POSTED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 8:40pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 8:44pm
San Antonio, Texas — If Travis County voters in the new Congressional District 35 want to hear from the Democratic candidates in the race, they might want to head south.
Political gravity has been pulling U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett and challenger Sylvia Romo toward San Antonio, which makes up the heavier end of the dumbbell-shaped Congressional District 35 that runs between the two cities.
Doggett, 65, who has represented parts of Austin in Congress since 1994, and Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Sylvia Romo, 69, both say they don't plan to ignore Travis County. But with the May 29 primaries fast approaching, the two candidates have been far more visible in San Antonio than in Austin.
Doggett said he spends a fair amount of time in Travis County when he's not in Washington. But his campaign's Facebook page shows he's working hard to reach as many people as he can in Bexar County. There are visits to a meeting of the Bexar County Young Democrats, the San Antonio Kennel Show; a nod to San Antonio's first poet laureate, Carmen Tafolla; a gathering for the Mission Trail Rotary Club; and a meeting of the Highland Park Neighborhood Association, among other events.
Information from Austin American-Statesman