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Aug 21 2015

Trump Moons America, Has Wonderful Time

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By Roger Simon The Republican clown car lacks a designated driver. It careens around the country, carrying the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. Seventeen people are trying to grab the wheel. But nobody has even a learner’s permit. When I was a teenager, “mooning” out car windows was popular. We would speed down Chicago’s …

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Aug 01 2015

Dealing with Donald Trump

By Star Parker A businessman once told me that in business, when things are not working, sometimes you have to “throw a brick through the window.” Sometimes shock is the only thing that will shake up an entrenched status quo. A brick smashing through glass might be the only thing that will get attention. Donald …

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Jun 24 2015

The Year of the Internet Voter

Politicians ignore the rising digital coalition at their peril. In the 1996 election it was the soccer mom. In 2004 it was the NASCAR dad. Could 2016 be the year of the Internet voter? The Internet has grown from a fad to an essential tool to a platform that’s catalyzed a growing political constituency. Pollsters …

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Oct 28 2014

Electronic Sample Ballots

As part of its commitment to provide quality service to voters, the Smith County Elections Office is pleased to offer an Interactive ExpressPass Sample Ballot to all registered voters in the County. This system is convenient, simple and completely safe for voter use. New sample ballots can be found on the Smith County Web site …

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Nov 20 2013

Rep. David Simpson announces re-election bid

Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) officially announced his campaign for re-election to the Texas House, District 7, with the support of a long list of prominent Republican party leaders and area elected officials. “Representing the people of District 7 is a great privilege and responsibility,” said Simpson Tuesday. “If the people choose to elect me again, …

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Aug 13 2013

The Bully Party:This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more votes than their Republican opponents did overall. Yet the Republicans hung onto their …

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May 15 2012

Incumbents victories

Incumbents victories By Jimmy Isaac Incumbent Mayor Jay Dean coasted, as expected, to his third term, while District 1 (West Longview) Councilman John Sims survived two challengers and also won a third term. Sims claimed 57.5 percent, or 188 votes, to claim victory. Construction contractor David Sparks garnered 89 votes, or 27.2  percent, while Samantha …

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May 01 2012

Mayor and City Council District 1 & 2 Election on May 12

The next City Council election will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Voters from District 1 and 2 will elect a council member. Voters from all districts will elect a Mayor. Visit the “City Government” page at LongviewTexas.gov to see more information, including maps of council districts. Election results will be posted online after ballots …

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