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Press Release - Texas Reps. Cuellar, Hinojosa Endorse Clinton

June 15, 2007

More Than 50 TX Officials And Community Leaders Back Clinton

The Clinton Campaign announced the endorsements of Congressmen Henry Cuellar and Ruben Hinojosa and more than 50 Texas officials and community leaders.

"Senator Clinton is the only candidate with the experience and toughness to hit the ground running on her first day in the White House," Rep. Cuellar said.

"Hillary Clinton is a tested and visionary leader who won't forget about the people of South Texas when she reaches the White House," Rep. Hinojosa said. "Her commitment to expanding educational and economic opportunities for all Americans is unmatched."

"I enthusiastically endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America," said Carol Alvarado, Houston City Councilwoman and President of the Texas Municipal League. "Hillary has an outstanding record of supporting and including Latinas in the political process. As a Latina leader, I am proud to lend my support to a great American who will be a forceful advocate for my community."

"I am honored to have the support of so many local leaders from across Texas," Clinton said. "With their help, we'll take our message of change across the Lone Star State."

Today's endorsers join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in supporting Hillary, and illustrate her growing support in the Lone Star State. Yesterday, a poll by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum found that Clinton is tied with the top GOP contenders in head-to-head matchups and could put Texas in play in a general election. For more on the poll, visit http://www.texaslyceum.org/pollpage.aspx

Leading Texans Endorsing Hillary Today:

Dallas/Ft. Worth/Waco:

  • Fort Worth City Councilwoman Wendy Davis
  • Tarrant Constable Sergio De Leon, Fort Worth
  • Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Sidney Thompson, Ft. Worth
  • Former Officer Texas Trial Lawyers Dwain Dent, Ft. Worth
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria Katherine Hall, Dallas
  • Former President Texas Trial Lawyers Association Debbie Branson, Dallas
  • Former VP American Association of Justice Frank Branson, Dallas
  • Former DNC Treasurer Jess Hay, Dallas
  • State Democratic Executive Committee Member John Pouland, Ft. Worth
  • Former Chairman of University of Texas Board of Regents Bernard Rapoport, Waco
  • State Democratic Executive Committeeman Johnny Weaver, Texarkana
  • Business Leader Craig Hall, Dallas

Houston:

  • Houston City Councilwoman and President of the Texas Municipal League Carol Alvarado
  • Former Houston Mayor Lee Brown
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas Arthur Schechter, Houston
  • State Senator Mario V. Gallegos Jr., Galena Park
  • State Representative Hubert Vo, Houston
  • State Representative Senfronia Thompson, Houston
  • State Democratic Executive Committeewoman Rose A. Salas, Houston
  • Former Houston City Councilman Gordon Quan and Sylvia Quan
  • Texas Young Democrats President Shondra Wygal, Houston
  • State Democratic Executive Committeeman Lloyd Criss, Galveston
  • Chairman of the Texas Democratic County Chair Association Sharon Teal, Livingston

San Antonio:

  • Congressman Henry Cuellar, Laredo/San Antonio
  • Former Governor Dolph Briscoe, Uvalde
  • State Senator Carlos Uresti, San Antonio
  • Former U.S. Senator and Congressman Bob Krueger, New Braunfels
  • State Democratic Executive Committee Co-Parliamentarian Corinne Sabo, San Antonio
  • National Hispanic Institute Board Member Michael Soto, San Antonio
  • Business Leader Kate Marmion, Uvalde
  • Healthcare advocate Celina Peña, San Antonio
  • Former Marion Mayor Felix Arambula
  • Former DNC Director of the Base Vote Project Andy Hernandez, San Antonio

Laredo/Corpus Christi:

  • El Cenizo Mayor Raul Reyes
  • State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Corpus Christi
  • State Representative Abel Herrero, Corpus Christi
  • State Representative Juan Manuel Escobar, Kingsville
  • State Representative Richard Peña Raymond, Laredo
  • El Cenizo Commissioner Lesley Gonzalez
  • El Cenizo Commissioner Noe Hernandez

Austin:

  • Austin City Councilwoman Jennifer Kim
  • Former Land Commissioner Garry Mauro, Austin
  • Business Leader Roy Spence, Austin
  • Dolph Briscoe IV, Austin

McAllen/Brownsville:

  • Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, Rio Grande Valley
  • Brownsville Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Sally Arroyo
  • State Representative Rene Oliveira, Brownsville
  • State Representative Veronica Gonzales, McAllen
  • State Representative Armando Martinez, Weslaco
  • State Representative Aaron Peña, Edinburg
  • Hidalgo County District Clerk Laura Hinojosa, Edinburg
  • Former Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, McAllen
  • State Democratic Executive Committeewoman Rosalie Weisfeld, McAllen
  • South Texas Tejano Democrats Chair Victor Garza, Edinburg
  • Businessman Alonzo Cantu, McAllen
  • Former Hidalgo County Democratic Chair R.D. "Bobby" Guerra, McAllen

El Paso:

  • State Representative Vicente "Chente" Quintanilla, El Paso

Hillary Clinton, Press Release - Texas Reps. Cuellar, Hinojosa Endorse Clinton Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/292650

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