January 04, 2007

Too close to CradDICK

YAY ALFRED STANLEY!

Finally, one of the old school Democratic leaders/consultants is going to go after those who are a little too close to a certain Republican from Midland.

Austin consultant Alfred Stanley plans to kick off the New Year with a new political action committee, Too Close to Craddick, and an accompanying Web site that takes aim at House Democrats who are way too chummy with Speaker Tom Craddick. "I intend to lose some friends over this," Stanley said. Yet Stanley believes there are enough House members on both sides of the aisle who are ready and willing to overthrow Craddick. Rep. Brian McCall, R-Plano, has mounted a serious campaign to try to do just that. Before McCall publicly confirmed his intentions over the Christmas break, Houston Democratic Rep. Senfronia Thompson had been the only candidate running for speaker but was not regarded as a serious threat to Craddick. Democrats are now looking to McCall as the person to beat Craddick. It matters little that McCall is a conservative Republican, Democrats say. What's important is that he works and plays well with others. It it happens that Craddick wins re-election when House members cast their votes on Jan. 9, watch for Stanley to go after Craddick's Democratic allies with metal tongs at the yet-to-be-launched www.tooclosetocraddick.com

Posted by mcblogger at January 4, 2007 04:41 PM

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Excellent.

Seriously excellent.

Posted by: boadicea at January 4, 2007 05:43 PM

One thing y'all should know about Alfred is he's been fighting the power from way back.
In 2003 when I started SaveTexasReps Alfred was one of my strongest allies and he led the charge in many ways to support Alma Allen when she deposed the Craddick Dem #1 Ron Wilson.
So instead of saying "Finally, one of the old school Democratic leaders/consultants is going to go after those who are a little too close to a certain Republican from Midland" you should say Alfred Stanley does it again.
And those reps know -- ask Al Edwards, Ron Wilson, Vilma Luna, etc -- Alfred ends the careers of corrupt politicians.

Posted by: Smarty Pants at January 5, 2007 06:50 PM

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