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RELEASE: DCCC Meddles in Another Texas Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2018 CONTACT: Jeanne Stuart (903) 884-8806 jeanne@salernoforcongress.com DCCC Meddles in Another Texas Primary Local leaders and progressives tell DCCC: get out of Texas DALLAS, TX  — Official Statement from Lillian Salerno on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s interference in Democratic runoff for Texas Congressional District 32: “Folks here are sick and…

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Why They Run: Behind the boom in Texas women vying for Congress

WASHINGTON — Some of them always wanted to run, but were waiting on the right moment. Some were recruited. Others say they felt a sudden call to action. One thing they have in common: They want more people like them — more women, that is — representing Texans in Congress. Only three women serve in…

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Single Mom Challenging Fellow Dems Who Want To Take On Rep. Pete Sessions

DALLAS (CBS11) – From now until the March 6 primary, CBS11 is taking a closer look at some key races across Texas and specifically in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. One race generating a lot of interest is for the 32nd Congressional District in Dallas and Collin Counties, long held by Republican Pete Sessions. While this…

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How Monopolies Make Gender Inequality Worse

by Sally Hubbard A growing literature connects increased market concentration with the stark economic and political inequality citizens face today. Speaking at the recent Open Markets Institute conference America’s Monopoly Moment: Work, Innovation, and Control in an Age of Concentrated Power, Senator Elizabeth Warren said that studies show “consolidation even contributes to driving down wages…

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The Dallas Observer Q-and-A with Congressional Candidate Lillian Salerno

by Stephen Young Earlier this year, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced that it’s targeting the seat of U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, the Dallas Republican in District 32. Sessions has drawn four competitive Democratic challengers — former Obama appointee Lillian Salerno, former WFAA-TV reporter Brett Shipp, former Hillary Clinton adviser Ed Meier and civil rights…

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MADE IN THE U.S.D.A.

As seen in Vanity Fair, written by Michael Lewis Rural Delivery By the time she left the little box marked “Rural Development,” Lillian Salerno had spent the better part of five years inside it. The box’s function was simple: to channel low-interest-rate loans, along with a few grants, mainly to towns with fewer than 50,000…

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Lillian Salerno leans on her East Dallas roots in her run for Congress

While walking across the White House’s West Lawn with President Obama, the gravity of the moment struck Lillian Salerno. Coming from a working-class East Dallas family with eight kids and running through Garrett Park, to working on policy with the president, Salerno knew she had come a long way. And apparently, she isn’t done. Salerno…

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GOP Rep. Pete Sessions Gets Another Democratic Challenger

Lillian Salerno announced Tuesday that she is jumping into the field of Democrats hoping to take on Texas GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, as Sessions emphasizes that he is definitely running for re-election. Democrats are targeting the district that includes northern Dallas, which Hillary Clinton narrowly won in November. In 2016, Sessions did not have a…

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DMN: Obama appointee Lillian Salerno joins race for congressional seat held by Pete Sessions

An appointee of former President Barack Obama is diving into the Democratic race to determine the nominee against incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions. Lillian Salerno, who served as President Barack Obama’s deputy undersecretary of rural development for the Department of Agriculture, will officially launch her candidacy for Congress on Tuesday at Randall Park in Dallas. “I…

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Want to rescue rural America? Bust monopolies.

Since President Trump’s election, much has been made of his rural, heartland voters, and how politicians can better serve them, with most discussion centering on international trade and globalization. But there is another political and economic disaster crushing the heartland — one politicians could solve now, if they chose to. For decades, rural America has been punished…

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