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Old 06-21-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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Coal-fired plant slated for retirement as mayor, CPS foresee clean energy sources | kens5.com San Antonio

I think he does a pretty good job. This certainly helps his image of a good leader that provides a plan for our expanding city.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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Default First Class FLyer,

The Uriah Heep of Texas.
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Dumb and Dumberer.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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If history is any indication, Mayor Castro will be elected to his third term in 2013 without any serious opponents, and to a fourth term in 2015 without any serious opponents. It won't be until 2017 when Castro is term-limited, that we will have a competitive race for the open seat.

Castro lost a close race to Phil Hardberger in 2005. Castro sat out the Mayor's race in 2007, and Hardberger sailed to victory that year, without any serious opponents. Castro entered the race again in 2009 for the open seat, and won against his most serious challenger, Trish DeBerry Mejia. Castro is then re-elected in 2011, without any serious challengers. He stated after his most recent victory that voters willing, he intends to serve two more additional terms.

In my own Council District (10), outgoing councilman Clamp first ran for the open seat in 2003, but lost to Chip Haase. Clamp sits out the 2005 race, and Haase sails to a re-election victory. Clamp runs again in 2007 for the open seat, and wins. Clamp is re-elected in 2009 without serious opponents. Clamp is term-limited, so couldn't run in 2011, so Carlton Soules prevails over his most serious opponent, former radio newsman Bud Little, for the open seat. I can't recall any previous District 10 incumbent who ran for re-election, but was defeated.

Anyone else see a pattern here?
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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Default Election Patterns,

I see what you mean. Think it will repeat again? However this is not as obvious a pattern as the Good Government League's were in the fifties. Those were crooked mayoral elections, held here in S.A. None of that anymore.
How about this election result ?
LBJ won his first senate race against Coke Stevenson the governor of Texas in 1948 by 87 votes out of over 900,000 cast. 200 votes were written in alphabetical order in the same ink from the same county in south Texas. Duval County near Alice.

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If history is any indication, Mayor Castro will be elected to his third term in 2013 without any serious opponents, and to a fourth term in 2015 without any serious opponents. It won't be until 2017 when Castro is term-limited, that we will have a competitive race for the open seat.

Castro lost a close race to Phil Hardberger in 2005. Castro sat out the Mayor's race in 2007, and Hardberger sailed to victory that year, without any serious opponents. Castro entered the race again in 2009 for the open seat, and won against his most serious challenger, Trish DeBerry Mejia. Castro is then re-elected in 2011, without any serious challengers. He stated after his most recent victory that voters willing, he intends to serve two more additional terms.

In my own Council District (10), outgoing councilman Clamp first ran for the open seat in 2003, but lost to Chip Haase. Clamp sits out the 2005 race, and Haase sails to a re-election victory. Clamp runs again in 2007 for the open seat, and wins. Clamp is re-elected in 2009 without serious opponents. Clamp is term-limited, so couldn't run in 2011, so Carlton Soules prevails over his most serious opponent, former radio newsman Bud Little, for the open seat. I can't recall any previous District 10 incumbent who ran for re-election, but was defeated.

Anyone else see a pattern here?

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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Coal-fired plant slated for retirement as mayor, CPS foresee clean energy sources | kens5.com San Antonio

I think he does a pretty good job. This certainly helps his image of a good leader that provides a plan for our expanding city.
horrible idea
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:51 AM
 
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Still wondering how he will make San Antonio No Kill by 2012. It's the majority of the people's morale that needs to be fixed here, not just the animals alone. I agree wasn't much of a competition
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:47 PM
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Coal-fired plant slated for retirement as mayor, CPS foresee clean energy sources | kens5.com San Antonio

I think he does a pretty good job. This certainly helps his image of a good leader that provides a plan for our expanding city.
This WILL make our electric bills go up and by more than the $2.25/month figure that they're tossing around.

It costs more everywhere on this planet to produce electricity with solar power than it does with coal and nuclear, much more. Although I appreciate that the mayor is trying to push the city into the national forefront of something, I'm really concerned that he's not being completely honest about how much it's going to cost us.

And remember that I said this in a few years when your June CPS bill is $100 or more higher than your June 2011 bill.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Exact same thing I thought. These "green" politicians are never a good thing and you know they don't actually care about the environment. Never trusted this fool before and trust him even less after this..
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Eh, I am not too worried about it although I see where ya'll are coming from Can't be any worse than former mayors we have had. Especially the one that cost us other pro sports teams coming to town. If you have lived here for awhile you know who I am talking about. Grrr.....
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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or that other former mayor that pretty much caused the current housing crisis.. talk about a piece of garbage.

actually, it could be the same former mayor, but I don't know exactly what the pro sports teams story is.
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