Sunday, July 02, 2006
More SE Texas media reports on the Courthouse Tour
The Lufkin Daily News:
Van Os had the same message for insurance monopolies and other corporations. He said corporations "have been enthroned in high places" and given privileges that nobody else has. He said he wants to fight oil companies that can take $3 billion in profits and still charge $2.90 a gallon for gas.
The AG candidate said the average Texas worker who has to drive 10 miles to work each day with gas at $2.90 a gallon does not make enough money to cover the expense.
"They're not able to not go to work," Van Os said. "But they are not able to go TO work, either."
Van Os said the average working person can't afford insurance and that, when he visited Newton, about half of the people whose roofs were damaged from the hurricane could not afford to get them fixed.
The Montgomery County Courier:
With all the fire of a "come to Jesus" revival, two Democratic candidates for state office presented their gospel of how they will change things during a whistle stop tour appearance at the Montgomery County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon. ...
As storm clouds rolled overhead and thunder rumbled in the distance, Van Os, an attorney and former state Supreme Court candidate, gave a fiery speech denouncing corruption in corporations, specifically oil and insurance companies. Talking about ExxonMobil's recent record profits, he said, "The amount of money going into corporate coffers is so vast, our minds cannot comprehend it. Yet, people have to pay $2.90 a gallon at the pump. Something is way, way, way out of whack." ...
"Texas is entitled to an attorney general who will use the tools of the office to make sure government understands the first three words of the Constitution - 'We the people,'" he said to cheers. "Help me take it back."
The Dayton News:
Standing on the county courthouse steps, David Van Os, Democratic candidate for Texas Attorney General and Gary Binderim, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2, spoke to the citizens of Liberty County on why they are running and what they will accomplish once they are voted into office. ...
"I decided to run for attorney general because I am fed up with how my state and country are being run. I felt that I was personally responsible to do everything in my power to make it happen," he said.
More Courthouse Stops are scehduled for next week. Details to come ...
posted by PDiddie at 8:04 AM
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