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The Current’s virtual voter guide


Your devoted weekly muckraker doesn’t endorse political candidates, forcing you to do the thinking for yourself, and leaving us unbeholden and unencumbered by buyer’s remorse when it comes time to criticize our elected reps. We do, however, provide you with this handy guide to recent, salient reporting on key competitive races and issues — all available and linked online at — and a list of (mostly) non-partisan organizations that publish guides based on voting records and issue surveys.


POTUS: Senator Barack Obama v. Senator John McCain

Taxing truth,” September 24, 2008

Mile-high hopes,”  September 3, 2008

Man in the mirror,” August 20, 2008









U.S. Senate: Senator John Cornyn v. State Rep. Rick Noriega

Elephant’s memory,”
July 8, 2008

On Curblog Friday: Gilbert Garcia analyzes the second Cornyn-Noriega debate.





U.S. House of
Representatives, District 23:
Congressman Ciro Rodriguez v. County
Commissioner Lyle Larson

Playing by earmark,”
September 24, 2008










Bexar County Commissioners Court, Precinct 3: Kevin Wolff v.  Chip Haass

Northside nailbiter,”
October 8, 2008

Wolff in councilman’s clothing July 30, 2008







City of San Antonio Special Election, Proposition 1: to extend mayoral and City Council term limits from two two-year terms to four two-year terms

Taking it to the limits,” October 15, 2008

The trouble with term limits,” June 18, 2008