NYT covers Houston mayoral race (superficially)

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FOR SOME REASON, THE NEW YORK TIMES decided Houston’s mayoral race merited a story. To summarize: There’s not much difference among the three major candidates, one of them is a lesbian but it’s not that big a deal to most Houstonians, Republican voters appear to be up for grabs, and the NYT likes one of the same dull go-to sources that local media always uses.

Oh, and the Gray Lady says Mayor White “is stepping down to run for the United States Senate,” when he is actually leaving office because of term limits (and hasn’t let his current job get in the way of his Senate campaigning around the state).

UPDATE (10/31/09): Did the Gray Lady “borrow” from Mike Snyder and the Chron? A person could make that case.

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