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Posts published in “Day: March 13, 2018

Sylvia Garcia wins big; Bates defeats Coffey

Sylvia Garcia and Congressman Gene Green at the campaign’s East end headquarters, greet cheering supporters as the election results indicate she has won. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

House leader Pelosi fires up Democrats

By Allan Jamail

Election Day – March 6, 2018 — Senator Sylvia Garcia crushed 6 opposing candidates vying for the 29th Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Gene Green.

Garica’s win came after a recent visit to Houston by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of California. Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress. From 2007 to 2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history. Pelosi spoke at the Harris County Democratic Party’s (HCDP) annual fundraiser to a record crowd. Chairwoman Lillie Schechter of the HCDP said this year’s event set a fund raising record and an attendance record with over 3,500 Democrat activists.