April 18 2012


Veasey leads all District 33 candidates in funds raised

(Dallas) At the close of the first fundraising quarter in the hotly contested race for the new 33rd Texas congressional district, State Representative Marc Veasey turned in a strong fundraising report which, along with a number of major endorsements, make him a clear frontrunner.

The campaign reported raising $127,425 since just January 1st. Over 200 individuals have given to Veasey. Both the amount raised and the number of donors leads all candidates running in New Texas Congressional District 33. Veasey ended the quarter with well over $100,000 cash on hand. Only millionaire candidates David Alameel and Domingo Garcia have more cash on hand. Veasey will enter the last six weeks of the election with momentum and the resources needed to mobilize his supporters for the May 29th Democratic Primary.

“Clearly our message of standing up to failed Republican leaders in Texas and in Washington is being heard. The strong and broad financial support for our campaign is clear evidence that families in new District 33 want a congressman who they can trust to fight for good jobs, education their children and protection of Social Security and Medicare. I’m very proud that our contributions come from every part of North Texas. Our support reflects the diversity of New District 33 and my commitment to build a coalition of working families united to help President Obama complete his work to save the economy and restore justice and opportunity,” said Veasey.

Veasey served as a key congressional staffer for former Member of Congress Martin Frost prior to being elected to the state house. Veasey has experience working in virtually every precinct in the new district. CD33 is a diverse, strongly Democratic district where minority voters make up more than 80 percent of the total population. The citizen voting age population is approximately, 39 percent Hispanic, 25 percent African American and 36 percent Anglo/other.

In just the last few weeks, Veasey has racked up major endorsements that reflect broad and diverse support from within the district. Veasey’s most recent endorsements include the Texas AFL-CIO, the Dallas County Young Democrats, the Dallas County Chapter of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats and former U.S. Congressman Martin Frost.

“No one in this race can match Marc’s record of building broad and effective coalitions to get things done,” said campaign manager Jane Hamilton. “Politically, that translates into Marc being the ideal candidate to win this race but more importantly, it makes him the person best able to represent this district in Washington.”