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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:29 PM

TX-SEN: Democrat Chris Bell formally launches U.S. Senate campaign

emocrat Chris Bell, the former Houston congressman and gubernatorial nominee, is formally announcing his U.S. Senate campaign.

Bell, who has been campaigning since early summer, is set to rev up his bid Wednesday with a video in which he calls the Republican incumbent, John Cornyn, a "water boy" for President Donald Trump and offers a sharpened pitch for why he is the best choice in the crowded primary.

"As the only candidate who’s been to Congress, I know how badly broken it is," Bell says. "I’ve fought the same political insiders that keep John Cornyn in power, and I know how to take them down."

Bell, also a former Houston City Council member, served one term in Congress in the early 2000s before falling prey to redistricting under then-U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land. As a freshman, Bell broke a seven-year truce among House members and filed an ethics complaint against DeLay that triggered a series of events leading to Delay's downfall.

Bell's announcement is not a surprise. In early July, he set up a campaign with the Federal Election Commission and said he planned to run but would announce at a later date.



https://www.texastribune.org/2019/09/18/chris-bell-senate-texas/

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RandySF Sep 2019 OP
Mersky Sep 2019 #1
blogslut Sep 2019 #2
Gothmog Sep 2019 #3
Lisa0825 Sep 2019 #4
Gothmog Sep 2019 #7
Mersky Sep 2019 #5
Gothmog Sep 2019 #6
Mersky Sep 2019 #8

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:35 PM

1. Cornyn as water boy, hah, hehehe, yeah, and...

Amongst friends, I've called Cornyn a big leather chair with cigar burns.

Bell is a perennial candidate, and I'm gonna have to look at things a little closer. I'm not dissing him, I'm pondering. I like having a real primary coming up in TX.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:49 PM

2. Cool

The more the merrier I say. :kick:

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:13 PM

3. There are six or so Democrats running to be the Democratic nominee.

I like MJ Hegar right now. She has called both my son and me for donations. I know Chris. Chris burned some bridges inside the party by backing a republican against a Democrat in the HOUSTON Mayor’s race last cycle.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:56 PM

4. Fuck Chris Bell.

I MJ

I don't easily forgive people who turn their backs on the Democratic party. He should run as a fucking Repug.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:35 AM

7. There are many in the party who share your view

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:12 AM

5. I'm pretty pumped about Hegar

I'm just pondersome. I've voted for Bell in the past. I don't know right now, k. K? Good. Again, I'm not dissing, am saying that options aren't a bad thing in TX.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:34 AM

6. I also really like Hegar

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:47 AM

8. Oh gosh, goodness

She was awesome. That campaign ad? Are you kidding me? She. Is. A. Badass.


Carter - I have family members who voted against him. Wouldn't know it to run into them at Walmart. I'm related to like half of Williamson County, seriously, like would not date anyone from there growing up. My folks people, who are the smart hillbillies, are tired of being asked to dig their own graves with a smile.

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