Max is busy with things and stuff, but here are few observations:
District 2 Race - Candidate Cemelli de Aztlan might be one hot mess, but her campaign operation seems to be a lot slicker than candidate Jim Tolbert's. Just go to de Aztlan's website and facebook page, and compare with what Tolbert has going. And Tolbert is supposed to be the guy with the money. And filing a campaign finance report late? People try to make hay of that, but it really gets no traction if only because people are usually late with a lot of things thus they are forgiving.
Shapleigh vs Shapleigh - Carmen Rodriguez, also known as the real State Senator, endorsed de Aztlan. Now, Tolbert is trying to give the impression that County Judge Veronica Escobar has endorsed him. Which would be odd given that both Escobar and Rodriguez are part of Team Shapleigh. Or maybe Tolbert is being naïve about Escobar's "support". Remember, when Tania Chozet....mmmmmm....ran for office? Escobar was out there in her pajamas stumping for Chozet. Is she doing the same with Tolbert? Not that this would be the first time Tolbert has been played.
Where's Blanco? - Apparently you will not find State Representative Cesar Blanco in Austin, or in his adopted hometowns of San Antonio and El Paso. These days Blanco is DC because of his "job". Should you be concerned? Not really unless you plan on replacing Congressman Beto O'Rourke. By the time you announce, Blanco will have already won.
Sexual Harassment - My impression from my colleague, Martin Paredes, most recent post is that City Representative Claudia Ordaz must have the thinnest skin of all elected officials. First of all, Ordaz is supposed to be Ms. "Doesn't she know I don't give a phuck." I guess not. But even then, nobody wants to see Ordaz in a G-string. If they did, they could go outside and put a G-string on a twig. Look, you are an elected official. You will be pooped on...figuratively, unless you are really into that sort of thing...Mary? But maybe that is the thing. With Ordaz having so many minders she does not see herself an elected official, rather she sees herself as an employee.