Texas 21

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

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Courage Filing in TX-21 Today

John Courage is filing this afternoon for Tx-21's congressional special election. Thanks to devoted volunteers who mobilized after the redistricting decision nullified the primary results, Team Courage gathered enough signatures to qualify by petition rather than by paying the filing fee.

“The redistricting ordered by the federal courts may have changed some of my precincts and some of my constituents, but it doesn’t change my resolve,” Courage said. “The people of Texas—good, honest, hardworking people, from San Antonio to Austin and throughout the Hill Country—deserve hardworking, honest representation in Washington. All of us expect and deserve a government that works. Our government today is not working; the majority of us believe that our government is headed in the wrong direction. In order to get things right we need to change what isn’t working with people who will work to get it right. That’s why I am remaining in this race,” Courage said.

BOR has a rundown of some of the other candidates for this seat. They include hobby candidate Gene Kelly, who apparently has more money than sense; Tommy Calvert, an activist from San Antonio running as an independent; Libertarian Jim Strohm; and of course, Republican incumbent Lamar Smith.


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