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Monday, October 15, 2012

TEXPAC BACKS CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFULS

The outcome of the Nov. 6 presidential race obviously will be the major determinant of the flavor and direction of health care reform in the 113th U.S. Congress. But whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House, we need to elect congresswomen and men who turn to their local physicians for guidance on the tough decisions. Redistricting added three new positions to the Texas delegation. In contested races, TEXPAC has endorsed newcomers Randy Weber (R-Pearland), Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), Roger Williams (R-Weatherford), Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth), and Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville). These incumbents in contested races got the TEXPAC nod: Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler), Ted Poe (R-Humble), Ralph Hall (R-Rockwall), Jeb Hensarling (R-Dallas), Joe Barton (R-Ennis), John Culberson (R-Houston), Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands), Al Green (D-Houston), Michael McCaul (R-Austin), Mike Conaway (R-Midland), Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), Ruben Hinojosa (D-Mercedes), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston), Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio), Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land), Francisco “Quico” Canseco (R-San Antonio), Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell), Michael Burgess, MD (R-Flower Mound), Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi), Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas ), John Carter (R-Round Rock), Pete Sessions (R-Dallas), and Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin). Here’s the full list of this fall’s TEXPAC endorsements. And here’s an order form for our famous slate cards.

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