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  • Cornyn, Sessions appear to thwart tea party foes

    03/04/2014 7:12:59 AM PST · by Qbert · 37 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 02 March 2014 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    <p>WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s primaries will pit the tea party’s ardor for change against the staying power of two GOP leaders in Congress, Sen. John Cornyn and Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions.</p> <p>Both are deeply conservative. Both face challengers who complain that when it comes to fighting Democrats, the incumbents are more bluster than action.</p>
  • SHOCKING VIDEOS: Pete Sessions Supports Amnesty to ‘Accommodate’ Illegal Aliens for ‘Right Reasons’

    03/01/2014 9:41:33 PM PST · by House Atreides · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 1, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    "A series of videos from several town halls in 2013 have surfaced showing that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) supports amnesty for illegal aliens, despite claims from his re-election campaign that he is against allowing illegal aliens stay in America...."
  • Oh No! Another Black Conservative Republican Running For Office

    02/24/2014 5:52:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 23, 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    In the tradition of Sarah Palin, black tea party leader Katrina Pierson is a beautiful God, family, country and Constitution loving conservative Republican. Fearless and outspoken, Pierson’s inspiring life story nukes the Democrats’ mythical Republican War on Women. Sad that I even have to go there, Pierson’s skin-color derails the Democrats’ deplorable narrative that Republican equals racist.
  • Does Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, no longer live in Texas?!?

    02/21/2014 5:16:51 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 20, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Pete Sessions is free to live wherever he likes, but a man whose home and wife is in Florida shouldn't claim to live in Texas.
  • Palin backs Abbott after Nugent appearance, endorses Sessions' challenger

    02/19/2014 5:38:28 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) – Sarah Palin rallied Wednesday behind Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, endorsing the Republican gubernatorial hopeful and defending Abbott for appearing on the campaign trail this week with controversial rocker Ted Nugent."If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!" the former Alaska governor wrote on Facebook. Nugent, a fierce gun rights activist who's known for making outlandish comments about President Obama, campaigned with Abbott at two events Monday. Democrats pointed to some of Nugent's past controversial remarks in an effort to discredit Abbott.The campaign for Abbott, however, acknowledged it was simply inviting Nugent...
  • WH: Don't tax Olympians on medals

    02/15/2014 6:49:57 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House said Thursday that President Obama still believes American Olympians shouldn’t have to pay income taxes on the medals they win. But a bill by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) never moved in the Senate. Three Republican lawmakers — Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) — proposed a bill similar to Rubio's before this year's games, but it has also failed to gain traction.
  • Cruz’s father backs Rep. Sessions’s tea party challenger

    01/07/2014 8:42:28 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7 at 10:24 am | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has said he will remain neutral in GOP primaries against Senate incumbents, but his dad is getting involved on behalf of a key House primary challenger.Rafael Cruz, who might be more outspoken than his son on conservative causes, is backing activist Katrina Pierson, a primary challenger to Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.).From the Dallas Morning News: On Monday, Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, endorsed the Garland Republican in her bid to beat incumbent Pete Sessions in the March primary for the 32nd Congressional District seat.“She’s a strict constitutionalist. She’s a strong conservative and she wants to...
  • White House Bungles Leak About GOP Leader Trashing Obama

    10/25/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-24-2015 | Arlette Saenz
    The White House and Senate Democrats may need a refresher course on how to leak a juicy story. The White House today was forced to backtrack on a rumor Obama administration officials started about a Republican House leader who purportedly insulted President Obama to his face, telling the president, “I cannot even stand to look at you.” Turns out, it never happened. How do we know? The same White House that was responsible for starting the buzz now says there was a “miscommunication” and a “misunderstanding.” Here’s how it went down: (Read the timeline at linked source)
  • Pete Sessions is the Republican who told Obama he can’t stand to look at him (Reid)

    10/24/2013 6:42:55 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    A follow-up to yesterday’s post. Turns out Reid wasn’t at the meeting where Sessions allegedly said this, of course, and neither were the two Democratic senators who relayed what he said to HuffPo. Go figure. Sessions was indeed one of the House Republicans who met with Obama on October 10, but both he (“We’re all working together now”) and the White House (which described the meeting as “good”) seemed pleased afterward with the result. If Sessions said what he’s accused of saying, it’s awfully strange that Team Hopenchange didn’t leak that themselves, after negotiations between O and the GOP fell...
  • White House admits it was behind rumor that GOP leader told Obama I cannot even stand to look at you

