June 24, 2008
TexBlog PAC endorses Chris Turner

I am happy to pass along the following announcement:

TexBlog PAC Proudly Endorses Chris Turner

TexBlog PAC formally endorsed Democrat Chris Turner for State Representative today. Turner is running in House District 96, in southern Tarrant County, against Republican incumbent Bill Zedler.

Winning House District 96

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House District 96 contains most of the southern areas of Arlington and Fort Worth, along with the communities of Crowley, Kennedale and Rendon and parts of Mansfield and Burleson.

In 2006, Republican Bill Zedler narrowly avoided a loss, managing only 52.46% of the vote:

Additionally, as Turner's website shows, Democrats turned out in the March primary at a rate almost 2.5 times higher than Republicans - a larger ratio than the statewide average. More Democrats voted in the HD 96 House District in Tarrant County than in any other House District in the County.

About Chris Turner - A Committed, Hard-Working Candidate

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Born in Sherman and raised in Dallas, Chris went to Dallas' Skyline High School and is a UT-Austin graduate with a degree in Government. Before launching his campaign, Chris Turner worked as District Director for Texas Congressman Chet Edwards (D - Waco). During his time with Congressman Edwards, Chris gained experience working across party lines to meet the needs of Texans from all walks of life.

Chris' experience with the highly successful Congressman Edwards campaign will come in handy as he runs for office in HD 96. From his website:

Chris has also managed Edwards' last four highly competitive and successful re-election campaigns, during which he was recognized for his leadership ability and organizational skills in the midst of challenging circumstances.

Donate to Chris Turner Today and Help Us Take Back the House!

We will be writing more about Chris in the coming days, weeks, and months. In the meantime, please join our efforts and donate anything you can - $10, $25, or $50 - to help us take back the House as we do our part to turn Texas blue!

Chris Turner joins Diana Maldonado on the list of TexBlog PAC endorsed candidates. We will be announcing a third endorsed candidate at the Thursday fundraiser at the Rice Lofts, so please come out there and see who that will be. Finally, if you haven't done so, you can listen to my interview with Chris Turner here.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 24, 2008 to Election 2008