Please vote in this poll to help the only PRO-GUN candidate get a $10,000 donation!

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    Please vote in this poll to help the only PRO-GUN candidate get a $10,000 donation!

    Texas State Senator Kirk Watson of Austin is holding an online vote to let people decide which Democratic State Representative from a contested district should get a $10,000 campaign donation from Watson’s campaign. Of the 10 finalists, only one (Abel Herrero) supported the campus carry and employer protection/parking lot bills in the last session. Since we obviously don't want a candidate who opposes right-to-carry getting the $10,000 donation, I think it makes sense for all of us to vote for Mr. Herrero in this poll. I don't see anything in the rules that says you have to be a Texan to vote in the poll, so, EVERYBODY, please vote to help the pro-gun candidate (and not one of the nine anti-gun candidates) win this $10,000 campaign donation. Here is the link:

    Monopoly Buster: Texas Senator Kirk Watson - District 14

    I've been looking through some old articles about Representative Herrero, and it seems that he probably understands better than most people why individuals deserve the right to defend themselves. In October 2007, his father died after being assaulted over a petty disagreement about who was first in line at a restaurant. Approximately fourteen months later, his half-sister was beaten to death by a man authorities now believe may have been a serial killer. Mr. Herrero's brother is a Corpus Christi police officer.

    I don't know whether or not Abel Herrero's tragic past has had any impact on his stance on gun rights, but his position on concealed carry rights isn't exactly ambiguous. Last session, he put his name on both the parking lot bill and the campus carry bill.

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    Here is a press release announcing Herrero's TSRA/NRA endorsement:

    CORPUS CHRISTI— The National Rifle Association state affiliate, the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), endorsed incumbent State Representative Abel Herrero (D-Robstown). ”I am proud to receive the endorsement of our state affilliate of the NRA whose organization protects the and preserves the rights of responsible gun owners across Texas,” stated Rep. Herrero.

    n a written statement, TSRA PAC Legislative Director, Alice Tripp, stated, in part, “the NRA state affiliate is pleased to announce to its members and all Texans that you [Rep. Abel Herrero] are the ‘A’ rated and endorsed candidate for the 2010 election cycle.”

    “As a fellow gun owner, I fully support the constitutionally protected right for Americans to responsibly bear arms,” said Rep. Herrero. “I proudly stand with law-abiding Americans to protect their right of gun ownership.”

    The TSRA has a proud heritage spanning over 80 years. Its 40, 000 members play an essential role in preserving the rich heritage of the 2nd amendment, and promoting education and training for responsible firearm usage. Representative Herrero looks forward to working with TSRA in the future."

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    What are Veronica's stance that puts her in first place. My personal opinion is, that it is questionable if non-residents should be influencing the vote in Texas. Especially on a one policy stance. How does he stand on other issues that may be of importance to those you are asking for support? He may be pro-gun, but how about health care, abortions, "equal opportunity policies, etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahrdoor View Post
    What are Veronica's stance that puts her in first place. My personal opinion is, that it is questionable if non-residents should be influencing the vote in Texas. Especially on a one policy stance. How does he stand on other issues that may be of importance to those you are asking for support? He may be pro-gun, but how about health care, abortions, "equal opportunity policies, etc.?
    All of these issues are allready in the dumper, might as well have a pro-gun candidate, at least we know he's with us on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahrdoor View Post
    What are Veronica's stance that puts her in first place. My personal opinion is, that it is questionable if non-residents should be influencing the vote in Texas. Especially on a one policy stance. How does he stand on other issues that may be of importance to those you are asking for support? He may be pro-gun, but how about health care, abortions, "equal opportunity policies, etc.?
    Gonzales has gained 1,000 votes, to jump from third place to first, in the past ten hours. It's not political positions that have put her ahead; it's marketing. Likely, one of her supporters is on message boards dedicated to some other issue, encouraging people to vote for her.

    Outsiders, from federal politicians to journalists, influence state elections all the time. It may not be ideal, but it's reality.

    If you're really concerned, You can look up the candidates' positions on other issues, before deciding whether or not to cast a vote. But since this is a message board dedicated to "Concealed Carry Issue & Discussions," I'm simply going to point out that Gonzales has a "C+" rating from the NRA/TSRA and opposed last session's right-to-carry bills; whereas, Herrero has an "A" ratting and co-authored last session's right-to-carry bills.

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    Done, but I hope we aren't being fed false intel :-S

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    Voted, but the pro-gun candidate is about 140 behind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Voted, but the pro-gun candidate is about 140 behind...
    We've closed the gap to just 62 votes. Thanks for the help, everybody! Texas right-to-carry advocates appreciate it.

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    He has a 24 vote lead at the moment, which is encouraging but not enough to warrant complacency.

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    Done, Herrero leads by 59 at the moment.
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