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Texas Does Diversity Right

Here is some old commentary on the outcome of the 2008 statewide elections in Texas.  I find it interesting because now two of the three elected officials discussed are now contemplating a run for another statewide office.  Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright is “strongly considering” a run for the Texas Attorney General.  Texas Railroad Commissioner Micheal Williams is one of many declared candidates for Senator Hutchinson’s Senate seat if and when she resigns to focus solely on running for Governor of Texas.

One would think that a “progressive” state like Massachusetts or California would be electing and appointing minorities to statewide office by all of the noise you hear from them about being the “party of diversity.”  But actions speak louder than words and Texas, not California or Massachusetts is the only state that currently has three African Americans serving in elected statewide office.  The Texas Republican Party is truly the party of diversity in Texas and sets the standard for the rest of the country.

On Tuesday November 4th, 2008 the people of Texas reelected three African-Americans to statewide public office, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright, and Railroad Chairman Michael Williams.

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