Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Family feud will not go to the voters . . .
Last month, I blogged on Jessica Reyes-Martinez' decision to run against her soon-to-be ex-husband for a seat in the Texas Legislature.
Now, it appears Reyes-Martinez has decided to drop the issue. Apparently, she submitted her ballot without writing out her full address. The local Democratic Chairman, eager to preserve a party incumbent, declared that her ballot would be thrown out for violating the state election code. While current Supreme Court rulings tend to indicate that Reyes-Martinez could have corrected her ballot, she opted to drop her campaign, saying her family is more important right now than the race.
For those who are confused, check my prior blog post on this race. To quote the McAllen Monitor,
Martinez and Reyes-Martinez were married for less than one year before filing for divorce in 2005 and engaging in a custody battle for their son in District court. He alleges she is unstable and has a history of mental illness. She claims he mentally and physically abused her.It would have been a fine circus.