FORT WORTH – State Rep. Marc Veasey claimed a hard-fought victory Tuesday night as the Democratic Party’s nominee for the newly drawn 33rd Congressional District, putting him in position to become the first black member of Congress ever elected in Tarrant County.
(Fort Worth) State Representative Marc Veasey, candidate for Texas’ new 33rd congressional district today received the endorsement of former Texas Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie and his wife, current Member of the Democratic National Committee Betty Richie.
“Marc has been a dear friend for many years. Boyd and I could not be more proud to support his run for congress,” said DNC Committeewoman Betty Richie.
U.S. House, 33rd District: Marc Veasey
The winner in the Democratic primary for this new congressional seat in North Texas will almost certainly prevail in November, given the demographics of voters in the district. Marc Veasey, who has spent the last seven years in Austin as a state representative, is a consensus builder who has earned the respect of colleagues on both sides of the aisle. The Fort Worth Democrat is familiar with Oak Cliff because he worked on the staff of former congressman Martin Frost. His current statehouse district is 35 percent Hispanic, so he is no stranger to the issues facing the Latino community.
Opponent: Domingo Garcia
Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 02:00 PM CDT
|Burnt Orange Report Endorses Marc Veasey in CD-33 RunoffMarc Veasey is a rock-solid progressive with a history of fighting for his constituents and working with the Democratic caucus. In this Democratic district, he is by far the best choice, and we urge voters to support him in the run-off. Continue reading|
BY ANNA M. TINSLEY
GRAND PRAIRIE — Marc Veasey remembers the moment as if it were yesterday.
He was around 13, watching TV at his grandmother’s home in Como, when a White House press briefing came on the screen.
Captivated, he asked his uncle – Robert James English, a former TV reporter who worked for House Majority Leader Jim Wright of Fort Worth – what the person on TV was doing.
“He told me that was the White House press secretary,” Veasey said during a recent interview at a Grand Prairie coffee shop. “I was fascinated with politics from then on.” Continue reading
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Marc Veasey for the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas’ 33rd District. Veasey has championed environmental issues throughout his career in the state legislature. Continue reading
In the latest fundraising report, filed this evening with the Federal Election Commission, the Veasey for Congress campaign reported:
- $412,096.96 raised
- $252,480.12 cash on hand
This is the largest amount raised in any reporting period by the Veasey campaign, which has led all candidates in fundraising in every reporting period. Continue reading
BY JOHN HENRY
Special to the Star-Telegram
FORT WORTH — The new 33rd Congressional District was envisioned as a way to unite minority communities in Dallas and Fort Worth.
But the Democratic runoff for the seat has reignited the generations-old rivalry between the cities.
Either Domingo Garcia or Marc Veasey — the survivors of the 11-candidate opening round of the Democratic primary — will likely represent a constituency that stretches from the Fort Worth Stockyards through Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood and includes Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and Cowboys Stadium. Continue reading
State Rep. Marc Veasey has added more than $412,000 in campaign cash since the May 29 primary, according to federal financial disclosure reports.
Veasey has about $250,000 in the bank for his bid for North Texas’ new congressional seat.
The Fort Worth Democrat is in a July 31 runoff for Congressional District 33 against former state Rep. Domingo Garcia, D-Dallas.
The winner faces Republican Chuck Bradley in November. Continue reading
North Texas will get another representative in Congress after the November general election, thanks to phenomenal growth over the last decade and the creation of a new congressional district that straddles the Dallas/Tarrant county line.
Although some believed the region deserved at least two of the state’s four additional districts based on the 2010 Census, the Legislature saw fit to create only one — which makes it even more important that this opportunity not be squandered. The very best representative must be selected. Continue reading