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Mon Jan 29, 2018, 02:18 AM

Houston fundraiser with New York Democrat Chuck Schumer rankles some Texans

by Abby Livingston, Texqs Tribune


WASHINGTON A high-profile Democratic fundraiser in Houston this weekend is causing a stir both in the state and in Washington.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer will headline a fundraiser in Houston on Saturday that will raise money for several Democratic Senate incumbents and candidates, including U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, who is vying to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

But it's the fundraiser's location Hurricane Harvey-ravaged Houston and the host, a Congressional candidate named Tahir Javed, that were the sources of tension among Texas political players on Friday.

For Republicans, it was an opportunity to hammer Schumer over a hold up in a massive disaster funding bill. Back in December, House Republicans passed $81 billion in disaster relief bill, to be split between Texas and states hit hard this year by hurricanes and wildfires.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/01/26/republicans-pile-charles-schumer-over-harvey/

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Reply Houston fundraiser with New York Democrat Chuck Schumer rankles some Texans (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 OP
sprinkleeninow Jan 2018 #1
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 #2
sprinkleeninow Jan 2018 #3
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msongs Jan 2018 #5
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 02:52 AM

1. Heya T.T.

Enjoying your posts as always.

You faring well?

I don't know what to make of this 'n' that.

Pubs raggin' on Schumer. Beto couldn't show at labor union convention due to scheduling. Then got stuck in DC anyhow.

Beto reminds me (kinda) of a 'Kennedy' in features. I've been throwing a few bucks here and there for his campaign. I try to catch the 3x & 4x matches. (In the astronomical emails I get daily from 'everybody and their grandmother'!)

Waiting on 'it' to finally come to a positive resolution. Ai-yi-yi.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 03:01 AM

2. I'm glad that you enjoy reading what I post.

I'm doing okay while my feline overlords demand my obedience.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 03:09 AM

3. Our furchildren allow us undeserving parents to live with them under their roof.

😝

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 03:50 AM

4. So glad

That I am not alone in this respect. I am currently serving as a pillow.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 04:16 AM

5. so schumer fundraising for orourke who has primary opponents also dems. odd that nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 05:22 AM

6. O'Rourke has two opponents in the primary,

but neither have generated much publicity. One of the opponents, Sema Hernandez has gathered about $6.5K on Crowdpac while the other opponent Edward Kimbrough doesn't even appear to have an online presence. It was anticipated that Joaquin Castro would enter the race which would have made it into an interesting primary; however, O'Rourke has this primary wrapped up unless something scandalous happens.

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