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Monday, April 08, 2002

Hail to the Victor-Be ready for a surprise tomorrow, as Texas has their Democratic Senate runoff. Well funded former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk's trailing near-zero-funded '96 nominee Victor Morales, who had a plurality of the vote in the original primary. Morales will have an advantage in that there are a number of judicial run-offs in Hispanic areas that will boost turnout for his base. The Morales story of a grass-roots populist schoolteacher getting this far twice sounds like a good Hollywood screenplay. However, whoever wins still be an underdog against Republican state AG John Cornyn in the fall.

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