Friday, July 04, 2008

Chris Bell Going for Texas Senate District 17?

It has been awhile since we’ve heard anything about a Democrat stepping up to run in the Texas SD 17 special election to replace Kyle Janek, who resigned from his seat after serving only 2 years of his 6-year term.

But now, today, on the 4th of July, I find in my email inbox an invitation to attend a reception at the Galveston Yacht Club that will honor Joe Jaworski, - who we all know is running against incumbent Mike Jackson for the SD 11 seat – AND Chris Bell who, it seems, has “Texas Senate District 17” under his name on the invitation.

My guess is, since I have seen nothing about this in the news or on the blogs, this is Chris Bell’s way of letting the cat out of the bag.

An interesting day to announce this. July 4th. Friday.

Oh, by the way, if you want to attend this reception, here are the particulars:

When: Thursday, July 24th, 2008, 5:30 – 7::00 PM
Where: Galveston Yacht Club, 601 Holiday Dr. Galveston [map]

My guess is that this is for high rollers only. At 150 miles round trip, that’s 21 dollars in gas alone.


Apparently Chris Bell is willing to have his name placed on the invitation for a reception in which he will appear, as a potential candidate, but not necessarily as a confirmed candidate in the SD 17 special election. He says that he will make a decision to go or to not go 4 days before the filing deadline.


What a way to begin.

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