Mayoral trio neck and neck as election approaches
We're not sure what's more unusual about our current mayoral election, the diverse candidates (we keep waiting for the "a black guy, a lesbian and a rich white guy walk into a bar..." jokes) or the fact that a race so tight has been so tame thus far. The New York Timesoffered its second analysis on the race, once again with an ever-so-slight measure of surprise that we Houstonians haven't run Annise Parker out of town for her sexuality and don't seem to mind that Gene Locke was a militant black student leader several decades ago. With the race so tight (Peter Brown holds a lead over Parker with Locke in third and the largest percentage of voters still undecided, according to the most recent polling), it's unlikely any candidate will receive a majority of votes, in which case the top two vote-getters will compete in a run-off in December. Election day is Tuesday, November 3, and this site has a great list of voting stations by zip code.