No, it was a dairy farm that produced dairy products. Why would anyone want to farm factories? We have enough factories.
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“It’s kind of refreshing, isn’t it?” Hogan said after Tuesday’s primary. “Nobody thought I had a chance at all, and I got the most votes of all three of us. I think it’s refreshing, not just for me, but for everybody who voted. I think people are excited now. They have real hope that their votes do count and that things can change.
“This is a time to let people celebrate that feeling. I just want to let the people gloat for awhile that the establishment got beat,” Hogan said.
The other candidates couldn’t attack him, Hogan said, “because they had nothing to use against me, so the way they campaigned against me was to ignore more. And the newspapers, they turned me down in droves when I went to them about writing articles about me. I’m bland. I know that. I talked about stuff that’s not funny. But it’s not about me. It’s about what’s best for Texas and for this office.”
“Look at what I’ve done so far: Nobody gave me any chance at all to win, but I got more votes than the other two. I’m not flamboyant, and I won’t try to be something I’m not. But there’s more to me than the words tell, and I think people will see that. Getting the job [of commissioner of agriculture] is very different from doing the job. I know if I can get the job, I can do the job better than Kinky can. I have the passion and the desire and the work ethic it takes. That’s what will carry me through.”
“I want to beat Kinky, and I think I can beat him,” Hogan said. “I’ve said it before: It would be easier for me to be a comedian than for Kinky to be a farmer. But I’m very serious about this. I wouldn’t have run for the office if I wasn’t serious about winning and about doing a good job.
The Democratic nomination for the agriculture post also will be decided in a runoff, between Jim Hogan, a politically unknown former dairy farmer, with 38.8 percent, and Richard “Kinky” Friedman, with 37.7 percent.
Kesha Rogers took 40.07 of the votes from Red River County for the office of U.S. Senator; for commissioner of agriculture, Jim Hogan took 84.59 percent of the county vote.
The race for the Democratic nomination for agriculture commissioner also helped us see what voters didn’t know. Rancher Hugh Fitzsimons was backed by lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte and other party leaders. He ran last and so is out of the runoff. First place went to Jim Hogan, who didn’t campaign and acknowledged that his common name was the best thing he had going for him — perhaps particularly among voters of a certain age who associate Hogans with heroes.
Jim Hogan, who did his campaigning on a Cleburne library computer, got 190,205 votes, or 38.8 percent. No way 190,205 voters knew anything about Hogan, who’s now in a runoff with Kinky Friedman, who got 37.7 percent. Friedman’s core issue — marijuana legalization — probably isn’t a topic Texas Dems want to focus on this year, so Hogan might be the party’s better choice.
(Fitzsimons didn’t help himself by getting on the ballot as Hugh Asa Fitzsimons III. Anybody with a III after their name sounds Republican.)
How else do you explain my victory?
"Anybody can run for office the way I run it," Hogan says. "All I say is, God must have had a hand in it, because that don’t happen every day."
We are trying to answer that question. The whole world is asking that question. Who is Jim Hogan?