FORT WORTH -- State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, today threw her support behind state Rep. Marc Veasey in the runoff race for the 33rd Congressional District.
Veasey faces former state Rep. Domingo Garcia of Dallas in the Democratic primary runoff election on July 31.
Davis, who did not endorse a candidate during the initial primary race, said Thursday that she is backing Veasey because he is "the most capable candidate to build a coalition" to represent voters throughout the district that stretches from Fort Worth's Stockyards to Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhood.
"I know Marc Veasey is focused on the priorities of hardworking North Texans, whether it is strong public education to encourage job growth or protecting family budgets from predatory lending,” Davis said. “I fully endorse Marc Veasey because he is the partner we need in North Texas to create new jobs and strengthen our local economy.”
“I have enormous respect for the other candidates who were willing to put themselves on the line and add their voice to the conversation as to how Texas can do better, particularly friends here at home such as Councilwoman Kathleen Hicks, J.R. Molina, Rev. Kyev Tatum, and Judge Manny Valdez,” she said. “Each of them gave voice to the priorities of the people in this community. And each contributed greatly to assuring that those voices will continue to resonate. I know that these community leaders will continue their legacy of service to this community, and I look forward to working with each of them.”
Garcia has already received an endorsement from state Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas.
The winner of the runoff faces Republican Chuck Bradley of Fort Worth in the November general election.
-- Anna M. Tinsley