Big City Races

Tea Party favorite and current At-Large Position 5 Houston City Council Member Jack “Backcracker” Christie will not be sailing towards an unopposed reelection.  Christie was the only City Council member to vote against accepting federal money to pay for flu immunizations for low income kids, claiming “You don’t die from the flu.”   After his only opponent withdrew from the race, Christie may have hoped for a free ride back to the council chambers.  But yesterday, he learned that he now has two opponents both of whom present far different choices than the reliably conservative Christie.  Phillippe Nassif a self-described Lebanese-Mexican-American is a non-profit leader and community organizer who has worked for Mayor Parker and Pres. Obama’s campaigns.  Durrel Douglas is a former prison guard who has also worked for Democrats in the Texas Legislature and touts his community service to his hometown.  Off the Kuff has posted the campaign announcements for both candidates. .

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