“You’ve got lots of suburban school districts which are Republican based that are suffering under the new tax reforms and tax cuts—Cy-Fair, Goose Creek, Klein—that are not able to meet their payrolls—that are not able to meet their increasing demand” said Rice University Political Scientist Bob Stein, adding such a focus covers much of the political spectrum.Our correspondent, a droll sort, even went the extra mile to help us polish off this installment of Stein Watch:
“It’s a kind of wedge issue that isn’t a wedge. It’s actually a bridge between two important political constituencies—suburban Republican voters who have young children in public schools—and growing urban areas—particularly in the Valley, San Antonio, El Paso, where there are growing Hispanic populations” Stein said.
In the end, Stein said the strategy is pretty easy to understand.
“What you’re beginning to see is Bill White try to fashion a campaign strategy that anticipates that Rick Perry will be the (Republican) nominee—the Kay Bailey Hutchison will not be the nominee” Stein said, seeing a push for Republican voters who may be looking for more Progressive leadership.
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