Obviously he should have been recruiting a good candidate to run in St Rep district 122 last summer. This job was performed for him. A good candidate was recruited and he has stepped up to the plate and started off doing a terrific job. Mr. Casias even signed his petition to run!

If he continues in this course, he definitely needs to resign as County Chair.
However, I believe Mr. Casias may have just forgotten Mr. Stallings was running. Now that Mr. Stallings, a terrific candidate, has filed for office, there will be no need to step forward to be sure Corte is challenged. If he continues down this road, there will be a primary battle and Mr. Stallings will win. Unfortunately, it will also take riches from the coffers that Mr. Stallings could use to fight Mr. Corte.


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