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HOUSTON (Feb. 25, 2014) – Senator Sylvia Garcia (D-6), Rep. Dr. Alma Allen (D-131), Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-148) and former Councilmember Melissa Noriega released the following letter to the women of Congressional District 7. Dear Mothers, Daughters, and...

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HOUSTON (Feb. 18, 2014) –   The Houston Chronicle has endorsed former Congressional and Clinton White House Aide James Cargas in the Democratic Primary.  This is Cargas’ second run to unseat the Tea Party incumbent, John Culberson. The Chronicle previously...

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HOUSTON (Feb. 14, 2014) –  Both the Jewish Herald-Voice and the Baptist Ministers’ Association of Houston and Vicinity (BMAH&V) announced their endorsements of James Cargas for U.S. Congress yesterday. “There are many good days in our campaign, but this is an...

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HOUSTON (Jan. 30, 2014) – The Texas AFL-CIO and the Harris County AFL-CIO Council have endorsed James Cargas as their candidate in the Congressional District 7 primary on March 4th. “I am very grateful for the AFL-CIO’s sole endorsement,” Cargas said upon learning the...

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HOUSTON (Jan. 27, 2014) – Houston’s GLBT Political Caucus has endorsed James Cargas in his bid to again become the Democratic nominee in Congressional District 7. The GLBT Caucus Screening Committee met with both candidates and rated them on their qualifications, electability,...

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HOUSTON (Jan. 22, 2014) – James Cargas, the first Democrat to run against Tea Party incumbent John Culberson twice, was endorsed again by the Harris County Tejano Democrats. The Tejano Democrats previously endorsed Cargas in the 2012 election cycle over the same primary opponent...

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HOUSTON (Jan. 6, 2014): Congressional District 7 candidate Lissa Squires has failed to file required financial disclosures with the House Ethics Committee during the 2012 election cycle and now faces up to $50,000 in fines and a year in jail. “We already know that the Squires...

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HOUSTON (Dec. 10, 2013): James Cargas has filed to run for U.S. Congress in Houston’s 7th District.  Cargas ran for the same position in the 2012 election cycle, making him the only Democrat to challenge the incumbent in consecutive races. “We came close to winning in 2012,...

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HOUSTON (Nov. 26, 2013): Since her unsuccessful attempt to become the 2012 Democratic nominee for Congressional District 7 of Texas, Lissa Squiers has missed as many as five (5) Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing deadlines, and now faces up to $7,544.00 in fines and potential...

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HOUSTON (Nov. 4, 2012): A little more than a year ago, the House Republicans, including John Culberson, voted to slash the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) budget by 40%.  The President had requested $5.1 billion but the Tea Party-controlled House only approved $3.65...

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