PARKER: DON’T LET THEM BUY THIS ELECTION WITH THEIR WEALTH AND DOWNTOWN BUSINESS CONNECTIONS!

AND GENE LOCKE’S PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THE CLAIMS!

Here’s a press release from Mayoral candidate Annise Parker. She goes after her fellow contenders Peter Brown and Gene Locke. Essentially, Parker says she can’t allow them to outspend her and buy this election. Tell me what you think about this latest press release. By the way, Locke insiders say the release is misleading about their candidate. That person tells The Insite while Locke does have the support of downtown businesses, he also has the support of the Asian, African American, and Hispanic communities. They also add Locke is being supported by police officers and firefighters in Houston…Now, back to Parker’s press release:

Dear Friend,


Yesterday we announced the latest financial reports in the campaign for mayor. And it’s great news: we exceeded our fundraising goals by more than $100,000 for the period. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this our most successful fundraising period to date.


But our competitiors have shown that they are willing to spend any amount of money to win:

  • Peter Brown, a multimillionaire with family wealth, has already dropped a staggering $2 million of his own personal wealth into the campaign. Brown has promised to spend millions more just to get his name out there.
  • Gene Locke, a longtime downtown lawyer and businessman, is the candidate of choice for Houston corporate power brokers and political insiders. These insiders have shown that they are willing to spend any amount necessary to make sure Gene Locke protects their interests at City Hall.

The time is now to fight back. Here’s our choice: we can either let our opponents spend millions to defeat us or we can rally to show the strength of our movement through action. Can you help today?

Visit my website to make a contribution large or small. Together with thousands of other friends and supporters, your contribution will show that our people-powered campaign is stronger than personal wealth and special interests.