High Profile Endorsements

Updates with photo and Senator John Cornyn announcement.

Some political experts say endorsements don’t always make a difference on election day, but if  you are the candidate, getting the right endorsement is something to boast about to the voters.

Two area democrats have plenty to brag about as a result of two high profile endorsements.

Endorsement #1

Democratic candidate for Harris County District Attorney C.O. “Brad” Bradford is being endorsed by former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier.


While he was in office, “Mayor Bob”  named Bradford as police chief.

At a fundraiser at  Attorney Rusty Hardin’s house Wednesday night, Lanier told the crowd that he believes Bradford is the best candidate for the job based on his years as a police officer, chief and attorney.

Bradford is running against Republican Pat Lykos.

Endorsement #2:

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rick Noriega is also getting a high profile political pat on the back today in the Rio Grande Valley.

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will formally endorse Noriega at an event this Thursday evening  in McAllen, Texas.

Noriega is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn.

Today Senator Cornyn’s campaign announced he has picked up the endorsement of  40 leaders along the Texas – Mexico border including the sheriffs of  Zapata and Hudspeth Counties.

2 Responses

  1. Fact: C.O. Bradford has NO endorsements outside of the City of Houston…NO organization from any of the 30+ other cities in Harris County have endorsed Bradford. He only knows the big city way; he only knows Houston. He does not reach out to the rest of the county and thinks he doesn’t have to.

    Hey Brad: The office you are running for is not ‘Houston District Attorney’…its Harris County District Attorney.

  2. According to C.O. Bradford’s ex-law partner, buddy and close friend – Lloyd Kelley’s Online Resume, [found here: www. google .com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=3&url=http%3A%2F%2Flloydekelley.com%2FResume.doc&ei=tH_mSPSWL5i6gASk3MSICw&usg=AFQjCNF7-F2yDNQ8Bu19Cpo1Tfwl0F9zcw&sig2=zSXHBM-nYkcRZ7mpAG79bw]

    Bradford only practiced law for 2 years (1993-95) before he was named Chief. After he retired, he went to work for for Lee Brown’s cosulting group as a Senior Associate and NOT as a lawyer…so I ask – WHEN DID CO BRADFORD FIND TIME TO GET ALL THIS LEGAL EXPERIENCE? He surley isnt trying to run for an office like DA of Harris County on only 2 years of law practice that was over a decade ago.

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