Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney is closing the fundraising gap between himself and President Obama. This year’s election cycle is expected to be a tight one and both candidates are spending billions to best the other and win the election.
Romney’s fundraising efforts have been incredibly successful at keeping money behind the campaign. Mr. Romney continues to maintain more cash on hand through his close relationship with the RNC, whose been building a massive war chest since 2009.
Mr. Romney is no stranger to getting cash, he’s a wealthy businessman who attained his wealth...
If you live in Texas, there is no way to avoid hearing about newly drafted voter id laws. The law mentioned would require a valid state identification card for anyone who is casting a ballot in the election. Supporters believe this will prevent voter fraud and opponents believe this is a tactic to discourage young and minority voters. Wisconsin, Michigan, and South Carolina are a few other states that have found themselves in midst of similar debate.
Historic organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P) have wasted no time opposing the passing...
Houston, Texas is currently the home to plenty of upset citizens and political officials. Yesterday, a Houston police officer, Andrew Blomberg was found “not guilty” for his role in a beating of a black teen involved in a burglary. The video featured below was captured by a surveillance camera, detailing 4 officers that played a role in kicking, punching, and stomping the apprehended teenager.
City officials and protestors have remained vocal about the trial. Houston’s Mayor, Annise Parker immediately announced her disagreement with the verdict and her intention to make sure Blomberg...
The “Ricks” are having the worst week ever! Tuesday night was the New Hampshire primary. After the close and game-changing results of the Iowa caucus, I couldn’t wait to see the results of this primary. The winner of the primary was Mitt Romney, not much of a surprise there. In second place was Ron Paul.
Where did Rick Santorum land in this primary? After such a great victory in Iowa, you might expect him to do well. Quite the contrary, Santorum found himself in the back of the pack, in fifth place. Santorum’s campaign spent 5 days in New Hampshire, a move that many strategists are calling...
It is no secret that Hispanic voters hold a great deal of power in any local election. In many local elections, they have been known to determine who wins and who loses a campaign. With a growing Hispanic population and more importantly, an increasing number of Hispanic citizenships; politicians are strategically seeking approval from the community. It’s the smart thing to do and everyone is doing it. Arizona, Colorado, Florida, and New Mexico are four key states where the Hispanic vote will hold great power.
Presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum constantly makes note of traditional values...
Federal judges in Texas experienced backlash from the Supreme Court over the weekend, in response to their attempt to draw new State Legislative and Congressional District maps.
Traditionally, voting district maps are drawn according to population. Texas has experienced a population growth of over 20% in the past ten years the new districts are more than necessary. The majority of the growth in the state were by those of minority races, and Texas federal judges attempt to accommodate these changes to provide minorities with more voting power was not well received by higher courts.
Annise Parker 51%
Ronald Green 100%
Houston City Council At-Large Positions
At-Large Position 1
Stephen Costello 51%
At Large Position 2 *Runoff Dec. 10*
Andrew C. Burks, Jr. 17%
Kristi Thibaut 16%
At-Large Position 3
Melissa Noriega 56%
At-Large Position 4
C.O. ‘Brad’ Bradford 68%
At-Large Position 5 *Runoff Dec. 10th *
Jolanda ‘Jo’ Jones 39%
Jack Christie 33%
Houston City Council Districts A-K
District A *Runoff Dec. 10th *
Helena Brown 47%
Brenda Stardig 41%
District B *Runoff Dec 10th*
Alvin Byrd 25%
Jerry Davis 24%
Often, we voters find ourselves in the voting booth puzzled and confused as we survey the local candidates. Sometimes, we revert back to childhood games such as Eeny, meeny, miny, moe as a means of selection, and then other times we vote based upon name recognition. There is a much better method for selecting our city council members and mayors; that method is educated voting.
Who’s who on the November 8, 2011 ballot?
Annise Parker is the current Mayor of Houston; she was elected into office in 2009 after an intense runoff between Gene Locke. During her previous race, Parker won against...
#OccupyWallStreet has become a major tending topic on Twitter within the past week. This phrase and viral movement has moved from social media to the streets of most major cities in the United States of America. Occupy Wall Street is a protest centered on the desire for politics and money to be separated.
The first protest occurred on September 17,2011 in New York City at Liberty Park, since then there has been protest in Houston, Texas, Austin, Texas, Washington, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Portland Oregon, Boston, and Philadelphia. Depending on the location of the protest, the demands...
On September 8, 2011, President Barack Obama delivered his Presidential Address to a joint session of Congress. Within the thirty minutes of speech, he urged Congress to pass the American Jobs Act a total of 12 times. President Obama said, ‘You should pass this jobs bill today,” enough times for it to remain lingering in your ear long after the speech aired. He introduced the legislation as a bipartisan (of interest of both Republicans and Democrats) bill that is in favor of the American people.
The address begins with the President acknowledging that American people are frustrated...