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Burnt Orange Report Endorsement: CD-35: Lloyd Doggett

by: Burnt Orange Report

Sun May 13, 2012 at 00:00 PM CDT

Congressman Lloyd Doggett is a progressive champion who has earned another term. We unanimously and enthusiastically endorse him for election in the new CD-35.

Doggett has earned re-election through his leadership on issues that matter most to Texans -- especially low-income Texans -- throughout his career. He fought Perry's efforts to defund Texas public schools, he advocates loudly and proudly for women's reproductive rights, and he works hard to make sure that every issue that crosses his desk is made more progressive. Additionally, Doggett is a champion of the progressive socio-economic policies that are so needed to keep our economy on an upward trajectory and create a truly fair and equitable society. (It's no wonder Republicans hate him so much!)

Furthermore, Doggett's constituent services work is unmatched. Talk to any Austinite who's needed help on a Federal issue, and odds are they've talked to Doggett's office, which does the yeoman's work of handling cases from across the region. The Austinites among us are deeply concerned about losing our one Democratic representative, and the one congressman from our city that reflects our values and works hard to meet our needs. Doggett has performed the same work for Hays and Caldwell counties, not to mention the myriad other places Republicans have drawn into CD-10 and CD-25 in their efforts to oust the Democratic stalwart. We are confident that once elected, his new constituents in Bexar County will receive the same great services.  

Doggett is running in CD-35 because Republicans have fought tooth and nail to draw him out of Congress. There's no bigger thumb in the eye to the Republican redistricting process than sending Rep. Lloyd Doggett back to Congress in January.

Stand up for our progressive values, stand up to Republican gerrymandering of our communities, and stand with Congressman Lloyd Doggett in CD-35.

Endorsements are made based on a weighted consensus of the staff, which guides the type and tone of endorsement. Members of the Burnt Orange Report staff employed by campaigns abstain from voting on those races.

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