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Tue May 29, 2012, 08:41 PM

35. Candidate Is the Issue in a Democratic Race

This story made the NY Times y'all. Apparently published on Friday but I didn't see it until today -


The Texas Tribune (in the NYT)
Candidate Is the Issue in a Democratic Race
By REEVE HAMILTON
Published: March 25, 2012

HOUSTON — Both candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the Congressional seat held for two decades by Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader, are unusual.

Kesha Rogers is best known for campaigning for President Obama’s impeachment.

Her opponent, K. P. George, is running on a more establishment-friendly platform.

One of them, K. P. George, has a background that makes him an improbable candidate — he was born in a village in India that still has no electricity or running water. For his opponent, Kesha Rogers, it is her political positions that stand out — she is best known for demanding President Obama’s impeachment.

In light of Ms. Rogers’s candidacy, the Fort Bend County Democratic Party’s executive committee has issued a rare primary endorsement, backing Mr. George in the 22nd District.

“If I can figure out what that silver bullet is to make sure that she is not on my slate after May, then I’ll definitely do that,” said Steve Brown, chairman of the Fort Bend Democratic Party. “I don’t think the endorsement alone is going to do it. It’s going to take work.” ...

More here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/us/democrats-shun-kesha-rogers-in-texas-congressional-race.html?_r=1

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