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So folks, for any of you tuning in, I'm hearing there's this guy named Wesley Reed, a Democrat, who is running to challenge me in my own district.  No, I'm not looking to talk about his service to this country.  Let's talk about my pajamas.  Those are priceless, right?
Since defeating Rep. Solomon Ortiz for re-election in 2010, Tea Party Rep. Blake Farenthold is in his second term in Congress serving Texas' 27th Congressional District.  TX-27 has a PVI of R+13 so it's certainly not going to be an easy district for the Democratic Party to win if it does, that's for sure.

However, that's not stopping Democratic Candidate Wesley Reed from running what is considered a big uphill battle to unseat Rep. Farenthold.

In case any of you living in or nearby TX-27, want a change from Mr. Pajamas and want to meet Wesley Reed, tomorrow at 2 pm (CST) he will be having a coffee chat in Corpus Christi, TX.  Details of the event are as follows:

Coffee with the Colonel

Friday, March 14, 2014

2:00pm in CDT

Come talk with me over a cup of coffee.

Special Guest: Democratic Candidate for Land Commissioner John Cook. The office of the Land Commissioner provides services for 1.7 Million Veterans in the state of Texas.

American Legion
5323 Kostoryz Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Here's some background on Wesley Reed.  Immigration certainly is a big issue in Texas and Reed is definitely vocal about it, being pro-comprehensive immigration reform:

"That said, our current system is broken and needs reform," he continued. "I sit on the House Judiciary Committee, where we’ve been actively working on concrete solutions to fix our nation’s immigration policy, piece-by-piece. Over the last several months, our committee has already made key advancements in reforming our immigration system by passing individual measures aimed at fixing specific problems with the current system."

The incumbent faces Democratic newcomer Wesley Reed, a 44-year-old FedEx pilot and Marine Corps Reserve member who has lived in the district for nearly six years. Reed has been seeking the support of immigration advocates, arguing that the congressman is wrong for joining his party in opposing broad reforms prior to the November general election.

"[Republicans] are more willing to adhere to tea party talking points to try to make sure they have their tea party base and support from them so they don't get any kind of primary so they can stay in office," Reed said. "But that's not what we need to do as a Congress. We need to make sure that we work together to find legitimate solutions to the problems for the people who are here undocumented."

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  •  I think this is a great idea, and that Col. Reed (0+ / 0-)

    is doing a great service for his country. Even if he has zero chance of winning (I think his chance is small, but there), he's introducing voters to Democratic ideas and providing an alternative to the corrupt ideologues of the GOTP.

    "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

    by Australian2 on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 11:26:29 PM PDT

    •  We're proceeding with low expectations (0+ / 0-)

      Wesley Reed's only had a few months in his campaign so for and he's got an uphill battle but we'll see.  Any coverage he can get on Daily Kos and elsewhere helps in the end, even if it may achieve just a few % points in votes for him in the end on November 4th.

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