Write-in for CD 10
Several efforts are underway to get one or more Democratic candidates on the November ballot for Congressional District 10. University of Texas math professor Lorenzo Sadun is currently in the lead (writeinsadun.org
). Sadun gave a great speech at the Travis County Democratic Convention and is circulating a petition to collect the 500 signatures needed by September in order to qualify as a write-in candidate.
Another effort is being led by a new group, 10 for 10
. Their objective is to recruit at least ten write-in candidates from across the district so that all of the voters, Democrats and moderate Republicans, have choice in November. They are looking to make a point about redistricting and have a “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not taking it any more”
strategy to demonstrate to the Republicans that CD 10 will not be taken without a fight. Today’s Statesman
,* quotes Sadun as noting that “a Democrat cannot win this [race]” but “a Republican can lose this, and Streusand and McCaul are off to a good start.”
* I would have added a link to the Statesman’s
article here; however, the Statesman
uses an expiring link for stories in its current edition.