This is very good news for Felicia Harris:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2012
Congressmen Pete Olson and Bill Flores Endorse Felicia Harris
for 14th Congressional District Runoff Election
League City, TX – Having earned a position in the run-off for the Republican nomination in the newly drawn 14th Congressional District, Felicia Harris today announced the endorsements of conservative Republican Congressmen Pete Olson (TX-22) and Bill Flores (TX-17). Olson currently represents portions of Galveston County which are now included in the new 14th Congressional District and has represented northern Brazoria County since 2009.
“I am very proud to endorse Felicia Harris as the strongest candidate to fight for conservative principles in Congress and defeat former Democrat Congressman Nick Lampson this November,” said Congressman Pete Olson. “I was honored to have the support of people from across our area to oust Nick Lampson in 2008 – I know what it takes to beat him. Felicia’s commitment to limited government principles, new American energy development, and a full repeal of Obamacare will give voters a clear choice in the general election.
“In 2010 I learned firsthand how difficult it can be to take on an incumbent member of Congress. With Nick Lampson looking to return to Congress, there is no better candidate than Felicia Harris to take the fight to Nick and win this November,” said Congressman Bill Flores. “We need more people like Felicia Harris in Congress who will fight for limited government, balanced budgets and serious spending cuts in order to restore America’s promise, prosperity and security for our children and grandchildren. I am also proud to endorse her as a fellow Texas Aggie.”
“It is an amazing honor to have the support of such steadfast conservative leaders like Congressmen Pete Olson and Bill Flores,” said Felicia Harris. “This November, our country has the opportunity to elect new, conservative leadership in Congress, the Senate, and the White House. We cannot allow the ‘spend first and ask questions later’ attitude of defeated former Congressman Nick Lampson to make its way back into Congress. I hope to earn the vote and trust of the 14th Congressional District so I can join great conservative leaders like Pete Olson and Bill Flores in their efforts to repeal Obamacare, stop EPA assaults on Texas energy producers, and reign in the vast spending increases created by Barack Obama.”
About Felicia Harris: Harris is a lifelong Texan, graduate of Texas A&M University, and earned a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law. After settling in Brazoria County more than a decade ago, she became active in her community and, to help guide the booming growth of the city, was appointed to the Pearland Economic Development Corporation in 2003 and 2005. Harris was elected to two terms on the Pearland City Council and has served as a Republican Party precinct chair for precinct 64 in Brazoria County where she helped elect conservatives like Congressman Pete Olson to office.
Paid for By Felicia Harris for Congress
Make no mistake, this wasn’t a tepid endorsement by Rep. Olson – in fact, I’ve rarely heard him more animated. During a conference call on the endorsements (which Rep. Flores was unable to attend), Pete stressed that Felicia was a true conservative that could take the fight to Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and that she could defeat Nick Lampson in the general election this November.
I’ve liked Felicia as a candidate to replace Ron Paul since I first met her last fall. She is incredibly intelligent, knows the issues of that far ranging district and how to address them, is tough as nails and will not be pushed around, and is articulate and can drive the conservative agenda. When voters get to know her, they like her, as evidenced by her performance in the primary after having been outspent but not outworked.
Kudos to Pete for recognizing talent when he sees it! You know, like me! 😉