Skip to comments.Republican Linda Vega Will Run for Cornyn's Senate Seat
Posted on 10/23/2013 1:43:40 PM PDT by cotton1706
Republican attorney and activist Linda Vega will run in the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by John Cornyn.
During a Tuesday announcement five months ahead of the March primaries, Vega said she will push for limited government and the fight against excessive government spending.
Washington, D.C., needs a red-state model on education and economic growth, that of low taxes and pro-business, she said.
And she said there are "politicians from our own state who feel so entitled to their political position that one week they tell you they are for something, but the following week they are against the same thing they previously supported."
Cornyn campaign manager Brendan Steinhauser said that "as the second most conservative senator in America, Sen. Cornyn looks forward to discussing his record and welcomes Ms. Vega into the race.
The senior senator's campaign doesn't appear financially vulnerable as of Sept. 30, he had nearly $7 million in cash on hand, according to Roll Call. But Cornyn could face additional opposition in the 2014 GOP primary, as Tea Party operatives looking to swing the seat further to the right seek candidates to run against him.
Originally from Weslaco in South Texas, Vega is a Houston attorney and previously worked for the U.S. Department of Labor. Her practice is focused on immigration and labor law, according to a biography on her campaign website.
Vega is also a founding member of Latinos Ready to Vote, a conservative political advocacy group that promotes voter registration and participation among Latinos.
Vega describes herself as supportive of immigration reform but warns against a system that penalizes businesses.
"In Texas, we believe that the power comes from the individual, from hard work and the private sector," Vega said. "Small businesses are often the first start to the road of prosperity for many immigrants who come here in search of the American dream."
In her announcement, Vega said she admires Gov. Rick Perry. She has also previously lent her support to Attorney General Greg Abbott in his bid for governor, calling his outreach to the Latino community positive conservatism.
I’m not sure. Like you say, leave it to Texan Freeps, BUT she is the name I have been reading over and over again when people talk about potential trouble for Cornyn. Presumably, she has a high name ID in the state,
Supposedly, she’s a conservative activist.
I dunno. I’m always hoping for a non-atty because the candidate has three strikes against him just from the start. Then I heard Cruz was from Harvard and figured “he’ll be bought within a week, how could Palin want him?” And he’s been a gift. Shaking Cornyn up looks mighty nice.
If she’s truly conservative, Cornyn will be in trouble with a hispanic woman running against him. A Palin endorsment would literally kill his senate career and remove him from power.
During the temporary lapse in funding, I swear I saw John Cornyn’s picture on a milk carton.
“Anything to push Cornyn into a run-off.”
Right, exactly. And Wyatt and Stovall are also in the race. If we can keep Cornyn under 50%, we can remove him from power. The worry is, who comes in 2nd??
Wendy Davis screwed up...she should have taken on Cornyn instead of running for Governor.
She’s an immigration lawyer. That probably means she’s pro-amnesty, with all the trimmings.
“The Vega Law Firm practices exclusively in the area of Immigration Law”
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If it looks and smells bad, it must be bad.
This candidate smells.
We do not need more lawyers to represent us Texans in DC.
Already 225 of them are lawyers......
Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Dean Heller (R-NV)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
James Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Pat Toomey (R-PA)
David Vitter (R-LA)
Anyone will be an improvement over that sell out Cornyn.
She’s a little vague on immigration reform.
And Mike Lee was an attorney, right?
There’s no way she’s winning that race. Texas will reject abortion barbie by double digits.
Anyone will be an improvement over that sell out Cornyn.”
I sure ever won’t vote for Cornyn again but Vega as a viable option? I don’t have a problem with her being an attorney, her being an immigration activist is particularly troubling. At this juncture I don’t see that she would offer any good reason to vote for her, considering what she has been doing for a living - and probably quite profitably. Need to find out more about Stovall.
ABSOLUTELY..pass this one up..a true separatist.She is all part of the Hispanic Outreach demographic-club-wielding crowd. She was running for state senate, I believe but I guess her ego got ahead of her here...
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