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February 23, 2012

Congressional Disgrace Gets Unusual Opponent

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If nothing else, it promises to be entertaining.

Nine-term Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who easily won reelection in 2010 with 70 percent of the vote, will face a challenge this November from Maurice Duhon Jr., who writes a political blog and is also a Houston-area rapper who goes by the name Cornbreadd.

Duhon announced his candidacy on Tuesday, and told the Houston Press that he's running because "I believe we can do better.

The sad thing is that Mr. Duhon is correct -- but that isn't setting the bar particularly high, given Queen Sheila's history of camera-hogging, buffoonish statements, and abuse of both staff and citizens. And let's be honest -- she doesn't have any real signature accomplishments after nearly two decades in Congress.

By the way -- here's the "Cornbreadd Epistle" announcing Duhon's candidacy.

Dear fellow Americans,

It has been my recent honor to announce my candidacy for elected office in your United States Congress representing the great 18th District of Texas-Houston. Being a native Houstonian, raised and educated in the 18th district, I have grown to respect and admire the honor and valuable history that resides within this district and our city of Houston as a whole. Although I am fervently proud of both our district and our city, I believe we can do better. The current instability of our financial markets, a rising rate of poverty, and a massive national debt are just a few of the reasons why we must do better.

I plan to introduce and participate in an evolved and updated political conversation with the residents and business owners of the 18th district and her surrounding areas. I believe this conversation will create the potential needed to maneuver the 18th Congressional District into her rightful position of extreme political relevancy concerning our nationís federal policies and decision making process.

I believe it is your voice that needs to be heard in our nationís capital. I also believe the issues and solutions this campaign offers for review will lead to an attainable and realistic path of financial and social growth for this grand district, her residents, and the awesome city and country in which we reside.

I hope within the coming months you have the opportunity to become more familiar with myself and the Maurice Duhon for Congress Campaign. Together, we can move the American taxpayer back into the driverís seat of our nationís economy. Together, we can bring your issues to your nationís capital. Together we can work to elect a New Voice and a New Choice to represent the illustrious 18th District in your United States Congress. Thank you for taking the time to read this message. I am grateful for the opportunity to run as a candidate in our 2012 elections. I am also humbled by the task at hand.

Many Thanks,

Maurice E. Duhon, Jr.

Sounds intriguing.

And here's the flyer for Duhon's first campaign fundraiser.

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Hmmm -- maybe more than entertaining. Maybe more than intriguing. Maybe quite enlightening.





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