The Houston Democracy Project was at the Pride Candidate Forum this morning put on by the Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus.
There were maybe 20 Council and Controller candidates who took the two minutes allotted to introduce themselves.
The one candidate who identified his political party was At-Large 3 candidate Donnell Cooper.
Mr. Cooper said he was a Democrat.
Republicans don't treat municipal races as non-partisan. Neither should we. The Republican Party is authoritarian and anti-democratic.
Below you see a picture of Mr. Cooper today. He made a partisan statement in a city council race and all is still well with him. No bolt of lightning came.
Don't buy it when candidates tell you city races are non-partisan. Our candidates can use city elections to strengthen the Democratic Party and demand Republicans respect election results.
The Houston Democracy Project will make endorsements at some point and doesn't have a firm view of Mr. Cooper yet. But his willingness to make a partisan assertion in an open Council forum is appreciated.
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I'm Neil Aquino