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Low or no voter turnout for runoff

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:23pm
As many things as there are to be wary of when it comes to what the city council has been up to - they won't really spur voters to the polls in runoff. The Beto fever is gone. Turnout is... Brad Kanus
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District 1 - no Beto, and more Grossman

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 8:13am
I don't like kicking people when they are down, but I think voters have shown that they do not like Rick Bonart. For Bonart that shouldn't matter because he's buddies with Grossman. And as you all know, the city council... Brad Kanus
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It's almost over

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 8:07am
I'm too old, experienced and disinterested to dissect the numbers you guys put up in this last election. The top lines tell the story. El Paso votes to an extreme straight ticket Democrat. You just have no idea how bad... Brad Kanus
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The lodge deal

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:25am
I guess I could get really detailed here and really lay out all the ins and outs of incentive packages... but I could probably sum it up pretty fast so you guys can do your screaming and yelling in the... Brad Kanus
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The Beto campaign caravan thing - didn't happen

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 7:16pm
I'm going to just lay out what I saw on the video and leave it at that. First, you have a girl who is talking to two dudes and they are obviously trying to impress her. Their idea of impressing... Brad Kanus
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On Monday...

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:58am
I'm busy with some election stuff right now so I can't really do this. However, I will write about the Wolf lodge. And that's about it right now. Brad Kanus
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Interesting email from a Segundo native

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:09am
I guess "native" is weird, but that's how the woman (I'm assuming by the writing style the person who emailed me was woman) who emailed me labeled herself. She was born in the neighborhood. Her parents had moved there in... Brad Kanus
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Ain't that just rich... demons posing as angels

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:45am
Everybody is trying to make Beto's involvement in the downtown plan out to be some kind of awful thing where people were thrown out on the street to watch their houses with all of their possessions burn. We all know... Brad Kanus
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More ElectionTalk

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 5:21am
Texas is off to a great start in early voting for this midterm election. Early voting and mail-in ballots are on pace to exceed the last midterm election turnout. This is especially true in El Paso where turnout is being... Brad Kanus
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Why Svarz didn't get the EP Times' endorsement

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:01am
First of all - EP Times endorsements are meaningless. This splits two ways - people don't care or don't read the paper people know the editorial board is run by Byrd and Escobar which means it's a rigged game and... Brad Kanus
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Is there an election soon?

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 9:29am
There's nothing like the first night in Vegas or the opening day of early voting. You can quote me on that. So, turnout looked to be insanely good everywhere in El Paso and around the rest of Texas (AKA -... Brad Kanus
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No, I don't know what's happening with the Camino

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 7:56am
Work has stopped as the project owners try to find a new contractor. That's all I really know. Well, I know they have access to millions of taxpayer dollars if they do certain things on time and the right way.... Brad Kanus
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EPISD Bond Oversight - Be Careful

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 1:22pm
In the news lately is that there is a call for some more bond oversight with this huge EPISD spending spree about to kick off. You need to always keep a close eye on these things because several things can... Brad Kanus
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Avoiding an ambush - Politics 101

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:42pm
My friend Max Grossman as well as many of you have brought up the fact that incumbents for city seats aren't showing up for "candidate forums." I can't deny - they aren't showing up to these "candidate forums." I can... Brad Kanus
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Don't like high taxes? Here's the question you need to ask candidates

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 9:23am
It's a pretty simple question - Are you a Democrat or a Republican? I know your city council races are nondenominational, but what party the identify with says a lot about how they look at taxes. And by God you... Brad Kanus
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Obama loves Beto, but can't endorse him

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 8:27am
My friends on the right are squawking about Beto's lack of an endorsement from the immediate past president as if it's meaningful. It's not. Here's why. There's no doubt that Obama loves Beto. They are very similar and Beto's politics... Brad Kanus
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What's Bonart's word worth? And they'll be developing that land no matter what

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 2:18pm
I have had a lot of the greenies, who are not exactly environazis, email me to question Bonart's reliability. They cite specifically his brokering of, and support for, the northwest land deal that he later came out against. For a... Brad Kanus
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Sorry about the short break

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 9:31am
I've had some stuff to do - etc. I do want to talk more about how the northwest land is being developed one way or another. It's just a matter of who pays for the stormwater infrastructure - the people... Brad Kanus
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Bonart's big plan to save and spend money at the same time

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:05pm
If you caught Bonart's mailer for District 1, you were in for a real treat. He's a "man of the people" type guy now. Maybe he'd argue he always was a "man of the people." However, if you have to... Brad Kanus
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Why you don't want a revote on the arena

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 7:57pm
Because you'll lose. Thanks for dropping by. Okay. I'll explain. The only reason the 2012 QOL bond passed is because a deal was brokered with the westside swimnazis. For those of you who don't live on the westside, it's likely... Brad Kanus
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