September 16, 2008
By JAY ROOT
The Associated Press
AUSTIN — Along with its long trail of physical destruction, Hurricane Ike has wreaked havoc on Texas politics, raising questions about how thousands of displaced Texans will vote and sidelining candidates eager to get back to fundraising and block-walking. . .
"A natural disaster is hard to prepare for and respond to well enough to satisfy the displaced," said Cal Jillson, political scientist at Southern Methodist University. "They're tired, they're sweaty, they're dirty. They don't have water . . . But we're still seven weeks out."
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