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« on: April 03, 2019, 05:11:29 pm »

In the hotly-contested battle for Houston, TX Mayor between incumbent Mayor Sylvester Turner (D), former Kemah Mayor Bill King (R) & Tony Buzbee (D ?/R ?), do you see this going to a December Runoff ?

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 06:09:02 pm »

All I know is that I wanna see Booker T in a mayoral debate
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 09:20:40 pm »

Bill King is an independent
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 09:44:18 pm »

So was Mary Norwood.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 09:47:10 pm »


They're all technically independents due to the nonpartisan nature of Houston municipal elections.

But it's generally accepted that Sylvester Turner is a Democrat, having served as one in the State House of Representatives.

Tony Buzbee is a wealthy trial lawyer with close ties to the Republican Party (he was an ally of Rick Perry during his governorship) and conservative views.

Bill King has always positioned himself as a moderate Republican in previous races.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2019, 03:49:43 pm »


They're all technically independents due to the nonpartisan nature of Houston municipal elections.

But it's generally accepted that Sylvester Turner is a Democrat, having served as one in the State House of Representatives.

Tony Buzbee is a wealthy trial lawyer with close ties to the Republican Party (he was an ally of Rick Perry during his governorship) and conservative views.

Bill King has always positioned himself as a moderate Republican in previous races.

I think this is going to a December Runoff: could go either way.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 11:52:55 pm »


My Queen!
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 05:27:54 pm »


You can also anticipate the TV Advertising to be relentless between Turner, King & Buzbee (who ran TV Advertising commercials in late 2018 introducing himself to voters).

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 06:36:51 pm »

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 08:52:40 pm »
« Edited: April 17, 2019, 11:01:11 am by LoneStarDem »

If King gets to the runoff, he likely wins.  Turner should win a runoff against Buzbee.

No deal between City of Houston & HFD Firefighters Union in how the voter-approved Proposition B might be implemented as of yet:

https://abc13.com/politics/fire-union-and-mayor-leave-meeting-without-prop-b-deal/5251435/

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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 02:56:56 pm »

Turner in hot water on hiring people during hiring freeze.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Wary-of-Prop-B-layoffs-Turner-announced-a-hiring-13789763.php

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2019, 12:13:56 am »


I had severe doubts about him even during last elections (and would vote for King if could). Sadly - they turned to be justified.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2019, 07:08:03 am »


I had severe doubts about him even during last elections (and would vote for King if could). Sadly - they turned to be justified.

Turner is scared of losing. Explains why he's so desperate.
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2019, 06:57:59 pm »

If King gets to the runoff, he likely wins.

We can only hope.
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2019, 09:13:58 pm »


Obviously Turner doesn't want to see a rematch against King.
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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2019, 11:29:21 pm »

I don't live in the Houston city limits, but I think Turner is being unfairly blamed for something that ultimately lays at the feet of the firefighters' union and of the low-information voters who reflexively vote to give anything and everything to "our brave men in uniform" regardless of cost.

There was a time, in the era of kerosene lamps and candles and before fire retardant fabrics and building materials, when firefighters actually spent most of their time fighting the fires that were an extremely frequent occurrence.

Nowadays, firefighters spend most of their time sitting around the fire station waiting to see if something happens. It was completely unfair and dishonest for them to demand the same pay increases police were getting when the nature of the work and the job duties is so different.
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 10:18:50 am »

I don't live in the Houston city limits, but I think Turner is being unfairly blamed for something that ultimately lays at the feet of the firefighters' union and of the low-information voters who reflexively vote to give anything and everything to "our brave men in uniform" regardless of cost.

There was a time, in the era of kerosene lamps and candles and before fire retardant fabrics and building materials, when firefighters actually spent most of their time fighting the fires that were an extremely frequent occurrence.

Nowadays, firefighters spend most of their time sitting around the fire station waiting to see if something happens. It was completely unfair and dishonest for them to demand the same pay increases police were getting when the nature of the work and the job duties is so different.

I still think Turner loses regardless of what happens.

King's campaign website
https://www.billforhouston.com/
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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2019, 06:07:07 pm »

HFD Firefighters getting layoff notices, demotions:

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-firefighters-begin-receiving-layoff-13810648.php

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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2019, 06:35:56 am »

The negotiations between Turner & HFD Firefighters Union ended badly last week. Turner also said he had no intention  of doing anymore mediation negotiations over Prop B.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2019, 05:21:48 pm »


Turner getting put on full-blast for accepting campaign contributions from strip club owners

https://www.click2houston.com/news/-new-moral-low-bill-king-slams-mayor-turner-for-accepting-campaign-funds-from-strip-club-owners

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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2019, 11:06:25 am »

Turner keeps stepping in it:

https://patch.com/texas/houston/choice-mayor-turner-shsu-commencement-speaker-angers-alumni

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2019, 10:30:35 am »

Looks like Houston City Councilman District D Dwight Boykins (D) might be jumping into the Mayoral contest.
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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2019, 03:14:01 pm »

Here's the latest on Boykins "considering" jumping into the Mayoral contest:

https://abc13.com/site-leaked-for-houston-councilman-considering-mayoral-run/5326954/

https://www.fox26houston.com/home/council-member-dwight-boykins-seriously-considering-running-for-mayor

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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2019, 06:38:16 pm »

BREAKING NEWS: Houston City Councilman District D Dwight Boykins (D) is officially in the 2019 contest for Houston Mayor & former Houston Mayor Lee Brown (D) is the Boykins campaign treasurer.
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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2019, 01:27:11 pm »

The Houston Chronicle's thoughts on Boykins' Mayoral campaign:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Boykins-candidacy-for-mayor-will-need-more-13949723.php

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