Friedman Makes November Governor Ballot in Texas
Yahoo!Texas voters have made history by placing independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman on the November ballot, the state announced today.
Friedman, the author-singer-humorist making his first try for state office, had submitted 169,574 signatures. His campaign said today that more than 137,000 signatures were certified.
Voters will see their widest field of hopefuls for governor since Democratic Gov. Dolph Briscoe won a second term by trouncing GOP nominee Jim Granberry. La Raza Unida, American and Socialist Party candidates trailed.
The Texas record for candidates on the gubernatorial ballot is six, last reached in 1932 when Miriam "Ma" Ferguson won her second term as the state's first female governor..
Robert Marbut, a lecturer in political science at Texas State University and the University of Texas-San Antonio, said he could not recall previous instances in American politics of two major-party candidates for governor facing high-profile independent or third-party opponents.
"This is going to be a very weird election," Marbut said. "This is going to be probably the most interesting election in Texas history and maybe the most interesting governor's race in the history of the United States."
Check out http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/index.html and send the guy five bucks.
You may not be from Texas, but you know damn good and well you'd vote for him if you were.
Help a Texas Jewboy out.
It's our way of telling the world we're sorry about sending you George W. Bush.