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#1 2017-05-09 21:58:32

From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-26
Posts: 991

Elliott McFadden challenges U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith's seat

Elliott McFadden (D) is challenging U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R) for his congressional seat.  Most of you know McFadden as the founder of Austin's first car-share service (which Car2Go then put out of business), editor of a now-defunct bike blog (was that Austin on Two Wheels?), and the founder and director of Austin's BCycle bike rental program.

He's not alone:  There are eight Dems in total challenging Smith, so far.  In the last election, Smith's Democratic challenger got a measly 36% of the vote, so whoever gets the nomination has an uphill battle.  This is Texas, after all.


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