Texas 21

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

Friday, March 31, 2006

End of Quarter Money Nag.

Yes, I know. NAG NAG NAG. (Okay, that last one's not a nag, it's a tool.)

But it's important. It's one of the significant measurements the DCCC and other sources of campaign money.

So go show Team Courage a little love, using the vehicle of your choice. (I'm partial to ActBlue, myself, but the site seems to be down at the moment. If you do use them, please include a little tip. These guys are doing the Dems a great service by making it much easier to contribute to candidates at every level.)

And don't forget Team Courage houseparties tonight. I'm hoping to make the one just around the corner from me. As a bonus, I think the hostess is my precinct chair, and I've not had a chance to meet her before.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

John Courage posts on BOR about Immigration

Matt seems to be the go to guy on the heating up immigration issues, and he's posted the entry on BOR.

Party2win has a Calendar for Team Courage Parties

Check it.

If anyone would like to publish a report of how one of the Team Courage Parties went, please feel free to contact tx21blog@gmail.com.

You can send us a link to your blog if you have it, or I'll be happy to have it here on TX21 Blog with your preferred attribution.

Senator Russ Feingold Coming to lend a hand to Candidate Courage

No published schedule for the events that I could find as yet, however, this from Democracy for Texas via email:

Democracy for Texas is proud to welcome Senator Russ Feingold to Austin! Senator Feingold will be here on April 18 for a variety of events for John Courage (www.courageforcongress.com).

When: Tuesday, April 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: The historic Travis Heights home of Susan Frost, 806 Rosedale Terrace

A limited number of $50 tickets are available, as well as sponsorships at the $100, $250, $500, $1,000, and $2,100 levels. For more information and to buy tickets, please send a note to Fran@DemocracyforTexas.org.

You may recall that John Courage was selected as the first Progressive Patriot to receive support from Senator Feingold's leadership PAC.

Make sure y'all try some authentic barbecue while you're here, Senator.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A Veteran Feels a little Testy about Lamar

See the fourth letter down, entitled "Veterans Deserve Better".

It's a short letter, as most successful LTEs are, but here's the money shot:

Congressman Lamar Smith has stated the cost of health care for the military is comparable to or lower than that of federal employees and others. What an ignoble comparison! "Others" do not risk and lose their lives in the defense of our country. Smith is on his way out.

Well said, Chief Master Sargent, and thank you for your service to our country.