It was a thrill to appear on GreenwatchTV Wednesday night, mostly because of our out-of-town guests Kenneth Kendrick and Martina Salinas, candidates respectively for Agriculture Commissioner and a seat on the Railroad Commission. The former appeared via Skype, the latter by phone. Please watch this lightly edited recording of the program, and you will see why Kendrick picked up an endorsement from Texpatriate. I also enjoyed Salinas's vision of Texas's energy future, post–fossil fuels. She brought up the dangers associated with fracking (hydrofracturing), including earthquakes in places that have never known earthquakes.
The most important part of appearing on a public affairs program like Greenwatch is explaining the functions of the office one is seeking.
Ask Texas voters what the various state-level officials do in their jobs, and most will not answer correctly. This may contribute to such large number of Texas voters sitting out the midterm elections: Statewide turnout ranges from 33 to 38 percent of registered voters.
Today is a two-fer. See the Calendar page for more information. The real event is the fundraising meet-and-greet at the home of Lee and Hardy Loe. The post-game is at Discovery Green, where I'll be hanging out with some other Greenies as the Fab 40 take the stage. Chandrakantha Courtney, our candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and her husband David Courtney, our candidate for State Senate in District 17, will also be performing. I'll be there to say howdy and remind people to vote one month from today. Get to the Green by 7 pm to get a good spot on the hill and catch all the flavor.
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