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Garcia And Veasey Seek Early Votes

May 25, 2012

It’s the last day of early voting before next Tuesday’s primary. In the crowded race for the new Congressional District 33 seat, two perceived frontrunners are still campaigning.

It’s morning in Oak Cliff. Standing by volunteers and his campaign bus, former Dallas City Council member and State Representative Domingo Garcia gets ready to roll across the new district the covers parts of Dallas and Tarrant Counties. He’ll make five stops, and especially target Fort Worth State Representative, Marc Veasey.

"Wall Street bankers are not funding my campaign. I’m not being taken care of by polluters and pay day lenders like my opponent is," Garcia said.

Veasey said North Texas Democrats would not be endorsing him if that were true. Veasey says when Garcia served in the State house, he had a reputation of failing to get along with fellow Democrats.

"Whomever is elected to this position is going to be asked to be a strong uniter and a Democratic leader. I’m head and shoulders more qualified and have the best track record in regards to that," he said.

Veasey and Garcia both say they have hundreds of volunteers gearing up for the get out the vote effort on election day. And both express confidence they will at least make a runoff to earn the seat.