Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

January 5, 2006

The Candidates Disagree on “Domestic” Issues

Filed under: — Different River @ 3:26 am

Matt Drudge links to this story in the Houston Chronicle:

Wife files to run against husband for State House seat

PHARR — The wife of a state representative filed Monday to run against her husband in a South Texas race that both candidates said coincides with an impending divorce.

Democratic state Rep. Armando “Mando” Martinez, an incumbent from Weslaco, faces a primary challenge from his wife, Jessica Reyes-Martinez. The District 39 seat covers part of Hidalgo County.

Reyes-Martinez, 28, filed as a candidate in the March 7 primary only 30 minutes before the Monday deadline, The Monitor reported in its Tuesday edition. She’s making her first bid for public office and is now a homemaker.

“I’m actually running for office, not against him,” Reyes-Martinez told the McAllen newspaper. “It just happens he’s in office right now.”

Yeah, that sounds believable….

I don’t know how much Texas state representative get paid, but I kind of wonder if taking away your soon-to-be-ex-husband’s job is the best way to get a lot of alimony.

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