Valdez emerges victorious
By ZACH LINDSEY
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:15 AM CDT
Incumbent County Judge Danny Valdez beat out political neophyte Tano Tijerina by a narrow margin in Tuesday’s runoff election.
“It’s been a long and difficult race — lots of weekends, days and nights,” Valdez said.
Weekends and nights. Yeah, the Casa Blanca Convention Center appearances don't count. That's more of a social call. It's funny how they supposedly get out to meet the people during election time, but once they're in office, there's not even a hint of a town hall meeting or anything.
Valdez, who was recently dubbed “El Nice Guy” by one local Laredo blog, paid his respects to Tijerina and his campaign, saying, “Let me congratulate Tano for running a good race, a clean race. His time will come.”
I don't know if I would've gone with "El Nice Guy." I've heard things. Let's leave it at that.