Taking square aim at Gov. Rick Perry, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White and his San Antonio backers Sunday verbally smacked what they termed the political divisiveness and failed education policies of the Republican incumbent.
“People are much more interested in the state succeeding, for their kids' futures' sake, than they are in seceding from the union,” White said, referring to widely criticized comments last year by Perry, who appeared to suggest secession as an alternative to dealing with Washington.
White to be keynote speaker at Stonewall Democrats meeting
By Tammye Nash | Senior Editor email@example.com
Jan 14, 2010 - 6:38:16 PMFormer Houston mayor is seeking LGBT group’s endorsement in 2010 bid for governor’s office
Bill White, the former mayor of Houston who is considered the Democratic frontrunner in the Texas gubernatorial race this year, will be the keynote speaker at the Tuesday, Jan. 19 general membership meeting of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas.
Stonewall members begin the endorsement screening meeting Thursday, Jan. 14, and are set to wind up the screenings Saturday night, Jan. 16. The endorsements committee will then present its recommendations to the general membership and the membership will vote on ratifying the slate of endorsements at the Tuesday night meeting.
Stonewall President Erin Moore said this week that “more candidates than ever before” are seeking the group’s endorsement this year.