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Monday, January 10, 2005

Radnofsky Officially Enters Senate Race

This is from The Yellin Report and MyDD.

I think Barbara Radnofsky could be a good candidate, and certainly has the determination to make a successful run, but it is always hard for a political novice to step in and run for an office as high as the United States Senate, especially when they aren't able to completely self-finance their campaigns, as past successful political novice turned senators like New Jersey's Jon Corzine has. It will be interesting -- to say the least -- to see what happens in the coming months in this race. - The View from the Left

BREAKING NEWS & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HOUSTON--Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D-Houston) made it official Monday that she will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. Senate in 2006.
Radnofsky, 48, officially declared her candidacy today after sending the necessary paperwork to the United States Senate formalizing her intentions. Candidates for U.S. Senate are required to file a declaration of their intentions with that body. Radnofsky mailed the documents today after formally incorporating her campaign committee with the Texas Secretary of State late last week. Radnofsky is the first person in Texas to formally declare their intentions regarding a 2006 run for any position.

Though Radnofsky has taken the necessary steps to formalize her candidacy at the federal level, she won't be able to officially file for the Texas Democratic Primary until December of this year.
Radnofsky first came up on the political radar last year, when she began an exploratory campaign. Most Texas Democrats were first exposed to Radnofsky during the Texas Democratic Party's State Convention last June, where she held a meet-and-greet and delivered a speech seconding the nomination of State Party Chairman Charles Soechting, a longtime friend, for a full term as the head of the party.
In an exclusive interview with this writer Monday night, Radnofsky said she was excited to launch her campaign, which she says is a grassroots effort that will focus on issues important to the people of Texas.

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