AUSTIN,TX, March 4, 2020 – Rick Kennedy issues statement about primary runoff:

“We’ve been on the trail for 2.5 year now, and despite the chaos of our current political moment, I’m proud to say we’ve stayed on message throughout that time.

We’ve said that Congress is broken. It has walked away from many of its constitutional duties and responsibilities, and it has given away too much of its power to the executive branch.

We’ve stayed on the message that Congress has failed to meet the needs of the American people on health care, immigration, infrastructure, education and climate change.

We’ve hammered home the message that Congress has too many ideologues, opportunists and publicity hounds and far too few problem-solvers dedicated to improving the quality of life for Central Texans and all Americans.

These ideas and issues will continue to drive our campaign through the May run-off and on to the November general election.”


Rick Kennedy is a software engineer who lives in Austin. He challenged Bill Flores in 2018 and now campaigns in 2020 for the soon-to-be vacated US House TX17 seat. The 17th includes Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, and Robertson counties; also portions of Bastrop, Lee, Leon, and Travis counties. Rick Kennedy topped the field in the March 3 Democratic primary with 48% of votes cast.




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