    10/24/2013 6:23:27 PM PDT · by NCjim · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2013
    The White House admitted Thursday that it was the source of a phony quote attributed to a top House Republican, who had allegedly told President Obama during a tense Oct. 10 meeting that 'I cannot even stand to look at you.' Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate Majority Whip, claimed in a Facebook post on Sunday that an unnamed GOP lawmaker had delivered the verbal slap in Obama's face, but everyone involved with the story now says it never happened. Eighteen Republicans from Congress attended that meeting with the president during a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government, with the...
  • Many Existing and Would-Be GOP Leaders Opposed Budget Deal

    10/18/2013 1:51:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2013 | David Hawkings
    All of the congressional Republicans with viable 2016 presidential ambitions voted against the bill enacted overnight to reopen the government and increase federal borrowing. So did two members of the Senate GOP leadership and three members of the party’s House leadership. The opponents also included a majority of the Republicans who are chairmen of House committees and most of the members of the House GOP caucus who aspire to election to the Senate next year. While the Democrats were unified in their support for the legislation, a review of Wednesday night’s back-to-back roll calls in Congress reveals just how divided...
  • ‘WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN’: Rules Committee chair vows House GOP won’t accept ‘bad deal’ from Obama

    10/11/2013 11:08:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jeff Poor
    [with AUDIO] House Republicans wouldn’t accept a bad deal on the government shutdown and the pending federal debt ceiling negotiations from President Barack Obama, House Rules Committee chairman Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions announced. “I will tell you we will not back down, but there is much, much that we must understand about what is out there and how to accomplish it,” Sessions said on an interview set to air on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Friday night. Hewitt asked Sessions about the possibility of a deal made by the first of the month to ensure the government fulfills certain...
  • FreedomWorks endorses Pete Sessions's primary opponent in Texas

    09/20/2013 7:03:13 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/2013 | Cameron Joseph
    The Tea Party group FreedomWorks is endorsing Rep. Pete Sessions's (R-Texas) primary opponent, the first sign Sessions might face a competitive race in 2014. Sessions, the chairman of the House Rules Committee and former head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is being challenged by Tea Party candidate Katrina Pierson (R). "Katrina Pierson has led the fight to elect principled conservatives across the state of Texas for years. While incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions seems more concerned with keeping his seat at the leadership table, Katrina understands the importance of connecting to the grassroots at home and sticking to your guns...
  • Don't be Suckered by House GOP's Phony Obamacare Vote

    09/12/2013 9:28:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 9/12/13 | Staff
    The House Republican “leadership,” and we use that term in the loosest sense, is preparing to confirm once and for all that it is a principle-free zone by scheduling a phony vote to defund Obamacare. The smoke and mirrors procedure cooked-up by House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia calls for sending the Senate a stopgap spending bill together with a resolution that would alter the text of the bill once it’s enrolled for presentation to President Barack Obama – the so-called “enrollment correction” would bar funding to carry out Public...
  • Republicans Avoiding August Town Halls

    08/16/2013 2:51:25 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 15, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Republican lawmakers are running away from town halls in August. In a New York Times piece about the frustrations of one citizen activist in Texas, some prominent Republicans who have not held an August town hall are listed. They include: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL); Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AK); Rep. John Kline (R-MN); Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX); Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chair of the House Rules Committee; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who has "not announced any town halls but did participate in them in 2009."
  • Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress

    02/15/2013 1:45:16 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    The Texas Fred Blog/AP ^ | 02/13/13 | Texas Fred
    Obama proposals face quick opposition in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased a newly re-elected president determined to mark his legacy, facing off against a deeply divided Congress with Republicans eager to rein him in.At the center of it all was a fight over the very role of government, with Obama pushing a raft of new initiatives to improve preschool programs and voting, boost manufacturing and research and development, raise the minimum wage and lower energy use. “It is...
  • House votes 240-182 to approve rule covering healthcare repeal

