Friday, June 30, 2006

Courage Campaign Receives National Accolades

Forty-eight hours ago John Courage was one of a handful of well-known congressional candidates inside the lone star state and around the Texas blogs.

In the past day things have changed for the Courage camp.

National recognition has begun to swarm around the congressional candidate. He won 2nd place in the Warner MapChangers contest (putting him in the finals with fellow Texan and future Governor Chris Bell), He has received the prestigious netroots endorsement with 15 other amazing Democrats.

MyDD, Burnt Orange Report, and the Democratic Party have all done profile pieces on Courage in the past day.

Impressively, the Courage campaign will be attending over 14 events during the July 4th weekend. In addition, the Courage camp is launching an aggressive ground campaign in order to have real conversations with every voter.

Today is the final day to give to the candidate before the June 30th deadline. Support a rising star! Part with a little cash and volunteer to put Courage in Congress.


At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Tracy Joan said...

Hey Matt!

Thanks for the linkage :)

At 12:54 PM, Blogger Matt Glazer said...

thanks for the great interview!

At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know they legalized pot already, but you must be smoking it to think Chris Bell is going to be our next governor.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Matt Glazer said...

Much like the special session was about education and not giving tax breaks to big oil.

Oh wait, I guess Craddick, Perry, and the Republican leadership is smokeing the same stuff.

Can you be proud of voting for someone with no plan (Kinky), someone who changes her mind with the most recent polls (Strayhorn), or someone who pushed for the largest tax increase on small business in Texas history (Perry)?

Yes, I am exccited to vote for the man who pushed to end the culture of corruption, served Houston proudly, and wants to ensure all American's have the right to vote.

Your opinions matter a lot more to me if you sign your name. My name is Matt, and I stand by my support for Chris Bell.

At 8:05 PM, Anonymous mcblogger said...

I don't know... Perry's weak and hated all over the state. Not disliked, not grudgingly accepted, HATED. By Republicans.

Bell's got a great shot and he's a good candidate.

At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Will said...

Perry ensured fundamental property tax reform, and that is definitely a winning issue for Republicans. I agree that no one should be proud of voting for Kinky or the crazy Grandma, but Republicans don't hate Perry enough to vote for Bell, or even not vote at all. Kinky is seen as a joke that college students say they will vote for, but they don't vote in large numbers anyway, and Strayhorn is going to be attacked over appraisal creep when attack ads start coming.

P.S. I was the anonymous commenter from earlier.

At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will... you're still an idiot.

How did Perry ensure fundamental property tax reform when those taxes can, and will, once again reach their cap of $1.50 per $100 in the next five or so years?

It's not as if HBs 1-5 mandated that property taxes stay at a fixed (because that would be a statewide property tax and that would be unconstitutional) level nor did they mandate that they stay below an abritrary number.

Nope... sorry, no fundamental property tax reform here.

At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Will said...

At certain levels, increases in property taxes will have to be taken to the voters for approval and trigger rollback elections.

It's irresponsible to lie about the force and effect of laws, even if you disagree with them. In this case, both tax rates and appraisal creep were addressed, so it is safe to say that there was fundamental reform.


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