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How Annise Parker’s Houston Mayoral Opponent Is Dogging Her With Anti-Gay Attacks


Ah, so now we know why Gene Locke — the Houston mayoral opponent of lesbian Annise Parker — is having such a hard time deciding whether to accept the endorsement of a homohpobe: Because Locke is the guy behind the anti-gay mailer attack on Parker.


Not to be confused with this anti-gay flyer campaign, the above effort, from Houston’s conservative “kingmaker” Dr. Steven Hotze’s PAC — Conservative Republicans of Harris County — was helped along by a $20,000 donation from Locke’s campaign finance chairman Ned Holmes, and $20,000 from finance committee member James Dannenbaum. That’s according to a Texas Ethics Commission investigation.

Dirty politics, Southern style.

On:           Dec 8, 2009
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    • GimmeABreak

      He might want to actually learn how to spell bankruptcy.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 10:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FakeName

      And space the graphics so it doesn’t look like the elephant is about to take a dump through the hole in the organization’s name.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 10:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      LOL @ the above comment

      Dec 8, 2009 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JMacPrime

      I live in Houston and have been disgusted by Locke’s behavior. The mailer shown doesn’t mention that Locke is a Democrat (supposedly) and tried to get the endorsement of the Houston Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus himself.

      As in the November election, I’m voting for Annise Parker not because she’s openly gay, but because she’s the most qualified candidate — and one who wouldn’t sink to the level Locke has reached with his desperation to grab the office for himself.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KyleR

      I love how what they have a the second bullet under Annie’s side. Why not just bput it as this:

      THE EVIL GAYS!! Their after your children!!!

      I wonder who is really back that Republican, or are they still preffering GOP now b/c of Bush?

      Dec 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHRIS

      Despite the hate campaign and idiot staffers running the Locke campaign here in Houston, Annise Parker is going to be our next mayor

      Dec 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay

      VOTE FOR ANNISE PARKER. Get every Houstonian you know to vote for her as well. She is the best choice for the city.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HellIsWaiting

      I voted for Annise Parker. Damn the haters to hell.

      Dec 9, 2009 at 12:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • walt

      Team Annise!

      Dec 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo

      Congratulations to Annise for being elected mayor of America’s fourth largest city. And by a comfortable margin, too. And it’s in Texas (WTF?)

      Yaaaaay Annise.

      Dec 13, 2009 at 2:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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