    07/10/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House approved a rule governing debate for the Republicans' Repeal of Obamacare Act on Tuesday. Members voted 240-182 in favor of the rule, which sets up five hours of debate that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. Democrats strongly oppose the bill, a sentiment reflected in the rule vote. Only four Democrats supported the rule, and every voting Republicans favored it. Democrats voting for the rule were Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Mike Ross (Ark.). The vote came after a debate that seemed to raise the question of why five hours of debate...
  • Tea Party challengers are no threat to Texas GOP incumbents, Rep. Pete Sessions insists

    05/11/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    The morning after the senior Republican U.S. senator was defeated by a Tea Party-backed challenger in Indiana, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions said he was confident that every GOP House member from Texas would survive Tea Party challenges in the May 29 primary. Speaking at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, the Dallas Republican predicted that “each of our people (will) get out of it without a runoff.” Acknowledging that “a number of my (Texas) colleagues do have these challenges within our party,” he praised the Tea Party for “actively pushing each and every one...
  • Watchdogs want 'oathgate' probe

    01/07/2011 4:47:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/11 | Russell Berman
    Two government watchdogs are calling for an ethics investigation into the reception a House Republican held in the Capitol while the 112th Congress was being sworn in on Wednesday. The Campaign Legal Center and the Sunlight Foundation said Friday that the Office of Congressional Ethics should look into whether Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) violated House rules by soliciting campaign contributions for his swearing-in ceremony. And the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), on Friday called on Republicans to “use their investigative powers to clarify the circumstances surrounding the issue.”
  • Democrats and the CBO's ObamaCare numbers

    01/07/2011 12:03:28 PM PST · by RC one · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7th, 2011 | Yossi Gestetner
    During ObamaCare debates, past and present, Democrats point to the estimates of the Congressional Budget office which show that enacting Health Care Reform gives the U.S. $143 billion in savings over the first ten years (starting in early 2010), and repealing ObamaCare would 'wipe-out' these very savings. The crucial thing to understand is that the CBO is just a calculator: It only adds and subtracts the numbers Congress gives it. For example, a bill -- to be called ObamaCare -- that has $857 billion in expenses over the first ten years; approximately $500 billion in tax increases, in addition to...
  • BREAKING : CBO Says Repealing ObamaCare Would Reduce Net Spending by $540 Billion

    01/07/2011 12:32:15 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 148 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 07, 2011 | Philip Klein
    The Congressional Budget Office, in an email to Capitol Hill staffers obtained by the Spectator, has said that repealing the national health care law would reduce net spending by $540 billion in the ten year period from 2012 through 2021. That number represents the cost of the new provisions, minus Medicare cuts. Repealing the bill would also eliminate $770 billion in taxes. It's the tax hikes in the health care law (along with the Medicare cuts) which accounts for the $230 billion in deficit reduction. Full email, from Edward "Sandy" Davis, CBO's Associate Director for Legislative Affairs, below.
  • Votes of GOP lawmakers who missed swearing-in ruled invalid

    01/06/2011 3:49:26 PM PST · by Hawk720 · 17 replies
    Wash Post ^ | January 6, 2010 | Felicia Sonmez
    The votes cast during the first days of the congressional session by two Republican lawmakers who skipped Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony will be invalidated, House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) said Thursday. Dreier made the announcement at a meeting of the Rules Committee after it became clear that Reps. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) had cast votes during the first two days of the 112th Congress despite having not technically been sworn into office. According to a report in The Hill, GOP leaders became aware that Sessions and Fitzpatrick had missed Wednesday's swearing-in after a photo surfaced of...
  • ACORN'S GOP Supporters

    10/09/2009 8:25:13 PM PDT · by Man50D · 21 replies · 856+ views
    Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava is not your typical Republican candidate. Running in a special election in upstate New York for the seat of departing Congressman John McHugh, she has, naturally, picked up the support of state and national Republican party officials. She has secured the full support of the National Republican Congressional Committee and that of its chairman, Texas Rep. Pete Sessions. But, she has also picked up the support of the DailyKos, not a traditionally deep well of support for Republicans. Oh, and ACORN’s Working Families Party. Below is a memo Big Government obtained circulating among leaders of the conservative...
  • Report & Photos of Pete Sessions Townhall Meeting In Irving, TX on 08-19-2009

