Wednesday, January 02, 2008

One Little, Two Little . . . Ten Little Republicans for Texas CD 22

I just took a look at the latest and last filings over at the Republican Party of Texas’ website. I was beginning to worry about Dean and Bob. Here it was the last day to file and I haven’t seen either of their names listed among the filers as they promised.

But I can rest now. Both Dean Hrbacek and “Mad Dog” Bob Talton have completed their filing for US Congressional Representative for CD 22, making it an odd nine. But then I counted again . . . and there were ten.

Another Republican has filed for this nomination today, making it an even ten.

We were all treated to the entry of Kevyn Bazzy earlier. He and Ryan Rowley and Mad Dog Bob all filed on the 28th. Bazzy has the jazzy name, though. His website says that he is a communications expert with a deployment to Iraq. But somehow I have the feeling that the closest thing he got to a firefight was on the end of a microphone. As a communications specialist and a military intelligence officer, I think this eminently qualifies him for Congress – that is, if the intent is to further erode the privacy rights of American citizens.

But the tenth name, Cynthia Dunbar, Attorney, out of Richmond, Texas, was like a bolt out of the blue. Who is she and where’d she come from?

Cynthia Noland Dunbar, was elected in 2006 to the State Board of Education, District 10, by a 70% to 30% margin against a Libertarian. She got her law degree from Pat Robertson’s Regent University, the same University that graduated 150 various students who now work in the Bush administration under one Executive Branch department or another (remember Roberto Gonzalez’ own Monica Goodling? Yep, a Regent University alum). So Dunbar now wants to move on up the line and become your next congresswoman representing “The Fighting 22nd” as it is shall be known from here on in.

She’s a Lutheran, though. I don’t know how this is going to sit with the Baptists.

So there you have it: a full baseball team plus a benchwarmer running for one GOP US Congressional nomination. It should make for an interesting candidates’ forum when they get all of them in the same room. And, well, I don’t know, that’s a lot of candidates running for one nomination in a primary.


Some kind of record. Looks like they REALLY want Nick’s job.

Gee, I wonder if there will be a runoff.

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