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On the other hand, Tea Party supporters did well in some lower-profile races. The defeat of Rep. Delwin Jones is especially noteworthy, especially because it gives me an opportunity to link to the delightfully named Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:
AUSTIN -- The long legislative career of Lubbock's state Rep. Delwin Jones is over. And for accountant Charles Perry a new day has dawned.
The 86-year old lawmaker, who has served in the Texas Legislature for nearly 30 years - from 1965 to 1973 as a Democrat and from 1989 to the present as a Republican - lost decisively to Perry in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff in Texas House District 83.
At the risk of getting dangerously off topic, here's what I learned from Wikipedia:
The Lubbock Avalanche was founded by attorney John James Dillard with his business partner Thad Tubbs, who provided the money for the equipment to publish a newspaper in 1900. According to Dillard, the origin of the newspaper's Avalanche name came from his desire that the newspaper surprise the citizens of Lubbock.
I had assumed that it started as a trade publication on avalanches.
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