    08/20/2009 10:31:54 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 114 replies · 2,317+ views
    MeekOneGOP Photobucket ^ | August 20, 2009 | Freeper MeekOneGOP
    This was a great Freep / Teaparty event! Freepers in attendance were: PuzzledInTX, JerseyDvl and myself (MeekOneGOP). Others may have been there, but I'm not sure who else at this time. Hopefully, any other Freeper attendees will post photos and comments on this thread shortly. Please come forward and do so! (Thanks!) The turnout was OVERWHELMINGLY Anti-Obamacare folks, for sure! The Pro-Obamacare goofs were very FEW in number. And we were MANY. I am not too good at estimating crowds, but would guess several hundreds of us to about 30 of them. I will post individual photos of folks in...
  • Rep. Pete Sessions Explains Difference Between Medicare and Democrats' "Public Option" - Video

    08/18/2009 6:51:44 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 583+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Texas Rep. Pete Sessions yesterday explaining the differences between Medicare and the "Public Option" Democrats have been pushing forward in their Health Care Plan. Host Andrea Mitchell asked Sessions if Medicare is "socialism." Sessions said Medicare is a program that is government-run, but reminded Mitchell that people have paid into the Social Security system throughout their working life and receive benefits in return. He did say Medicare is bankrupt, but that it is not the same as the "Public Option" Democrats are pushing. Sessions pointed out the Obama Plan would take $500 Billion out of Medicare...
  • Pete Sessions(TX) wins leadership role in GOP campaign efforts (New NRCC Chairman)

    11/19/2008 3:11:36 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 859+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 19, 2008 | Todd Gillman
    House Republicans installed Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions at the helm of their campaign arm (National Republican Congressional Committee) this afternoon, betting he can round up the cash and candidates they’ll need to climb out of a deepening hole in the next elections. That makes a pair of Texans responsible for GOP efforts to boost their ranks in both the House and Senate. On Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn won the chairmanship of the Senate GOP campaign committee (National Republican Senatorial Committee - FR Thread) a coincidence that reflects Texas’ status as a mother lode of Republican votes and donors, an increasing...
  • Pete Sessions Takes a Swipe at Cole's NRCC Fundraising (Sessions making his case for NRCC)

    11/11/2008 4:41:18 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 22 replies · 184+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2008 | Jackie Kucinich
    Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas) is promising to bolster House GOP fundraising efforts if he is chosen to replace Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.) as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee. In a letter sent to House members on Monday, Sessions wrote that the NRCC needs improvements in various areas, including fundraising, recruiting, messaging, organizational strength and long-term strategies and tactics. Sessions acknowledged that the NRCC would be again at a disadvantage on fundraising in the 2010 cycle, but is vowing to close the cash gap with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “We may not be able to overcome the other...
  • Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts

    05/02/2008 12:24:06 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 1,681+ views
    Office of Pete Sessions ^ | Apr 23, 2008 | Office of Pete Sessions
    Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts http://sessions.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=89413 Introduces Commemorative Coin, Garners Support for Commemorative Stamp Washington, Apr 23, 2008 U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) is leading congressional efforts to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010 by introducing legislation for a “100 Years of Scouting” commemorative coin. “Boy Scouts are a significant part of American culture, shaping the values, citizenship, and skills of millions of young men,” Sessions stated. “As an Eagle Scout with four generations of Boy Scouts in my family, I strongly value the Boy Scouts’ history of instilling a sense...
  • Rep. Pete Sessions on Rudy Giuliani

    10/18/2007 3:13:22 PM PDT · by HJH207 · 27 replies · 100+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/2007 | Jennifer Rubin
    Congressman Pete Sessions(R-Tex.) has been the most vocal and prominent pro-life advocate of Rudy Giuliani’s presidential candidacy. I interviewed him on the eve of Giuliani’s appearance before the Family Research Council’s Voters Value Forum this weekend, perhaps the most important moment for Giuliani to address concerns of pro-life voters and stem a move to a possible third party candidate. He talked at length about his relationship with Giuliani and Giuliani’s views, which he contends are not fully known to conservatives. I asked him how he came to support Giuliani given Rep. Sessions longtime pro-life views. He replied that “I am...
  • Republican Congressman Opposed to Abortion Calls Rudy Giuliani Pro-Life

