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Tuesday, November 18, 2003

 

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee Endorses Dean for America

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From Dean for America...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2003

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee Endorses Dean for President


HOUSTON--Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee tonight endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Governor Howard Dean, M.D., citing his record on health care and civil rights.

"Howard Dean has an exemplary record of taking care of his constituents, 99% of Vermont's children are eligible for health care coverage through his program, and 97% of children were fully immunized by the time they start kindergarten. This is a man who can deliver on his word, and we are in need of these kinds of reforms now in our country," the congresswoman said.

"Sheila is an impressive representative and faithful servant for the people of the 18th district," Governor Dean said. "She has a strong record of leadership in the House and I am proud that she has joined our campaign to take our country back. Her vision and wisdom will be a welcome addition to our campaign team."

Jackson-Lee has represented Texas's 18th District, which comprises much of Houston, since she was first elected in 1994.

Jackson-Lee joins Reps. Neil Abercrombie, Bob Filner, Raúl Grijalva, Maurice Hinchey, Zoe Lofgren, Jim McDermott, Jerrold Nadler, Major Owens, Frank Pallone, Tim Ryan, and David Wu, in addition to Vermont Senator Patrick J. Leahy, who have already endorsed Governor Dean.

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