Round Rock, Texas — D-Round Rock Congressman James Talarico announced on Wednesday that he would move out of Williamson County and run for 50 seats in Austin’s House District.
reason? According to Tararico, his current district has been repainted in support of the Republican Party.
“Republicans kicked me out of my district with a gerrymander. If they think they can keep me away from the house floor, they should think again,” Tararico tweeted. “Thanks to everyone who returned to the HD50 I grew up in and encouraged my friend Israeli to run for an empty seat.”
Tararico refers to Congressman Celia Israel, who has chosen not to seek re-election because she is preparing for the campaign for Mayor Austin.
The Texas House advanced a redrawn map shortly before Tararico’s announcement. President Joe Biden has scored 10 percent points on Talarico’s current district, House District 52, but it could turn red.
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“While leaving Round Rock, the city where I was born, is painful, I’m excited to move across county borders to the neighborhood where I grew up,” writes Tararico. “The community that raised me deserves a fight-tested representative who knows how to fight and win Republicans. If the Republicans previously thought I was bad, wait until they come back. Please give me.”
Tararico, 32, is a former teacher and currently belongs to the House Public Education Committee, the Juvenile Justice Committee and the Family Affairs Committee. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2018.
Roundlock Congressman James Talarico Announces Execution in Austin
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