    10/07/2007 9:05:28 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 13 replies · 592+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 2, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorOctober 2, 2007Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Rudy Giuliani has tried every trick in the book in order to persuade pro-life voters to consider him for the Republican nomination for president. Now a congressman with a long record of opposing abortion has labeled the former mayor pro-life and said he would have voted mostly pro-life if he had been a congressman as well.Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, says that if Giuliani were a member of Congress today, he'd be considered pro-life."In a hypothetical comparison of congressional votes, Mayor Giuliani's voting record would mirror the voting record of...
  • Editor's Report (Texas Transportation Get-Togethers)

    06/06/2007 3:50:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 341+ views
    Associated Construction Publications ^ | June 18, 2007 (Yes, that's what it really said) | Liz Moucka
    We are exactly one month away from the second annual Texas Transportation Forum to be held July 18–20 in Austin at the Hilton Austin located at 500 East 4th Street, one block north of the Austin Convention Center. Local, regional and state leaders will join national experts in exploring the solutions to "Keep Texas Moving." The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Associated General Contractors of Texas, the Texas Good Roads Transportation Association, and the Texas Transportation Institute are co-hosts for the event. The keynote speaker for the opening session on July 19 will be Alan E. Pisarski, author of...
  • Martin Frost (D-Texas) Concedes! (Bwahahaha!)

    11/02/2004 7:27:19 PM PST · by Redbob · 103 replies · 709+ views
    vanity | 11-2-4 | self
    Just heard Martin Frost concede the election to Republican Pete Sessions! With 21% of precincts reporting, he trailed Sessions 57% - 43%. To his credit, Frost's speech was brief, and gentlemanly.
  • Frost Concedes to Sessions

    11/02/2004 7:28:27 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 16 replies · 256+ views
    FOX 4 | November 2, 2004
    Frost Concedes to Sessions
  • U.S. House Race Predictions

    10/31/2004 1:04:56 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies · 2,930+ views
    October 31, 2004
    Colorado District 3: state Rep. Ken Salazar will defeat Greg Walcher, whose past support for transferring water from Western Slope to Denver is an Achilles Heel in this drought-plagued district. Dem. Pickup. Illinois District 8: Congressman Phil Crane has been caught napping, and the collapse of the Illinois G.O.P. will combine to elect Melissa Bean. Dem. Pickup. Kansas Distrcit 3: In a minor surprise, conservative Kris Kobach will very narrowly defeat Congressman Dennis Moore. A recount is possible. Rep. Pickup. Louisiana District 7: There will be a runoff between Lafayette surgeon Charles Boustany and Lake Charles state Senator Willie Mount,...
  • GOP Could Pick Up Five House Seats, Says Human Events

    10/23/2004 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 10-23-04 | Gizzi, John
    GOP Could Pick Up 5 House Seats by John Gizzi Posted Oct 22, 2004 With a week to go before Americans vote in all 435 congressional districts, Republicans look poised to expand their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, based largely on favorable redistricting since the 2000 census. In the swing states of Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Republicans managed to dominate the redistricting process after the census, raising the number of safe Republican seats there. In Texas, a masterful (if controversial and belated) redistricting is now almost certain to yield the bulk of national Republican gains in this election...
  • {TX} Redistricting Decision Jostles Candidates, Voters

    10/20/2004 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 10-20-04 | Gamboa, Suzanne, AP
    Redistricting decision jostles candidates, voters BY SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision sending Texas redistricting back to a lower court has created the possibility that the U.S. House members chosen by voters this election may have to run in an entirely different district in two years. Voters are choosing their U.S. representatives according to a map designed by the 2003 Legislature. The map, which replaced districts drawn by a federal court in 2001, has been highly controversial. The Supreme Court on Monday put a big question mark on the map's future when it told...
  • Libertarian {Spoilers} Could Rock the Texas Vote {for Congress} Nov. 2

    10/14/2004 3:13:47 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 594+ views
    Austin, TX, American-Statesman ^ | 10-14-04 | McNeely, Dave
    Libertarians could rock the Texas vote Nov. 2. Thursday, October 14, 2004 DALLAS — If you thought more Republicans are running in Texas' 32 congressional districts this year than Democrats, you'd be right. There are 29, versus 28 Democrats. If you thought Republicans had the most of any party, you'd be wrong. That's the Libertarians, with 30. They left unchallenged only Republicans Ron Paul of Surfside in the 14th District, the Libertarians' presidential candidate in 1988, and former Fort Worth Mayor Kay Granger in the 12th. The significance of this show of candidates is not that even one Texas Libertarian...
  • Congressman Pete Sessions'(R-TX) Streaking Stunt {from 1974} Exposed

