Election Briefs: Veasey expects a runoff in 33rd Congressional District

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by CASEY NORTON

WFAA

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 29 at 5:54 PM

DALLAS — The 33rd District is the only Congressional seat that includes parts of Dallas and Fort Worth. The leading Democratic Fort Worth candidate is believed to be State Rep. Marc Veasey, who says he has made new friends in West Dallas to help him win votes.

Veasey was one of the plaintiffs in the Democratic lawsuit to protect minority voters in the new 33rd. It includes parts of the old 24th District that Veasey is familiar with.

He worked for the former U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, and has used those contacts to build support in Oak Cliff and Grand Prairie.

Veasey said he expects a runoff for the 33rd. He says he is prepared to campaign through July 31.

He has raised $400,000 compared to Dallas-based candidate Dr. David Alameel, who has loaned his campaign close to $2 million. Dallas attorney Domingo Garcia has also loaned his campaign cash from his personal fortune.

E-mail cnorton@wfaa.com

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