Sheila Jackson Lee assimilated into Clinton collective

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Hat Tip: dblhelix

Jackson Lee will serve as Campaign Co-Chair

The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsement of Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and named her a National Campaign Co-Chair and Gulf States Regional Co-Chair.

“I am pleased today to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for President,” Jackson Lee said. “Senator Clinton has a great love for America and has a deep understanding of the issues that face our nation. I look forward to having a strategic role in the campaign and helping this dedicated public servant become the next President of the United States.”

Jackson Lee is in her seventh term in Congress, and is Co-Chair of the Congressional Children’s Caucus and a leading voice on immigration issues. Congressional Quarterly has named her one of the 50 most effective Members of Congress, and U.S. News and World Report called her one of the 10 most influential legislators in the House of Representatives.

Jackson Lee brings extensive experience on the issue of immigration reform, having served as the ranking member of the Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. As a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, Jackson Lee has considerable expertise in homeland, border, and national security issues. Additionally, as founder and Co-chair of the Children’s Caucus, Jackson Lee will bring a wide range of fresh ideas to the campaign as it focuses on our nation’s children.

Prior to her election to Congress, Jackson Lee served two terms on the Houston City Council and before that was an Associate Municipal Court Judge in Houston.

“Sheila is a highly respected leader on children and family issues and the needs of this nation,” Clinton said. “I’m delighted that she will help lead our efforts nationally and expand our outreach across the United States.”

19 thoughts on “Sheila Jackson Lee assimilated into Clinton collective

  1. NMP

    SB,

    Both Clinton and Edwards are delaying release of their income tax returns. Speculation is that Bill’s income sources will raise some eyebrows and the money Edwards earned from his hedgefund ties will be eye-popping, particularly the amount from sub-prime lending that will cast a shadow over his poverty platform.

  2. dblhelix

    Speculation is that Bill’s income sources will raise some eyebrows

    Guessing international sources?

    and the money Edwards earned from his hedgefund ties will be eye-popping, particularly the amount from sub-prime lending that will cast a shadow over his poverty platform.

    We don’t talk about Edwards much here, but I’ve always had a difficult time reconciling his platform w/ the reality of his actions.

  3. NMP

    Bet! Also, Obama came out early today in support of the Feingold-Reid bill then Hillary came out in support of it a few hours later. That’s a tricky tricky position in the general election. But I like how he boxed her in. He does well when she appears to be following his lead. 🙂

  4. rikyrah

    We already know Bill made 40 mil last year. What could be a shocker in there?

    RELEASE THOSE TAX RETURNS!!!

    I love this kind of stuff.🙂

  5. Rick

    “Speaking engagements fill up Bill Clinton’s coffers…former president has collected nearly $40 MILLION in lecture fees since ’01.” – Washington Post

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/22/AR2007022202189_pf.html

    Bill earned $9-to-$10 million in 2006 alone (just on the lecture circuit). I ain’t hatin on Bill. Once I found out last year he was making $100K per speech…I decided to look into this public speaking thing myself…lol

  6. rikyrah

    This just came to me.

    How come Obama gets the side glance for growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia, with nothing but barely middle-class parents…

    While Richardson barely stepped foot in this country, until he left – THE LAP OF LUXURY IN MEXICO –

    for
    BOARDING SCHOOL?

    Obama had a good education because his family busted their butts to get him scholarships and they came up with the rest by working.

  7. NMP

    rikyrah,

    Folks, White, Black and other, have a very hard time accepting the narrative of a Black person that doesn’t beginwith poverty and the inner city.

  8. Rick

    rikyrah: Even still, if the North Koreans, Iranians and Cubans were willing to pay him $150K+ plus to speak — and he controlled over the message and had no problems with State getting back into the country — heck, I’d give the darn speeches myself…in Korean, Farsi, and Spanish, respectively!

  9. dblhelix

    rikyrah – in the article referenced by Rick you already see hints … saudis, commies …

    Michael Moore made an entire movie around the Bush-Saudi associations, so I expect payback.

  10. rikyrah

    rikyrah – in the article referenced by Rick you already see hints … saudis, commies

    But, the Saudis are our ‘friends’, remember?

    Friends that fund the schools that educate thousands upon thousands of children to hate us from the moment they enter school.

    But, they’re our ‘ friends’.

    Yeah, right.

    Are there any communists out there outside of North Korea and Cuba? Everyone seems to forget the China is Communist.

  11. dblhelix

    rikyrah: Everyone seems to forget the China is Communist.

    you rang?

    from article:

    China’s JingJi Real Estate Development Group, run by a local Communist Party official, which paid $200,000 for a speech.

    other stuff from article:

    Many of Bill Clinton’s six-figure speeches have been made to companies whose employees and political action committees have been among Hillary Clinton’s top backers in her Senate campaigns.

    I don’t know how you can separate that he’s an ex-prez from her being a current senator with presidential prospects), but I expect we’ll hear about this again.

  12. Rick

    dblhelix said: “I don’t know how you can separate that he’s an ex-prez from her being a current senator with presidential prospects), but I expect we’ll hear about this again.”

    I can see a potential conflict of interests here…acknowledged.

    in terms of speaking to commies etc, if the speech is about market reform and open market principles, democracy etc…I have no problems with this. depends on the content of Bill’s message… not just the listeners.

  13. Rick

    OT: Morning Angie (checked your blog; wanted to wish you a big CONGRATS on completing your paper last week! fantastic!)

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