Friday, March 9, 2012

Pull The Plug Already

Flores challenges ballot call

By Andrew Kreighbaum
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Friday, March 9, 2012 3:02 AM CST
The dispute over former Webb County Sheriff Rick Flores’ ballot eligibility continued this week after local Democratic Party Chairman Sergio Mora rejected his ballot application a second time.

Flores submitted his application Monday, days after the candidate filing period was reopened under the elections calendar issued by a federal court.

But Mora said based on the new filing deadline set for today, Flores still does not qualify to run, based on residency issues.

I really don't think Rick Flores would stand a chance of winning his old seat back, but his involvement in the race would make for compelling political drama.  Unfortunately it's time for Rick to give up his quest.  Residency requirements might seem trivial but they matter. 

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