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Todd Akin's words reflect Texas GOP candidates' votes and views

The real problem for Republicans caused by Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s outrageous comments regarding "legitimate rape" is that Akin had the audacity to state aloud and explicitly the policy positions and overall attitude of many Republican candidates who otherwise present themselves as sensible. That’s why national Republican operatives like Karl Rove and John Cornyn tried so hard to convince Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race.

Strong candidate, district configuration and disciplined strategy key to victory

State Representative Marc Veasey won the Democratic Party nomination in new Texas Congressional District 33 yesterday. The district is overwhelmingly Democratic so, while Veasey must run a fall campaign, it is almost certain he will be sworn into Congress next January.

Brief overview of key congressional races

Run-offs feature impressive new talent. In other races, one incumbent loses, while two others show impressive strength by winning outright.

To help both journalists covering the Texas Democratic primary and voters who have yet to cast ballots in the CD33 race, we have provided below a summary of the major news stories and the Lone Star Project reports on Texas Congressional District 30.

Garcia loses composure, gets called out by key North Texas Hispanic leader

Yesterday, the Democratic primary race in new Congressional District 33 reached a new level of intensity.

Garcia dismisses importance of three largest North Texas employers – GM, Lockheed, American Airlines
Veasey now has support of both major DFW newspapers

State Representative Marc Veasey is gaining momentum in his campaign to win election to Congress from new Texas Congressional District 33.

Only the Democratic Primary Matters

Anyone living in new Congressional District 33 or new State House District 101 who thinks they can wait until November to cast a meaningful vote is flat out wrong. Both districts are overwhelmingly Democratic. The only election that matters is the Democratic primary.

Garcia plays to type by sending improper, inaccurate email regarding DMN recommendation of Representative Marc Veasey

Domingo Garcia’s thin skin and temper were on display following the decision by the Dallas Morning News to reject Garcia and, instead, recommend Representative Marc Veasey for the Democratic nomination in new Congressional District 33. In an email sent to his supporters late yesterday afternoon, Garcia seemed so desperate to blunt the damage of the DMN recommendation that he made matters worse. He not only improperly used the Democratic National Committee logo and made a series of statements that simply do not stand up to scrutiny, he also misspelled President Barack Obama’s name.

Dallas Morning News says, “Veasey is tested and ready”

New Congressional District 33 spreads across both Tarrant and Dallas counties, including large parts of Fort Worth and the City of Dallas. Many observers expected the Dallas Morning News to endorse one of the Dallas-based candidates.


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