A Senator worthy of the Texas name | Joe Kennedy III

If there was ever a Texan the United States Senate needs, it’s my friend Beto O’Rourke.

Beto embodies what is best and brightest in the fine state of Texas: Warmth. Independence. Moxie. Faith. Beto is dogged, he is decent and he is a breath of fresh air in a town far too content to accept status quos.

I am so proud to stand with him, to back his campaign with everything I’ve got, and to fight with all of you in the months ahead for a Senator worthy of the Texas name.

Rep. Joe Kennedy III at the Texas Democratic Party’s 2017 JJ Dinner. https://twitter.com/texasdemocrats/status/906703928162766849

“I’ll never forget barnstorming the state with my uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy, campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008.” — Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Texas is near and dear to my heart. I’ll never forget barnstorming the state with my uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy, campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008. We finished up late one night at a hall in Laredo, with only a handful of voters left to meet with us. Uncle Teddy didn’t blink. Without missing a beat, he got behind the mic, raised his hands, and belted out “Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes” in his booming Boston accent. The crowd went crazy for the old ranchero song and the Massachusetts mariachi who sang it.

As we march forward, we will look to Texas. Because long before the resistance was a movement sweeping the streets of cities like Boston and San Francisco, Texans were waging that battle. A proud, progressive firewall, navigating conservative tides on women’s health, on gun violence, on civil rights.

That grit and determination, that vision — that’s what I see in Beto and his scrappy campaign for U.S. Senate.

Big money and special interests don’t want Beto in the Senate — and that’s why your grassroots support is so critical. Thank you for joining me in supporting my friend Beto.

Sincerely,

Joe Kennedy III
Member of Congress

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