A former top policy aide to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE is jumping into the race to challenge Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas).
Ed Meier on Wednesday announced his campaign with a new website and video, in which he plays up his Texas roots and service in Clinton’s State Department while linking Sessions to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE.
“This is a pivotal moment. We have a president who creates chaos, not compromise. But Congressman Pete Sessions has voted with Donald Trump 100 percent of the time,” Meier says in the ad.
“No matter who you voted for, do you support Donald Trump 100 percent of the time? For Congressman Sessions, it’s not about listening to you, it’s about taking care of Donald Trump.”
While the Dallas-area 32nd District is deep red and Sessions ran unopposed last year, Clinton defeated Trump in the district. That result gave Democrats hope that they can flip the seat by tying Sessions to Trump.
The ad rips Sessions over footage from a town hall where he scolded constituents and told them they “don’t know how to listen” as he faced angry voters over the GOP’s push to repeal ObamaCare.
“We’ve heard enough, that’s why so many Texans are speaking out, and that’s why I’m running for Congress,” the video says.
Meier is one of a handful of Democratic hopefuls looking to fight through the primary to take on Sessions.
The field also includes Colin Allred, a former NFL linebacker who served in the Obama administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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