Gene Locke

Politics & Policy|
December 13, 2009

Parker elected Houston mayor

Annise Parker won the runoff with 52.78% of the vote to Gene Locke’s 47.22%, amounting to an 11,000 vote margin [This is the corrected tally; see “What was Parker’s final margin?” above]. She grabbed the lead with the early vote and kept it to the end. A late poll supposedly

Politics & Policy|
November 14, 2009

Houston mayor’s race poll: Parker +4

Note to readers: Bill King, who had considered running for mayor but decided not to make the race, has sent his considerable e-mail list the results of the first known post-election poll. This is his report. My comments follow the asterisks, below: Gene Locke's campaign has released the first poll

Politics & Policy|
November 13, 2009

Is Hotze playing in the Houston mayor’s race?

My Houston-based colleague Mimi Swartz forwarded to me this e-mail from Carl Whitmarsh, a local Democratic blogger, to Arthur Schechter, a prominent Democratic fundraiser, concerning the mayoral runoff in Houston. I provide no warranties about its accuracy: Hotze, along with [political consultant] Allan Blakemore, are rumored to be heading up

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