If there had been only one independent candidate for Governor, the independent vote would have taken Bexar County and beat Perry. That’s a major accomplishment in itself.
In total, Perry lost 1 million voters since the last election…that, too, is significant as far as losing support! Also, Strayhorn won (or came very close to winning) these counties in the path of the Trans Texas Corridor TTC-35 project:
Colorado – lost by .1
Waller – lost by .2%
We proved to be a force to be reckoned with despite having no money. Thanks to everyone who expended MAJOR elbow grease to achieve these victories…we’re on the war path and won’t quit until we achieve victory! Our relentless drumbeat will make the tollers wish they had NEVER even heard the word toll or Trans Texas Corridor…here we come!
Perry’s showing how arrogant and out of touch he continues to be (it’s going to get very ugly for him since he doesn’t seem to appreciate his electoral spanking) by (see article) already talking 2008 and presidential or vice presidential aspirations…someone needs to burst his overinflated ego and inject some reality into this guy…no Party wants a guy who can’t even win a majority in his home state. He’s detested and the vast majority of Texans voted against the direction he’s taking us. The point of putting someone in the ticket is to win, not to look good.
Also, note to Perry, Republicans took a national beating November 7…a weak and pathetic Governor isn’t going to be high on the Republican priority list for ’08.
Lastly, if there had been one independent candidate, we would have won the following counties: