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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came to Dallas Wednesday to raise money for her party’s congressional candidates. But before she rubbed elbows with donors, the longtime Democratic leader talked to her base about healthcare, the economy and resisting President Trump’s agenda.

Throughout the speech, she seemed to be honing the Democratic message by focusing more heavily on appealing to middle-class workers.

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The 2016 elections scrambled the U.S. political map, but one trend did not change: Almost every big, urban county voted for Democrats. Not so in Texas’ third biggest county, where Fort Worth is the county seat. Tarrant County became the most conservative metropolitan county in the country, giving Donald Trump the widest margin of victory than any of the 20 largest counties in the U.S.

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A federal appeals court invalidated the Texas voter ID law this week. The controversial law is one of the strictest in the country, requiring voters to show one of seven forms of identification before casting their ballot. Despite the victory in court, the man who filed the lawsuit -- "Veasey v. Abbott" -- is cautious. 

Shelley Kofler / KERA News

As the congressman for a district with unemployment that's higher than the state average, and income that's lower, Rep. Marc Veasey has made jobs his top priority.  Not just creating jobs, but raising salaries for the people who live in Congressional District 33 which stretches from West Fort Worth to West Dallas.

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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, a Fort Worth Democrat, believes the United States can counter Russia’s insurgency in the Ukraine without deep military involvement.

United We Dream

When the President stands before Congress for his State of the Union address, an undocumented immigrant from Texas will be sitting in the audience. 

Each member of Congress can invite one guest to sit in the House gallery during the speech. 

Rep. Marc Veasey, a Fort Worth Democrat, chose Julieta Garibay.   She was with her parents when they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and entered Texas two decades ago. 

A new Congress took office today in Washington, D.C., and among the newcomers are a pair of trailblazers from Texas: Republican Ted Cruz, the first Latino to represent the Lone Star State in the Senate, and Democrat Marc Veasey, the first African-American House member from Tarrant County.

University of North Texas political scientist Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha says that while freshman often don't wield much power, newcomers Cruz, Veasey and U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, a Weatherford Republican, will face some heavyweight votes. 

Shelley Kofler / KERA

Fort Worth State House member Marc Veasey has defeated his Dallas challenger, former State Representative Domingo Garcia.

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Mail-in ballots for the the Congressional District 33 race in  Dallas and Tarrant Counties have exceeded mail-in ballot numbers turned in for the primary --  in half the time.

The brand new Congressional District 33 runoff race is one of the hottest in North Texas. Early voter turnout is already higher than predicted. Fort Worth’s Marc Veasey and Domingo Garcia, from Dallas, have honed their messages to win as many Democratic votes as possible. 

David Woo / Associated Press

Accusations of dishonesty and Republican involvement fired up the debate between Congressional District 33 Democrats Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey as they squared off at KERA Tuesday.

David Woo / Associated Press

The Democratic primary hopefuls in the new Congressional District 33 race traded political shots during Tuesday’s debate on KERA. 

Sparks flew in recent meetings between former Dallas State Representative Domingo Garcia and Fort Worth State House member Marc Veasey. Tonight, fireworks may flare again in KERA’s runoff debate between the two Democrats.

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There were 11 democrats vying for the Congressional District 33 nomination. Now the field has narrowed to two.

Bill Zeeble / KERA

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.

Underdogs of District 33 Persist

May 25, 2012
Dr. David Alameel Campaign

Marc Veasey and Domingo Garcia are the perceived frontrunners, but other contenders like Dr. David Alameel have become familiar to voters in the 33rd Congressional District.