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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - October 28, 1990, Galveston, Texas 8A THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS SUNDAY MORNING OCTOBER 28 1990 Texas politics Richards says Williams showing inexperience Associated Press heat Richards said the momen Bullocks ads concentrated on That is said In the Hispanic comm turn had turned to her because of the financial crisis at the Texas Eppstein But we would have to men must respect ladies h f fho datA Oi a Perry Perry fingers Hightower Associated Press AUSTIN State Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightowers loss of a fingertip in a lawnmower accident shows his total lack of common his Republican ri val Rick Perry said Friday Its unbelievable Perry is try ing to make this a campaign is Hightowers campaign said in response It is an indication that Perry doesnt have serious programs and ideas to talk said Brigid Shea Hightowers campaign spokesman Last week Hightower cut off the tip of a finger while mowing I managed to put my finger under a lawn he quipped Thursday If youll check your manual and remember what your Mama said and what common sense tells us is dont do Perry said of the accident Its probably a good thing Hightower is not a farmer because there are machines much more dangerous than lawn mowers on the farm like shredders and bush hogs and On Saturday pickup trucks lined the Texas Capitol drive when Perry supporters accused High tower of serving a line of baloney to the public This is what weve had for the last seven years and were tired of said Farm Bureau President True holding aloft a large bo logna campaign said people driving 145 trucks came to the ral ly from around the state They gathered in a nearby parking lot for bologna sandwiches before the speeches began HOUSTON Democrat Ann Richards suggested Saturday that the strain of a statewide guberna campaign is wearing on ri val Clayton Williams His inexperience is she said Richards campaigned at a black ministers breakfast and a Hispanic rally in Houston Williams a Republican attended a Cowboys for Clayton Ropin Reception in El Paso Aides said he would be on a horse at the gathering First lady Barbara Bush also was campaigning Saturday hold ing a press conference in Dallas with Republican lieutenant gover nor candidate Rob Mosbacher This campaign has been tough and difficult and Rich ards told reporters at the rally adding that Williams is using in appropriate remarks and priate With the latest polls showing Richards and Williams in a dead heat Richards said the momen tum had turned to her because of Williams repeated public gaffes They have finally had to let him out in she said at the Hispanic rally When people got a good look they were not happy with what they Richards referred to Williams refusal to shake hands at a recent campaign appearance and said that ever since the publi incident Williams staff has kept him under wraps in little towns outside of small At news confer ence the candidate said he has been forced to respond to what he called negative advertising by his opponent Democrat Bob Bullock The Bullock ads have been a sharp negative and so we have been in a position to have to re Mosbacher said People begin to believe these things And even though they may not bear any relationship to the he said he has fought back Bob has not been deterred by the truth in any ads hes Sound Off For Your Candidate Now Accepting Paid Political Endorsements Effective October 26 1990 The Galveston Daily News will accept paid political endorsement letters Letters supporting candidates should be typed or printed The cost for publishing the letters is for 50 words or each increment thereof Letters will appear on or near our editorial page under the heading Paid Political Send your letter to Political Letters The Galveston Daily News Box 628 Galveston Texas 77553 The Galveston Daily News reserves the right to review these letters before publication and may refuse to publish certain letters Afc ghost ship Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the water the COLONELS Haunted Boat will send goose bumps up and down your spine We dare you to come aboard the COLONEL Paddlewheel Boat where your worst nightmares come true TUESDAY OCTOBER 30 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 7 10 Pier 22 admission Parents free when accompanying children under 6 Special thanks to the Ball High Student Council and the TRs CD lie Target Chalmers Hardware J Levy Bro Funeral Directors Galveston Wholesale Building Materials Mainland Floral OTT Monument Bullocks ads concentrated on the financial crisis at the Texas Department of Human Services under watch Rafe Greenlee spokesman for Bullock in Austin responded the cam ads are not personal neg ative like but in stead talk about his record On another note Mosbacher said a recent poll conducted by the Eppstein Group of Fort Worth is fundamentally flawed because about 10 percent more Democrats were polled than Republicans That poll showed the race be tween Williams and Richards had tightened Bryan Eppstein the groups president said polling also showed that name identification jumped 35 percent from August to October Galveston College That is said Eppstein But we would have to anticipate the Republican slate what the poll says be cause that is what Clayton Wil liams is He said his poll is an accurate reflection of voter breakdown and beliefs in Texas Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros appearing with Richards said Hispanics in partic ular were offended by Williams refusal to shake Richards hand calling it the nuclear bomb of the Republicans campaign In the Hispanic community men must respect he said His action talks of a crudity that upset Hispanics Earlier Richards told a meet ing of the Baptist Ministers Asso of Houston and Vicinity Baptist Pastors Fellowship the Interdenominational Alliance that she would support civil rights Unlike our president Im not going to tell you I believe in civil rights then turn my back and veto a civil rights Richards said referring to President Bushs veto CLASSES 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