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In New CD33, Some Endorsements Reveal More Than Others
Bottom Line – Domingo Doesn’t Seem To Get It
Garcia is grasping to create the illusion of broad support. In reality, endorsements from people like Glenn Lewis and Kyev Tatum hurt Garcia more than help. Further, they reinforce Garcia’s own reputation for cutting deals with Republicans that promote the GOP agenda while betraying Democratic colleagues and constituencies.
There have been a number of endorsements announced by both Marc Veasey and by Domingo Garcia during the campaign for the Democratic nomination in new Congressional District 33. The most revealing of them, however, may be those announced in just the last few days.
Recently, Marc Veasey won the endorsement of State House Members Roberto Alonzo and Rafael Anchia. At about the same time, Domingo Garcia announced that he has been endorsed by former State House Member Glenn Lewis and former CD33 candidate Kyev Tatum. Alonzo and Anchia have very different styles, reputations and priorities than Lewis and Tatum. The endorsements by Alonzo and Anchia would benefit any candidate. Conversely, it's hard to understand why any Democratic candidate would seek the endorsement of Lewis or Tatum.
Recent Veasey Endorsers Help Him
Representatives Roberto Alonzo and Rafael Anchia
Alonzo and Anchia are among the most highly respected and well-liked Democratic leaders in Texas.
Roberto Alonzo – Rep. Alonzo is one of the most senior House Members in the DFW area.
Rafael Anchia – Rep. Anchia is a generation younger than Roberto Alonzo and widening the trail blazed by Rep. Alonzo.
Recent Garcia Endorsers Hurt Him
Former State Representative Glenn Lewis and Rev. Kyev Tatum
Lewis and Tatum are most notable for their ties to Republicans and their support and facilitation of Republican prioritites.
Glenn Lewis – Former State Representative Lewis lost his seat in the Legislature to Marc Veasey. Lewis remains is among the least liked public figures in Fort Worth.
Kyev Tatum – Reverend Tatum is a political gadfly and not a Democrat. His views and past political activities are more aligned with the Republican Party. He runs for office with no apparent chance of winning and makes bizarre and untrue statements.