NPT City: Everyone wants (to be) a Northeast rep
Ok, so that might be overstating it a bit. But check out the lineup! Melina Castro, who comes from the line of Luther Jones candidates. You can see her well-discussed mailer over at the Lionstar Blog (he also adds snarky comments and/or background, depending on your point of view). Luis Ruiz has his Obama connections — he was a volunteer for the organization — and his sister works in the office of state Rep. Norma Chavez, who officially is staying out of the race. Still … Then there’s Brian Burds, who is selling a house owned by County Judge Anthony Cobos and works with County Commissioner Dan Haggerty. Not sure about Gracie Cain, although ABC-7 KVIA reported that she also works in Haggerty’s shop. That leaves Carl Robinson and Walt Phillips. Robinson has run a few times before, but somebody is going to have to clue me in on whether he has a camp. Phillips too, although it came a little more clear (again, for those of you who knew this — I’m slow) with a news release Monday afternoon. You can meet Phillips at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, 10710 Gateway Blvd. North. Maybe you can meet his campaign folks, as well — the news release is sent by Morris Pittle’s Coyote Stategies and has on it the name of Gwen Pulido, who heads the Citizens for Prosperity General Political Action Committee.
Whew! So now you know some background. It will be an intense race with plenty of choices.
— Sito Negron