    10/12/2004 8:24:28 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 113 replies · 3,867+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 10-12-04 | Not given
    Old school days long gone, but not forgotten: Congressman's streaking stunt exposed DALLAS The gloves have come off in a tight election race between two Texas congressmen -- and every other article of clothing appears to be fair game as well. Democrats are circulating old newspaper clippings of a 1974 college streaking stunt staged by hundreds of students at what was then called Southwest Texas State University. One of the participants was an 18-year-old freshman named Pete Sessions -- who grew up to become a conservative Republican congressman. A Sessions spokesman says the congressman's "old school days are long gone"...
  • Old school days long gone, but not forgotten: Texas congressman's streaking stunt exposed

    10/11/2004 8:28:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 56 replies · 2,131+ views
    AP ^ | 10/11/4 | LISA FALKENBERG
    DALLAS -- The gloves have come off in the tight election race between two Texas congressmen -- and every other article of clothing appears to be fair game as well. Democrats on Monday circulated old newspaper clippings of a 1974 college streaking stunt staged by hundreds of students -- including then-18-year-old Pete Sessions -- at Southwest Texas State University. The conservative Republican congressman -- who wrote a column condemning Janet Jackson's nude display during her 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance -- apparently bared his bottom with about 300 others in a stunt that ended with arrests and a clash with...
  • Surprise in a House Race Could Frost TX Republicans {Frost v. Sessions}

    09/19/2004 8:40:14 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 28 replies · 1,027+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09-19-04 | Hines, Cragg
    Surprise in a House race would frost Republicans Cragg Hines returns to old stomping grounds in North Dallas to check on why some local GOP types are fretting about a supposedly safe district By CRAGG HINES Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle ADDISON -- In the newly gerrymandered U.S. House seat centered on securely upmarket North Dallas, the biggest concern of the Republican candidate might normally be what kind of canapés to serve following the swearing-in next January. George W. Bush, a former district resident, easily carried the area in the 2000 presidential election, with almost 65 percent of the vote. It's...
  • Kidnapped Utah teen's dad backs Dem Martin Frost

    09/18/2004 10:07:20 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 21 replies · 669+ views
    associated press ^ | September 18, 2004
    Elizabeth Smart's father says he supports the representative's child welfare efforts DALLAS - The father of kidnapped Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart endorsed Rep. Martin Frost on Friday, saying he supports the Democrat's efforts involving child welfare. Ed Smart said Frost, of Dallas, should be re-elected for advocating a federal Amber Alert system, which broadcasts emergency messages in the event of a suspected child abduction. "This man here made it happen," Smart, a Republican, said in a story for today's editions of the Dallas Morning News. "He's ... dedicated to the betterment of our society." Amber Alerts were named after...
  • Bitter House race boils over (TX)

    08/18/2004 5:31:46 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 36 replies · 1,100+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Wednesday, August 18, 2004 | By Chuck Lindell
    Disagreement over yard signs turns to full-scale battle between men vying for Dallas-area congressional seat By Chuck Lindell AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, August 18, 2004 The post-redistricting showdown between Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions and Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Frost collapsed into a fit of name-calling and vitriol Tuesday, with Sessions' campaign labeled "immature" and Frost's tagged as "bizarre." What started as a snarky disagreement over campaign yard signs erupted into accusations of political dirty tricks and attempted intimidation, then erupted again when Frost's campaign revealed a 2-year-old police report indicating that Sessions had pulled up an opponent's yard signs during...
  • TX Democrats keep up with Republican opponents in campaign fund raising

    07/17/2004 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 431+ views
    Democrats keep up with Republican opponents in campaign fund raising Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — Texas' Democratic incumbents kept pace last quarter with the fund-raising efforts of their Republican challengers in congressional districts that were redrawn last year to favor the GOP. Republican leaders engineered the redistricting effort to eliminate a half-dozen incumbent Democrats from Congress. Five of the Democratic incumbents will be on the November ballot facing Republican challengers. The five Democrats raised a total of $3.08 million in the quarter ending June 30, compared to their Republican challengers, who raised $3.12 million. "This really shows that the Republicans...
  • Frost/Session Matchup Declared Most Competitive In Nation

