That is the headline from today's Dallas Morning News, and I wanted to share it with you right away. Here's some of what they said:
Veasey is tested and ready.
"Our choice is made easier because Veasey is an impressive candidate in his own right. He has been vetted by seven years in Austin, and he knows the district and Washington from having worked on the staff of the former representative, Martin Frost. He was recruited to be the party's floor whip and is the current House Democratic Caucus chair, which speaks to his stature among his peers and to his leadership potential.
Veasey represents a statehouse district that is 35 percent Hispanic, so he is no stranger to the issues facing the Latino community. He also recognizes that elected officials -- black and white -- have to adjust to the demographic changes that have altered major urban centers in Texas and across the country. A central part of that mission, he said, is figuring out how to best represent these new constituents.
A practical politician in the best sense of the term, Veasey strikes us as a consensus builder, a scarce trait in Washington. The interests of our region, and of this new district, would be well served by his election."
This endorsement is huge for a lot of reasons but most of all because it serves as a clear signal that I am the best candidate to represent the diverse interests of new District 33, regardless of geography or demographics.
The Dallas Morning News endorsement may be the first from a major newspaper, but it is one of many that our campaign has received over the last few weeks. We've been endorsed by Congressman Martin Frost, the Texas AFL-CIO and Linda Chavez Thompson too.
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The reason we've been able to amass so many major endorsements and raise more money than all my opponents is because we have a winning message built upon a solid record of standing up for Democratic values and delivering results.
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