In Texas, Somewhat-Less-Conservative Republicans Win
While they might cringe if you called them moderates, the less conservative candidates won two key Republican primaries in Texas yesterday for Supreme Court and ...
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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