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A Better East Texas: Political upset in the making

Could the kind of political upset that hit the state of Massachusetts hit the state of Texas?  Republican gubernatorial candidate, Debra Medina, a relative unknown several months ago has experienced a recent surge in the polls.  The turning point came when she fought and won a seat at the table in the republican candidate debates against Governor Rick Perry and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.  While Perry and Hutchison have been attacking each other, Debra Medina has, not so quietly, been the only one of the three to advance in the polls.  And if no one of the Republican candidates lands more than 50% of the vote in the March 2nd primary, then the top two candidates will have a run-off.  I believe that it was widely thought that Medina would fade after some tough questions in the most recent debate but it is obvious there is a larger force at work here.  The two heavy weights, Perry and Hutchison have largely ignored her and if they continue, a big upset could be in the making.  Voters, mainstream, red, white and blue voters are done with the political process that has become the norm for the past several decades.  East Texans will no doubt speak with their vote and those candidates that refuse to listen to the constituents will lose their job.  It is the election process, perhaps, as it was designed by the founding fathers and it will make for a Better East Texas.

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