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Linda Vega announces run for Cornyn's U.S. Senate seat

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has an opponent for the 2014, and it isn't a Democrat. Spurred by the dissatisfaction many conservatives feel for Cornyn's time in Washington, Houston attorney Linda Vega will challenge the two-term Republican in the 2014 GOP primary. Video from her press conference is included here, as is the text from a press release issued Tuesday, after her announcement.

Linda Vega
Linda Vega Campaign

Linda Vega, a Houston attorney and business owner, issued the following statement during a Press Conference held at The Continental Building on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

"Today, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am announcing that I am running for US Senate as a Republican, and I will put the country first and defend our Texas freedoms."

"The Badge of Honor that I wear is not about partisan politics but one of putting the country first. We need a new, fresh, voice that will be true to our liberties and the America of greatness and not one of an unproductive rhetoric," stated Ms. Vega.

Ms. Vega asked for the support of others to help rebuild America. She said, "We need to bring Texas values of personal accountability and limited government to Washington, D.C. America used to be a land of hope and inspiration, and we need to rebuild that."

Linda Vega is "a strong believer of the Reagan ideals that hard work is what determines the character of who you are." She discussed the Texas success stories and the D.C. failures. She stated that, "In Washington D.C., they don't have the same values we have here in Texas. In D.C., they believe in entitlements and spending money they don't have. They believe in limiting your freedom and curtailing the ability of the private sector to create jobs."

Ms. Vega believes, "We are on a course of crashing and we need to drastically change it before it is too late."
In the upcoming months, Ms. Vega looks forward to meeting more citizens across the great state of Texas and listening to their concerns about issues important to them. As she talks with people, they will realize she is the right candidate for the nation. With their vote, she will be the voice in D.C. that Texans, and all Americans need.

Victor Medina writes for Yahoo News and his political blog His other writing credits include The Dallas Morning News and He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum. You can follow him on his blog, or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at Click here to receive a weekly email update from To be notified of future stories by Victor Medina, click the SUBSCRIBE link here or at the top of this page.

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