Let's put it this way... I'm in Austin, and I've seen that bullshit Cornyn ad about 50 times, but have yet to see a Noriega ad yet. If Noriega had any money, he would be cleaning up. If he does have money (which would include a chunk of mine), then it must be going to GOTV efforts in South Texas.
Man, I hate being, as the late Molly Ivins once put it, "Mississippi with good roads."
The only thing I can hope for is a long, money-wasting primary between equally unpalatable GOP options Perry and Strayhorn, and a relatively smooth Democrat primary. Because, regardless of what happens, the Democrat nominee will be a huge financial and name-recognition underdog... even if John Sharp (former Comptroller and nearly Lt. Gov.) gets involved.
There's a lot of people in Texas waiting for somebody to speak out concerning the massive waste and corruption that has permeating the last 10 years of Texas government.