Texas 21

Devoted to discussion about the 21st Congressional District of Texas. Currently occupied by Congressman Lamar Smith (R).

Thursday, September 22, 2005

2006 Starts Now

Democracy for America is asking for input on their first endorsement for the 2006 Congressional elections. At the time of this posting, John leads the field.

Let's keep him there.

The field has been narrowed, and Texas 21 candidate John Courage has made the cut. Please take a moment to go vote for him. (The poll is being run by Instant Runoff Voting. You can vote for up to three-designating your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices.)

A brief bio supplied by the Courage Campaign's website:

John is running in the 21st Congressional District in central Texas. He has
served in the U.S. Air Force, as a teacher in inner-city public schools,
and as a member of the San Antonio Teacher's Council Board. He is dedicated
to providing affordable health care for all, preserving and strengthening
Social Security, and the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. He also seeks to
strengthen public schools and to reduce our dependency on foreign oil
through the development of alternative energy sources.

Want to know more about why you should support John Courage as a Grassroots All-Star? Here's an excerpt from his Blog For America posting after making the finalist cut:

I can win this race and send Lamar Smith packing, and send a message to the Republican leadership in Washington that the Democratic Party is alive and well, but I will need help.

While Smith's campaign relies on large corporate donations and the support of his mentor Tom Delay, my campaign relies on the support of everyday people. I am fielding a large team of enthusiastic volunteer supporters to reach-out to Democrats, Republicans and independents throughout my district. Democracy for America supporters can provide a big boost to this effort and help put right-wing Lamar Smith on the defensive by backing my campaign.

As I understand it, the candidate with the most votes will be the subject of an endorsement email from DFA that can bring a very helpful influx of cash early in the campaign season.

Wouldn't that be a nice way to start a long Congressional campaign?


Blogger John C. said...

A Call for Courage
John Courage is running in the 21st Congressional District in central Texas and this year's winner of the DFA Grassroots All-Star Challenge.

It has been an exciting 2 weeks since DFA kicked off the Grassroots All-Star poll and the notification we received that we placed 1st in the poll. It is extremely gratifying to know that thousands of DFA members and friends and supporters from all over the country were interested in and committed to helping us win this campaign. Our campaign team in Texas worked so hard to make this happen, that I as the candidate am humbled.

We know that every candidate and every campaign involved in this effort is extraordinary. Each candidate and campaign is committed to changing the face of government as we know it. Each of us wants to be part of a new agenda for America. Every Congressional race in every Congressional District where a Democratic challenger faces a Republican incumbent is a critical one.

The commitment of our campaign in the 21st District of Texas is to restore honesty and integrity to government; to preserve and protect services and investments in our children, our seniors and our working families and our environment. We like many other campaigns are committed to a better America and a better world free of fear, hunger, poverty, strife and war.

The greatness of America is in the hearts and minds and spirit of its people. That is what this election in 2006 is for, softening the hearts, broadening the minds and raising the spirits of Americans everywhere, so when America votes in November 2006, we can all be assured of a lasting victory and a lasting peace in a better world.

The stakes are too great, we can not fail, so we each strive to win one seat at a time, but together we can take our country back, because as Howard Dean has taught us We Have the Power.

—John Courage

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