The ad above from the Texas Realtors Pac says Houston Mayoral candidate John Whitmire will "Put Houston First."
Just like Trump's America First assertions.
There is an ugly history behind such assertions.
The ad says "John Whitmire is one of us."
Who are us?
It seems some people are "us" and others are somebody else.
Senator Whitmire has a lot of support from police unions who won't step away from politicians engaged in election denial. The somebody else here might be folks who get their votes tossed out by the right.
Senator Whitmire lets his surrogates say and do bad things.
Senator Whitmire keeps telling us he is a good Democrat.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo disagrees. She says Senator Whitmire did not support her reelection bid last year.
Which John Whitmire would we get as Mayor of Houston? The one who tells us his relationships with authoritarians will benefit Houston even as "The Dean" is powerless to stop the cruel excesses of the Texas Legislature? Or the one who just sits back and lets the nastiest folks do the talking and set the agenda?
How about we just not find out?
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