Following a second request from the Texas Republican Party,
Representative Rick Noriega, Democratic
candidate for John Cornyn's U.S. Senate seat and a veteran of the war
in Afghanistan, today released military records to the public.
We've provided the link here in case his campaign's fear that the
Republicans are planning to swift boat him prove true -- you'll be able
to judge the raw material yourself.
One Officer Evaluation Report summary begins "The intent of this OER is
to reflect an officer at the very top, in terms of both performance and
potential," and goes on to praise Noriega's leadership and
relationship-building skills and unlimited potential. The move may
backfire in more than one respect, since the phone-in press conference
gave Noriega the opportunity to talk about Cornyn's spotty attention to
The five-time Houston State Rep faces Ray McMurrey, Rhett Smith, and
Gene Kelly in the March 4 primary. Still not sure where to vote or what
else is on the ballot? Check with the Bexar County Elections Department.
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