The local tea party people ran ads on at least two or three radio stations in support of their pick for Harris County Republican chair. How many people turned out to vote for their guy? 15, 179.
That seems like a lot, doesn’t it? But like other races the tea party has been involved in, it wasn’t enough. The same old guy won again with 25, 488 votes.
So I guess when the tea party people make their attendance claims about Discovery Green tomorrow or at Sam Houston Race Park and the total is about 15K, then that will be about right. And it will mean about as much as the election yesterday did.
And on a related note, Dan Patrick is looking for a new way to take your money — oh, I mean get his name in the paper.