More On Rick Noriega’s Announcement Tomorrow

Posted in Election 2008, 2008 Primary, Democratic Events, Around The State at 1:01 pm by wcnews

Gardner Selby has his post on the event at PFL, Noriega going exploring

Houston Rep. Rick Noriega won’t have mariachis playing, but he plans to launch his formal exploration of a U.S. Senate bid at a press conference outside the Capitol on Thursday.


Fifty-plus Texas House members, all Democrats, have urged Noriega to enter the race. Now that’s not 50-plus endorsements, Noriega’s camp concedes, but it could reflect wide and deep support, at least among fellow legislators.

Every Austin Democrat in the House, except Rep. Dawnna Dukes, committed to a letter urging Noriega to go for it.

Come on Dawnna “Don’t Wanna Vote Against Craddick” Dukes, join the fun. The support letter can be read here (.pdf) and was originally announced at 49 members, which means he has gained more support since then.

Also the full press release can be read here (.pdf).

Update: Out of respect for Lady Bird Johnson’s passing, Representative Noriega has postponed the announcement of the formation of his U.S. Senate exploratory committee until Monday morning, July 16, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. CDT. Full updated release here (.pdf).

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