Dear candidates, text, email or Facebook me your election night shindig info.
Ill post it if you want it publisized or I can hold on to the info if you don't. I'm already getting media calls about it so let me know...
CANDIDATES NIGHTFORRUN OFF ELECTIONDATE: 19 JULY 2012TIME: 5:30 PMLOCATION: THE LUNCH BOX RESTURANT3623 Buckner ( Montana & Buckner)AGENDA:41st District Judge:Anna Perez;
Mike Cervantes388th District Judge:Laura Strathman; Lucila Flores Camare448th District Judge:Regina Arditti;Sergio H. Enriquez8th Court of Appeals:Yvonne Rodriquez Marcos LizarragaCriminal Court #1:Theresa Caballero Diana NavarreteCounty Commissioner Precinct 3:Chente QuintanillaVincent Vince PerezConstable Precinct 6:Javier Garcia Tony Romo
Conventional wisdom among the candidates still left standing for run off elections appears to say the Chente Quintanilla is the key to victory.
Why? Because other candidates lack the ability to mount a campaign in the valley, whether its an intimidation factor at play, lack of resources or due to the unfamiliarity of the area to people who don't visit the valley.
So the candidates try to set up alliances with Quintanilla in order to try to get out the vote for their campaign down in the valley.
Luckily for Quintanilla he has the time and money to lend a hand to the other local campaigns.
Personally I've never been much of a fan of that tactic because of a variety of reasons but one of the reasons is because you never can judge another candidate's popularity very accurately. The assumption that your supporters will support someone you support is a bit of a stretch.Then there's the practical side. How much can one candidate really help another? Especially if their hands are full in a race of their own. But it looks like everyone from Constable candidates down in the valley to judicial candidates are seeking Quintanilla's help.