County Judge Veronica Escobar is your next member of congress. There is zero argument against this statement. It's done.
"but, but, but, but, but, what about (insert name of person who will for sure lose in a landslide)" No buts... other than the one you're talking out of if you think any one has a chance to win other than Escobar.
This isn't an endorsement nor a non-endorsement (nobody cares what I think about a candidate anyhow). This is me telling you how it's going to be so you are prepared for when it happens. I do not care what you have to say. Why? Because Escobar has the Democratic party powerhouses behind her (after promising Commissioner Vince Perez her throne) and that's all that counts. There are no free-thinking Democrats in El Paso who will vote for the person they think is best. It simply comes down to faction leaders commanding them to vote for a candidate or else their family will be harmed - either career/business wise or physically (dead serious about this - the local Democrats in El Paso are no better than the mafia and anybody who tells you different is a liar).
The reason Congressman Reyes lost is because his faction was a way too abusive for way too long and all the other factions turned on him. He wins that race with 75 percent of the vote if he hadn't had so many bad people using his name to shakedown others.
Escobar has the party now and that's all that counts.
So I find it weird that her personal blogger feels it's necessary to go after some white lady with a Republican voting record from the westside. Going as far as to make some slip of the tongue into Clinton/Lewinsky level scandal. Check it out HERE.
Yes, you're confused like me, I know. I didn't even hear what she said and it was clearly not her intention and she took the time to laugh at herself and admit she messed up... wait, has any of Jaime's people ever once admitted they made a mistake? NOPE. Here's a person who made mistake - not even an important one and she acknowledges it. Sounds like the kind of person you want as a friend.
If accidentally saying a bad word in Spanish bars you from running for office... well, shit... looks like El Paso voters have finally gotten Bible Thumper strict. Who knew Jaime was such a pious man???
All joking aside... They come out with this ineffective, stupid, decisive hit piece and I'm wondering why they'd do that. She's not going to win. Why make an enemy out of her? Just think about this for a second. Jaime has no westside candidate on his side. Here you have a woman who has been elected to one office and is obviously looking to go further. Why not get on her good side, make a deal like they did with Vince Perez and put another solid horse in your political stable? In a quest for world domination it's better to have allies in the strongest regions rather than enemies, right?
I'm not sure how Dori and Byrd got along on the school board before Jaime's blog post, but you can guarantee they hate each other now. Good luck getting that messy school district back on track with two members of the board looking to split the votes up into their own factions. Way to go Team Escobar!
Jaime, Vince and Escobar should all look back at what happened to Congressman Reyes and then take really good look at themselves. Wait, I said that wrong. Take a look at what Reyes let his minions do to others in his name and where that got them in the end. The bully always gets his ass kicked in the end. Why do they want to get their asses kicked over this?
Beating the kids for the sake of beating the kids only ensures you'll be lonely at Christmas when they get older. Any by Christmas I mean votes come election time.