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"...Precisely because of Republican gerrymandering, Doggett does not face a competitive race in his district, anchored in San Antonio, narrowly running up I-35 to Austin, and heavily Democratic. He has a token GOP opponent – electrician David Smalling – but no real prospect of losing his race...."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett during remarks on the House floor after Republicans proposed a vote on a balanced budget amendment..."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett was in town last Tuesday for a Texas Public Interest Research Group press conference at Escuelita del Alma, devoted to the TexPIRG's annual "Trouble in Toyland" report on dangerous toys (www.uspirg.org)..."
"...U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett held a town hall meeting with a largely supportive audience on Sunday as part of Indivisible Austin Citywide Gathering..."
"...As we noted recently on this blog, history and raw numbers would suggest that Congressman Lloyd Doggett is a shoo-in to win reelection in District 25. But nervous talk among Democrats at Tuesday’s Central Texas Democratic Forum had us wondering whether his campaign had seen any worrying poll numbers...."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-San Antonio/Austin, by phone from Washington, during the first days of the 115th Congress..."
"...As the drums of war in D.C. beat furiously once again, Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett spoke out against precipitous and unilateral U.S..."
"...Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett is convinced that Texas Republicans are after him, and he’s warning Travis County residents that the GOP is cooking up a plan to divide them into even more Congressional districts in yet another attempt to drive him from office...."
"...Republican efforts to oust liberal Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett are starting to bear fruit: The Texas Tribune is reporting that state Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, intends to run for the proposed new Congressional District 35, which would run from East Austin to San Antonio...."
"...Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett warned Travis County residents last week that he'd heard descriptions of a map to further gerrymander the county into four Congressional districts, even worse than the ridiculous three-way split we currently have. Today, he announced he's seen what may be the actual map and sent out copies (See graphic)...."
"...Democrats at the Driskill just did something they've done little of tonight: celebrate. Congressman Lloyd Doggett just took the stage to celebrate his apparent victory of Republican Tea Party favorite Donna Campbell...."
"...The odds of Columbus emergency room physician Donna Campbell, a Republican, unseating eight-term Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett are pretty slim (and slimmer yet for the Libertarian candidate, Austinite Jim Stutsman). But don't tell that to the tea partiers – they've gotten it into their heads that, because seven of Congressional District 25's counties are rural and President Obama's popularity has taken a tumble, Doggett is vulnerable to the Colorado County doctor..."
"...In case it wasn't clear that Tom DeLay wouldn't get everything he wanted, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin-and-points-south, drove the point home in his late-late-night victory speech at the Democratic confab at the Driskill..."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett – whose new District 35 now runs from Eastern Travis through Hays and Caldwell down I-35 to San Antonio – to tell me bluntly on Tuesday, "If we can't get more people out to vote, I'm not going back to Washington..."
"...Well, the tea partiers weren't crazy to think they could defeat Lloyd Doggett. Wrong, maybe, but not crazy...."
"...Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett is convinced that Texas Republicans are after him, and he's warning Travis County residents that the GOP is cooking up a plan to divide them into even more congressional districts in yet another attempt to drive him from office. "Apparently, Tom DeLay did not go far enough for my colleagues Mr..."
"...Republican efforts to oust Austin's Congressman Lloyd Doggett are starting to bear fruit: Last week, the Texas Tribune broke the news that state Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, intends to run for the proposed new Congressional District 35, which would run from East Austin to San Antonio...."
"...That's consistent with her unique and curious campaign in the new CD 25 if the GOP brain trust thought they could actually bump off Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, then A-Klein's been a horrible candidate, and if they didn't, she's been very expensive cannon fodder...."
"...Following the ceremonial announcement, Doggett mostly answered reporters' questions about another, quite different occasion – his Saturday public meeting at a South Austin Randalls, where a crowd of protesters had shouted down his attempts to discuss the current health-care proposals pending before Congress. A brief YouTube video posted by the protesters shows the crowd surrounding Doggett and staff members; loudly chanting, "Just say no!"; and carrying signs denouncing him as (among other things) a socialist and a devil...."
"...Dear Editor, Next Tuesday, March 9, is the Democratic primary, and I urge all Democrats to please turn out to vote for Rep. Lloyd Doggett..."
"...Only little-known retired Air Force veteran Maria Luisa Alvarado lives in 35 – although credit or blame in each case goes to the elongated GOP redistricting process, which only settled the lines (for now) in recent months. (Doggett and Romo each say they will move into the district should they win the May 29 primary.)..."
"...The master of ceremonies at the George Washington Carver Museum event was County Attorney David Escamilla, who introduced a trio of prominent Democrats: philanthropist Ellen Richards, state Sen. Kirk Watson, and Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett..."