    03/22/2004 5:56:40 AM PST · by rhinohunter · 6 replies · 245+ views
    Political State Report ^ | March 20, 2004 | Vince Leibowitz
    The Congressional District 32 race between 13-term Democratic Congressman Martin Frost and four-term Republican Pete Congressman Pete Sessions will be the most competitive race in the nation, according to Congress Daily, a publication of National Journal. In its annual report on the top House races, Congress daily noted: "Thirteen-term Democratic Rep. Martin Frost and four-term Republican Rep. Pete Sessions are already slugging their way to the general. This battle symbolizes the culmination of partisan hatred over the redistricting battle and will be the most competitive in the nation. The publication also offered its thoughts on a number of other Texas...
  • Sessions, Frost keep gloves on - 1st joint appearance by Dist 32 candidates is polite peek at issues

    01/26/2004 8:31:30 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 4 replies · 236+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 26, 2004 | By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News
    Sessions, Frost keep gloves on1st joint appearance by District 32 candidates is a polite peek at issues 08:29 AM CST on Monday, January 26, 2004By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News In detailing their divisions on civil liberties and the role of the federal government, Congressmen Pete Sessions and Martin Frost on Sunday foreshadowed the key issues of their nationally notable campaign-in-the-making. Their participation in a political issues breakfast forum at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas marked the first time the congressmen appeared together in public since Mr. Frost, a 13-term Arlington Democrat, announced Jan. 16 that he would challenge...
  • Martin Frost (Texas demonRAT) Slamming His Pubbie Opponent (Pete Sessions) - TALKING POINTS

    01/25/2004 2:01:49 PM PST · by harpu · 4 replies · 257+ views
    The Quorum Report ^ | 1/23/04 | Martin Frost Campaign Committee
    FROST & TX-32: MODERATE, EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP FOR DIVERSE, COMPETITIVE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT TX-32 & incumbency: Frost’s home for nearly three decades, and Sessions has never even voted there • Battle-tested in TX-32: Frost has won 11 contested elections in TX-32 territory; Session has won only 4. • Frost’s close ties to TX-32: He’s lived in TX-32 territory for 29 of the last 31 years, and represented key parts of it for 25 years. For 25 years, he’s been an effective, high-profile Member in the Dallas-Fort Worth media market. TX-32’s Oak Cliff neighborhood has been Frost’s home for nearly 30 years, and...
  • Sessions, Frost ready to rumble - the "No. 1" race in the nation (Texas)

    01/18/2004 8:27:45 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 31 replies · 381+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 18, 2004 | By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News
    Sessions, Frost ready to rumbleCongressional rivals eager to face off but hold their best punches for later08:43 PM CST on Saturday, January 17, 2004By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News The "No. 1" race in the nation. The "tip of the spear" among big-money contests. With the Martin Frost vs. Pete Sessions congressional contest all of two days old, political observers – and the candidates themselves – are hyping its significance as if boxing promoter Don King had been advising them. To be sure, the race between the sitting congressmen will, by all accounts, be expensive and passionately partisan....
  • Frost to challenge incumbent Sessions for U.S. House seat

    01/16/2004 2:22:11 PM PST · by BushisTheMan · 17 replies · 200+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 01/16/2004 | Associated Press
    Veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Frost will announce plans today to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions in a bid to preserve his congressional career. Frost's current district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was dismantled by GOP map-drawers earlier this year who were looking to put more Republican Texans in Congress. A Democratic strategist confirmed reports, on condition of anonymity, that Frost will file to run in Congressional District 32. Reports were first published Thursday in The Dallas Morning News. The district encompasses part of north and west Dallas, the largely Hispanic neighborhoods of North Oak Cliff and part of...
  • Frost expected to challenge Sessions for seat

    01/15/2004 7:39:52 PM PST · by Tall_Texan · 11 replies · 148+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-15-04 | April Castro
    By APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Frost will announce plans Friday to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions in a bid to preserve his congressional career. Frost's current district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was dismantled by GOP map-drawers earlier this year who were looking to put more Republican Texans in Congress. A Democratic strategist confirmed reports, on condition of anonymity, that Frost will file to run in Congressional District 32. Reports were first published Thursday in The Dallas Morning News. The district encompasses part of north and west Dallas, the largely Hispanic neighborhoods of North...