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The Midday Brief: Oct. 20, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

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Your afternoon reading:

  • "Responding to complaints that poll watchers were intimidating voters in predominantly minority polling locations, County Attorney Vince Ryan summoned the county chairmen of both major parties to his office Tuesday and reminded them of their responsibility to make sure the observers were obeying the law." — Harris County warns parties to watch the poll-watchers, Houston Chronicle
  • "Rep. Chet Edwards may be facing a tough political climate this November, but he sure isn't short on money. Newly released Federal Election Committee disclosure statements show the incumbent Democrat with a huge cash advantage over his Republican rival, Bill Flores." — Chet Edwards has big cash edge over challenger, Texas on the Potomac
  • "Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns ended a national media sweep with an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday with his mother. The show is scheduled to air this afternoon." — Joel Burns on today's Ellen Degeneres Show, PoliTex
  • "Mesquite House GOP challenger Cindy Burkett is the favorite Republican legislative hopeful of the deep-pocketed Texans for Lawsuit Reform, according to a new study. At least, for now." — Two area GOPers are lawsuit reformers' faves, Trail Blazers

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "In his first ad of the election cycle, the Democratic Railroad Commissioner candidate emphasizes his competence — and his newspaper endorsements." — Jeff Weems Releases First Campaign Ad
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