Mark Griffin

Politics & Policy |
April 14, 2010

Storm warnings for Democrats

The message sent by voters in the Republican primary is that they have little use for establishment politicians. Mabrie Jackson, Delwin Jones, and Mark Griffin all fit that profile. Jones and Griffin were endorsed by establishment types and those endorsements were albatrosses around their necks. Jackson got the same percentage…

Politics & Policy |
April 13, 2010

Frullo wins

This race was won in the primary with a piece of mail raising the issue of whether Griffin got a sweetheart deal on property that he owned (a low appraisal and a high purchase price). Otherwise Griffin would have won the race without a runoff. The mailer knocked him below…

Politics & Policy |
April 12, 2010

One last look at tomorrow’s runoffs

All of these runoffs except one involve Republicans. Please note that I am still adding to these reports. Texas Supreme Court, Place 3 Former legislator Rick Green vs. Fort Worth district judge Debra Lehrmann I want to be fair and balanced about this. Even though Green has no judicial experience…

Politics & Policy |
March 25, 2010

The House runoffs

NORMA CHAVEZ vs. NAOMI GONZALEZ (El Paso) [revised] This is the only runoff on the Democratic side. It has become a proxy fight between TLR and the Trials, like the Rios Ybarra-Lozano race. Chavez is attacking Gonzalez for taking money from Texans for Lawsuit Reform — some 88% of her…