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Deval Patrick Stumps with Former NFL Player and Congressional Candidate

Deval Patrick Stumps with Former NFL Player and Congressional Candidate

Texas Democrat Colin Allred got some help in his bid to represent the 32nd Congressional District. Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrickvisited the Lone Star State to lend the former NFL player some support in Allred’s bid to unseat incumbent Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX). The pair campaigned together on Sunday launching a block walk in a Dallas-Fort Worth suburb which was followed by a sit-down with campaign volunteers and fellows at campaign HQ. Patrick was already slated to be in Texas to deliver a speech on Saturday at the NAACP’s annual conference in San Antonio. The potential presidential candidate has said he planned to stump this summer for candidates in elections where he can be helpful. Politico reports that Patrick also planned to meet with Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who is running to unseat Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). The two-term Governor said he will make a decision on his 2020 aspirations by the end of the year. More here.

Judge Halts Trump Admin from Deporting Reunited Families and Admonishes Administration’s Slow Response on Reuniting Children

Judge Halts Trump Admin from Deporting Reunited Families and Admonishes Administration’s Slow Response on Reuniting Children

Bob Menéndez Probes CFPB on Disbanded Consumer Advisory Board

Bob Menéndez Probes CFPB on Disbanded Consumer Advisory Board