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An Update on the Race for US Senate Against John Cornyn (R)


by: Joseph Vogas

Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 01:00 PM CST



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With days remaining until the December 9 filing deadline, there have been several significant developments in the race for Texas' Class 2 US Senate Seat, currently held by incumbent Republican John Cornyn.

For Democrats, there are now five candidates running for the party's nomination. Joining the previously announced candidates of attorney Maxey Scherr and perennial candidate Michael "Fjet" Fjetland are millionaire dentist David Alameel, physician HyeTae "Harry" Kim, and LaRouche acolyte Kesha Rodgers.

David Alameel was last seen in 2012 running for the Democratic nomination in the Texas' newly created 33rd congressional district. He finished in 4th place behind then-State Rep. and now Congressman Marc Veasey, former State Rep. Domingo Garcia, and Fort Worth Councilwoman Kathleen Hicks. In 2012, Alameel spent $4.5 million to finish in fourth place. Most of Alameel's self-funding was poorly appropriated; his image was plastered around the metroplex on billboards, giant, expensive yard signs, where voters never heard his message. Further showing his skills at misappropriating funds, Alameel's 2012 campaign website for congress is still active, as is his 2012 Facebook page. Before running, Alameel had generously shared his millions with both parties. Sen. Wendy Davis (D) has received $30,000 in contributions from Mr. Alameel, but that is a shadow of the $165,000 Alameel has previously given to Greg Abbott (R), $250,000 to David Dewhurst (R), or $75,000 to Rick Perry (R).

Kesha Rodgers, who has filed for the Democratic nomination, should not be given any consideration of the vote by any Texas Democrat. Her primary policy platform is the impeachment of President Obama. She has also compared the President to Adolf Hitler, complete with a picture of Hitler's mustache photoshopped on President Obama's face.

Also running against Sen. Cornyn in the Republican primary are Ken Cope, conservative activist Christopher Mapp, Retired USAF officer Reid Reasor, former oil refinery employee Dwayne Stovall, and conservative radio host Linda Vega. John Myers and Jon Roland are also running as Libertarians.

Meanwhile, Maxey Scherr has released an introductory video of herself and her campaign. You can get to know Ms. Scherr through her video after the jump.

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