Tag Archives: Kinky Friedman

David Smith To Run As Republican For Open Senate Seat In Texas

After Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison announced she planned to retire, speculation soon began as to who would enter the race. One of the first to enter the race is David Smith, a Libertarian who plans to run as a Republican. In 2010 he ran against Republican Ted Poe in TX-02, earning 11.38% of the vote in a two-way race.… Read more ...

Kinky Friedman To Endorse Kathie Glass for TX Governor

Sorry Woodrow. The Texas Tribune reports:

Iconic Texas entertainer and perennial politician Kinky Friedman plans to endorse Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Kathie Glass, which presents him with a problem: “I already said I would endorse Woodrow the dog,” he explains. “He’ll have to be my animal endorsement, and Kathie will be my human endorsement.”

Read more ...

TX Gubernatorial Debate May Include Glass

In Texas, Rick Perry has a longstanding policy of refusing to debate his Democratic opponent, former Houston Mayor Bill White. Already, the League of Women Voters hosted a debate between White and the Libertarian Kathie Glass when Perry declined. Now, the same situation may emerge again. From the Austin American-Statesman:

The newspapers, along with Austin public television station KLRU, will deliver a letter to Republican Gov.

Read more ...

Kinky Friedman Changes Course, May Run For Office Again

Being a native Texan, I find it irresistable to cover Kinky Friedman. In my last article,  I pointed out his unusual endorsement in the Texas gubernatorial race. It was there I pointed out Kinky had apparently disavowed future runs for political office. However, that seems to have changed.

In a recent interview, George Varga posed this question with an interesting response:

Will he run for public office again?

Read more ...

Kinky Friedman Endorses Dog For Texas Governor

Kinky Friedman’s political history has been all over the map: a Republican run for Kerrville Justice of the Peace in 1986, an independent run for Governor in 2006, and finally a Democrat run for Governor and then Agriculture Commissioner in 2010.

Nevertheless, Friedman continues to explore ever corner of the political spectrum.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Texas Holds Convention, Nominates Glass for Governor

The Libertarian Party of Texas held its state convention last weekend to nominate candidates, revise the platform, and hear speakers.

Joining state Republicans and Democrats in the spotlight this weekend, Texas Libertarians gathered Saturday in Austin to announce their own bold aspirations.

Libertarian delegates selected Kathie Glass , a 56-year-old attorney from Houston, to run against Republican Gov.

Read more ...

Texas Libertarians to pick candidate for governor

Naureen Khan in the Austin Statesman:

The Libertarian Party of Texas is hoping to kick-start its most successful election cycle to date, beginning with the party’s convention this weekend in Austin.

The state Libertarians will select their candidate for governor and other statewide offices Saturday and make revisions Sunday to the party platform, which is focused on smaller government, lower taxes and more personal liberties.… Read more ...

Press Release: Kinky Friedman, G Edward Griffin, and Michael Badnarik Headline Texas Libertarian Convention

Press release from the Libertarian Party of Texas:
AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 23, 2010 — Kinky Friedman, G. Edward Griffin, and 2004 Presidential candidate Michael Badnarik will be the headline speakers at the next Libertarian Party of Texas State Convention scheduled for June 11th to June 13th at the Holiday Inn Midtown in Austin.
Read more ...

Val Kilmer eyes a gubernatorial bid, but is off to a bad start

Actor Val Kilmer is thinking of running for governor in the state of New Mexico.  The Associated Press reports that he is a Democrat, but he endorsed Ralph Nader in the 2008 presidential campaign and helped his campaign.  Politico also had Dean Barkley comment on the potential run for governor:

Moreover, “it’s not that hard” for a celebrity to be seen as a serious candidate, said Dean Barkley, who managed some unconventional candidates’ campaigns, including that of Ventura and Kinky Friedman’s 2006 gubernatorial bid in Texas.

Read more ...