Well, damn. Not that I would have been able to vote for him, but I was looking forward to helping JosH Darr with his independent campaign for Congress. He sent the following message via email to some Greenfolk and others, and he posted it on Facebook:
My 2018 campaign for US Congress is effectively D.O.A., over, done before it got started.
As easy as it might be for the paranoid mind to suspect chicanery from one of the corporate parties, this is example of that occasional important document that the Postal Service does not deliver in a timely manner.
On Facebook I replied to JosH, "FWIW, you can still be Green this year."
The Declaration of Intent is what the Texas Election Code requires independent candidates to file, disavowing their affiliation with any political party, whether or not that party has ballot access. For non-statewide offices, these candidates can then get on the ballot after submitting a petition with 500 signatures collected from within their respective districts. The declaration bars independent candidates from participating in any party's caucuses or conventions in 2018. They would still be allowed to attend party meetings, but without voting privileges.
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