"...District 10's Michael McCaul, in an op-ed published in both the Austin American-Statesman and Houston Chronicle, assailed the bill as a "Trojan horse for billions of dollars in pork-barrel spending" and "one giant earmark." District 25's Lloyd Doggett, on the other hand, told us last week that he viewed the bill as an "imperfect but responsible response" to our nation's troubled economy and refuted some of the McCaul op-ed's main points...."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett a few questions about congressional action in opposition to continued war in Iraq..."
"...The Republican gerrymander of Texas' state House, Senate, and congressional seats was designed to set Democrats at one another's throats in vicious primary fights. Now federal courts have overturned all three maps, ending a political conflict between Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett and San Antonio state Rep..."
"...U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett filed a formal inquiry to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Monday (Sept..."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett recently shared his national perspective on Austin's plan and how it may be affected by federal regulation in development..."
"...Dear Editor, For more than a year now, several local groups have tried to get Lloyd Doggett to join others in Congress in upholding the Constitution by supporting impeachment proceedings against Bush and/or Cheney. He has repeatedly ignored or dismissed us..."
"...A deal was quickly struck on the senate maps, but House and congressional compromises proved evasive. The sticking point was Congressional District 25, anchored in Travis County and currently held by Democrat Lloyd Doggett..."
"...U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett was injured and hospitalized after crashing his bike Sunday while riding in Austin with his wife Libby..."
"...I just got off the phone with Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett, who once again is being targeted by the redistricting efforts of Texas Republicans. The latest GOP proposal would make Doggett's Dist..."
"...The measure, which is restricted to states with "Texas-sized Rainy Day funds," orders that cash from the emergency education jobs fund be "used to supplement and not supplant State formula funding." In other words, to prevent another bait and switch. Now HR 1586 heads to the House for approval, which is expected to be on the nod because they approved similar language, introduced by Texas Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett, last month as part of the Supplemental Appropriations Bill...."
"...But Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Travis County, avows he won't join the holy (red carpet) rollers any time soon..."
"...The signs were obvious before U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett opened his mouth who he was going to back..."
"...Congressman Lloyd Doggett had the following statement on tonight's election: “Electing my friend Nancy Pelosi, as the first woman to serve as the Speaker of the House, will make history. More importantly, the extremist agenda that has driven Congress, since I was elected in 1994, has now become history..."
"...Behold Congressman Lloyd Doggett giving his victory speech at the Driskill Hotel Tuesday night – a rare celebration that evening:..."
"...Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett apparently isn't too enamored of Montana Democrat Max Baucus' new Senate health care reform bill. In a statement just released by his office, he said:..."
"...Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett, two days after getting shouted down at his health care reform town hall meeting, went on MSNBC's Hardball With Chris Matthews tonight to debunk the euthanasia claims:..."
"...Dist. 25 Congressman Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, easily won reelection Tuesday night, and said he's looking forward to the end of Republican rule:..."
"...Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett, speaking on the House floor today:..."
"...Just got these photos from Rep. Lloyd Doggett, taken last night as he and Dem legislators tried to force a simple up-or-down vote on Iraq redeployment from a filibustering Republican senate: Obstructionist tactics can only delay the inevitable redeployment of our troops from Iraq and a day of reckoning for the deadly blunders of the Bush-Cheney Administration..."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett – no doubt enjoying the greater notice his press releases will get now that he's in the majority – said the following today in reaction to the announcement that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld would step down: "When it comes to Iraq, President Bush just cannot seem to speak the truth..."
"...The Statesman tells us, every time it covers the District 10 race, that Lloyd and Teresa Doggett "are not related." This must be a running joke down at 300 S. Congress, because in ideological terms, the Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger hail from different parts of the galaxy..."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett in his campaign to win re-election to Congress from the new Austin-to-McAllen District 25..."
"...I know that The Austin Chronicle thinks highly of Lloyd Doggett, but the October 9 issue was completely over the top, coming as it did in the thick of the election season ["From Leftist to Left-ish," Vol. 18, No..."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett for the newly drawn seat...."
"...One of the most dramatic chapters of Lloyd Doggett's lengthy career ended in surprising anticlimax Tuesday night, as Austin's congressman soundly thrashed former District Judge Leticia Hinojosa of McAllen in the primary battle for the new CD 25. Doggett, who had been singled out for death-by-redistricting by U.S..."
"...Rep. Lloyd Doggett is laying down border stakes, campaigning steadily in South Texas, where local politicos are torn between supporting the longtime Democratic stalwart or looking for a favorite son or daughter from the border...."
"...Last week Austin Rep. Lloyd Doggett took the House floor and spoke frankly about the current situation..."