Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Niland Resignation - Quick Thoughts
The official story is that its personal stuff, but you have to figure that an investigation by the Texas Rangers is looming over her head to at least some degree.
During her resignation she mentioned she spoke to the City Attorney and said it was possible for council to call the election for to be held on May 6 to avoid the cost of a special election.
That would mean that she could leave El Paso in her rear view mirror soon. I just don't see how they could call the election that soon. I know there are calendars that the County of El Paso, who administers the elections, have to follow.
Seems like a really tight turn-around but what it does is give a big fat advantage to someone wealthy and with name ID to run.
Someone like a Josh Dagda or another candidate of that type would need time to get a ground game going and would essentially have to run the campaign on nothing. Where would they even be able to raise any money? Mr. Do-ruh-gui-to Max Grossman wouldn't be of any help to any of them.
Who would have the advantage in a quick turnaround like this? Someone with name ID in the district and someone wealthy that could self-finance.
Someone like Dori Fenenbock.
And yes, I looked her up...she lives in the district. It could very well have been coordinated.
She's basically be unbeatable with such a short turnaround before an election.
Posted by The Lion Star at 3:14 PM