Thursday, February 15, 2007

Just another odd mayor's race IV

R.G. Griffing is back in the race for mayor of San Antonio, and the Express-News gets around to covering this strange candidate.

Minutes before the City Council put its stamp Thursday on a proposed $550 million bond package, R.G. Griffing formally entered the mayor's race and essentially gave a Bronx cheer to the spending plan. ...

Griffing, publisher of the San Antonio Lightning, a sometimes gossipy, sometimes inflammatory Internet news site, said he simply didn't buy the absence of a tax increase and doubted the need for the proposed $550 million in spending. ...

Griffing filed paperwork for the race Thursday morning, pitting him against Mayor Phil Hardberger and Rhett Smith, the only other candidates so far that have officially thrown hats into the ring. The candidate filing period started Monday and ends March 12.

Bakery owner Patrick McCurdy also is expected to jump into the race.

It will be interesting to see how Griffing covers this on his own Web site. After all, he is the man who announced his candidacy with the declaration, "You people make me sick!", thereby endearing him to all the voters in the Alamo City.

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