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Question: Could you imagine Houston Mayor Annise Parker becoming governor / US senator of Texas?
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« on: May 15, 2012, 09:15:15 am »
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You all know who she is...
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 09:28:28 am »
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Not from Texas.

The House would be a conceivable avenue of advancement. Conceivable.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 09:32:24 am »
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neither...she would get killed statewide.  the only reason she's mayor is that the official Houston city limits are ~80% slum area and very heavily Democratic.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 09:36:55 am »
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This is like asking if Rocky Anderson could get elected statewide.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 02:40:34 pm »
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This is like asking if Rocky Anderson could get elected statewide.

^^^^ yep, this.

Nobody with a name that resembles the word "anus" could get elected statewide in Texas.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 02:42:21 pm »

Unless Ms. Parker is term-limited as Mayor of Houston, I expect she is in her final office until she retires or fails to be re-elected.  Switching to a US. House seat would actually be a demotion for her, and as others have pointed out, she has zero chance of being elected to a statewide office in Texas.

Possibly, just possibly, if she is still Mayor by then, she might have a chance of being the Democratic VP nominee in 2024 or so.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 02:58:32 pm »
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Annise Parker won't ever be elected to a statewide position in Texas.
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 03:46:55 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2012, 06:04:49 pm »
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No way.

But I can see her being elected to a State Representative of Houston, or U.S. House of a Houston district, of which I think she might do.
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2012, 06:21:05 pm »
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Unless Ms. Parker is term-limited as Mayor of Houston, I expect she is in her final office until she retires or fails to be re-elected.
I believe Houston Mayor has a limit of 3 or 4 terms.

No way in hell though can she get elected to statewide office in Texas. The best I think she can get in the future is Texas Legislature (Which would kinda be a demotion in my opinion) or Obama's cabinet should he be re-elected.
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2012, 07:02:13 pm »
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Unless Ms. Parker is term-limited as Mayor of Houston, I expect she is in her final office until she retires or fails to be re-elected.
No way in hell though can she get elected to statewide office in Texas.

She could be a State Representative of a Houston district.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2012, 12:01:02 am »
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Unless Ms. Parker is term-limited as Mayor of Houston, I expect she is in her final office until she retires or fails to be re-elected.
No way in hell though can she get elected to statewide office in Texas.

She could be a State Representative of a Houston district.

She could, but like I said, I think that would be a demotion.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 10:35:49 am »
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She could be a State Representative of a Houston district.

She could, but like I said, I think that would be a demotion.

In what way? Would she earn less?
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012, 10:38:36 am »
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I believe Houston Mayor has a limit of 3 or 4 terms.

3 terms according to Wikipedia.
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2012, 10:53:11 am »
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She could be a State Representative of a Houston district.

She could, but like I said, I think that would be a demotion.

In what way? Would she earn less?

I don't get how it's a demotion, you get sent to Austin and legislate. You work for the state not the city. I don't get how it's a demotion.
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 11:06:46 am »
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She could be a State Representative of a Houston district.

She could, but like I said, I think that would be a demotion.

In what way? Would she earn less?

I don't get how it's a demotion, you get sent to Austin and legislate. You work for the state not the city. I don't get how it's a demotion.

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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 11:43:12 am »
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She could be a State Representative of a Houston district.

She could, but like I said, I think that would be a demotion.

In what way? Would she earn less?

I don't get how it's a demotion, you get sent to Austin and legislate. You work for the state not the city. I don't get how it's a demotion.

Because you go from being mayor of one of the largest cities in the country to being a member of a powerless minority in the lower house of a weak legislature that doesn't even meet half the years. It's not that hard to figure out.
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