CD 10 Round-Up
We spoke to Larry Joe Doherty, the successful contender for the Dem nod in CD 10, and his competitor, Dan Grant, a little while ago.
By Wells Dunbar,
12:04AM, Wed. Mar. 5, 2008
We spoke to Larry Joe Doherty, the successful contender for the Dem nod in CD 10, and his competitor, Dan Grant, a little while ago, before we were sucked in into the maelstrom of the Hillary Clinton campaign party at Hill’s Cafe. (Don’t ask.)
“I'm very gratified and pleased,” said Larry Joe, who had just heard from the Associated Press they were calling the race for him. “I didn’t expect the early vote figures to change,” which had him up in all counties, and by some 4,000 votes in Travis. Was he at all shocked by turnout in Austin, where Grant’s policy positions were expected to poll well? “No not at all. It's a product of reaching out with our message. We know the voters sent a loud, clear message – they want to clean up Congress.” With that, it’s time to “get prepped for the election in November and take it to 'em,” ‘em being a one Michael McCaul, the Republican incumbent. “Congress ain't gonna be a rubber stamp for Bush like Mike McCaul's administration has.”
“I have a lot of respect for everyone involved in the race,” says Doherty, including Grant. “My motto on ' Texas Justice' was there is no love without justice. I try to live that motto.” And with the primary race behind him, Doherty says he’s ready to dispense both to Texas boters, and welcome Grant and his supporters into the fold.
“I called Larry Joe to congratulate him and wish him luck,” says Grant from his election night gathering at the Steven F. Austin Intercontinental downtown. ”Central Texans are looking for an independent voice … and I know Larry Joe will work very hard to hold Mike McCaul accountable for the failures of the Bush/Cheney administration.”