Thursday, 10 July 2008

Obama May Not Win Texas, But He Can Win IN Texas...

Obama's unprecedented ground organisation, voter registration and GOTV program stands to benefit congressional candidates all across the country. One of the places where it might play some surprising dividends is the deep red state of Texas - W's own backyard.

Here's how:

In the heavily Republican state of Texas, the odds are against Barack Obama’s being able to defeat John McCain.

But an energized Latino electorate, a spirited Senate race featuring a Hispanic and a $10 million investment by the Obama campaign will benefit the presumptive Democratic nominee and the state’s Democratic candidates and force Republicans to spend more money than originally planned.

The gathering momentum of Texas Democratic Senate candidate Rick Noriega, a state representative, against Republican Sen. John Cornyn, has some political pundits speculating about what once seemed improbable: whether the Hispanic Democrat can pull off an upset.

“We are going to watch Texas very carefully,” Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said recently. Hispanics make up 15 percent of the state’s total voters.

Are you chuckling at the thought of staging a Texas takeover? Me too! But hey, don't just think about it, take action - there's a Noriega fundraiser coming up right here in London:

Join us at a fundraiser in support ofRick Noriega
Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate
From Texas
Wednesday 16 July 2008, 6:00 – 8:00pm
The Texas Embassy
1 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, SW1Y 5DL, Central London
Fajita Buffet and Cash BarTickets US$100
RSVP/tickets here and here only GET 'EM QUICK

Questions? Contact Laura Welch in Austin at or Mark Mullen in London at
Please forward this to anybodywho wants a US Senator Texas can be proud of andwho may know like minded individuals in the UK

pachanga means party!

***Please note: Only US Citizens and Permanent US Residents may contribute to US political campaigns. Documentation will be required.Contributions or gifts to Rick Noriega for Texas are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. To comply with Federal law, we must use our best efforts to obtain, maintain, and submit the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per calendar year. Contributions are limited to $2,300 per individual and $4,600 per couple per election.

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