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Rep. Doggett to campaign with Casar
Friday, November 21, 2014 by Jo Clifton
Austin’s popular Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett has thrown himself into the City Council District 4 runoff in support of Greg Casar. Casar led in the Nov. 4 election over his runoff opponent, Laura Pressley. Casar garnered 38.6 percent of the vote as compared to Pressley’s 21.5 percent in a field of eight candidates. In a news release Wednesday, Casar reported that since part of District 4 overlaps with Doggett’s Congressional District 35, “we decided to knock on some doors side by side, throw a fundraising event to help support the campaign and then break bread with our supporters at a wonderful, family-owned restaurant” on Saturday. Casar has support from numerous Democratic organizations and local labor groups. Pressley announced Wednesday that she has been endorsed by the Austin Gray Panthers as well as two former opponents.