Every major newspaper in Texas endorsed Bill White for governor, over incumbent Republican Rick Perry. For the rest of us, Robert Earl Keen’s endorsement should be reason enough, no?
Release from Bill White’s campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Bill White bands together with Robert Earl Keen
White, Keen ask students to vote for Bill White
DENTON — On Friday, Bill White and Robert Earl Keen, legendary Texan singer and songwriter, will roll into Denton, Nacogdoches, College Station and San Marcos for special early vote concerts. The concerts are free and open to the public on a first come basis.
To see a list of where the concerts will be, visit: http://www.billwhitefortexas.com/blog/001712.php
“College students have a huge stake in the governor’s race,” Garry Jones, Students for Bill White Director, said. “For many of us, Rick Perry is the only governor that we’ve ever known, and we don’t like what we’ve seen. College tuition rates have jumped by 93 percent under Perry’s reign, and we understand that our teachers are being forced to teach us how to take multiple choice tests and not prepare us for college or careers.”
“Texas students are lucky that we have a candidate who will put our needs first,” continued Jones. “Someone who will be more concerned with fighting for our future here in Texas than battling the federal government to raise a national profile. That candidate is Bill White!”
Robert Earl Keen is one of Texas A&M’s most famous graduates. Last weekend, the Bryan-College Station Eagle, endorsed Bill White. The editorial board wrote:
“[W]hy any loyal Aggie would vote for Rick Perry is beyond us . . . Ten years of Rick Perry as governor are more than enough. It is time for a change and Bill White is that change. He is a strong fiscal conservative who proved as mayor of Houston that it is possible to do more with less. We’ve had the less. Now it is time for the more.”
Early voting started Oct. 18 and continues through Friday, Oct. 29. To find a polling location near you, visit http://www.billwhitefortexas.com/ev/