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“M.J. Hegar, an Air Force veteran and former U.S. House candidate, leads the Democratic Senate primary race with 16% of support among likely Democratic primary voters. Labor organizer Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez trails at 9%, followed by state Sen. Royce West and nonprofit founder Annie Garcia at 8% and 7%, respectively”

CNBC

 

“Senate candidate ‘Mamá’ Garcia isn’t Hispanic but says she has ‘el corazón Latino’”

Austin American Statesman

 

“U.S. Senator — Victor Hugo Harris, Sema Hernandez, Jack Daniel Foster Jr., Annie “Mamá” Garcia, Amanda K. Edwards, Mary “MJ” Hegar, Michael Cooper, D.R. Hunter, Adrian Ocegueda, Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, Chris Bell, Royce West”

Waco Tribune-Herald

 

“Asked if they supported Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill, which would phase out private health insurance, seven of the Democrats said no.

But Tzintzún Ramirez, Hernandez, Houston attorney and small-business owner Annie “Mamá” Garcia, and Beaumont pastor and car dealer Michael Cooper endorsed Sanders’ legislation.”

The Dallas Morning News

“Annie “Mamá” Garcia lives in Houston where she started OpHeart, a nonprofit to help treat children with congenital heart disease. She just ended a 420-mile walking tour of the state to “protest John Cornyn’s politics.” She was raised in Georgetown and attended Rice University and law school at UT Austin.”

HPPR

 

““I respect so much your résumé and what you’ve accomplished, but the fact is that you did not beat (U.S. Rep.) John Carter. And we are not going to beat John Cornyn by playing politics as usual,” first-time candidate Annie “Mamá” Garcia said to Hegar.”

Houston Chronicle

““I respect so much your résumé and what you’ve accomplished, but the fact is that you did not beat (U.S. Rep.) John Carter. And we are not going to beat John Cornyn by playing politics as usual,” first-time candidate Annie “Mamá” Garcia said to Hegar.”

San Antonio Express News

“Annie “Mamá” Garcia: “In this country we are such an outlier compared to any other country in the world. We have more people that die at the end of a barrel every week than most countries experience in an entire year. And what I want to know is, where is the outrage on this issue? … We need to come up with new solutions like demanding that all gun owners carry liability insurance so we can put an end to this epidemic.””

The Eagle

“Annie “Mamá” Garcia: “In this country we are such an outlier compared to any other country in the world. We have more people that die at the end of a barrel every week than most countries experience in an entire year. And what I want to know is, where is the outrage on this issue? … We need to come up with new solutions like demanding that all gun owners carry liability insurance so we can put an end to this epidemic.””

KERA

“It was a thorny issue to several candidates, including Annie “Mamá” Garcia.  ‘I respect so much your resume and what you have accomplished, but the fact is that you did not beat John Carter, and we are not going to beat John Cornyn by playing politics as usual,” said Garcia. “Money cannot be the determining factor in who wins this race.'”

KSAT

“The candidates in attendance included former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell, Michael Cooper, former Houston City Council member Amanda Edwards, Jack Daniel Foster Jr., Annie “Mamá” Garcia, Victor Harris, Mary “MJ” Hegar, Sema Hernandez, Adrian Ocegueda, labor organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez and State Sen. Royce West. D.R. Hunter, who is also on the ballot, did not participate in the debate.”

The Daily Texan

“Annie ‘Mamá’ García, aspirante demócrata al Senado estatal de Texas en las primarias del 3 de marzo, inicia este domingo en la ciudad de Houston una caminata de 675 kilómetros en protesta contra el senador republicano John Cornyn, que ocupa el cargo desde el 2002, y al que espera derrotar.”

yahoo!

“Annie “Mama” Garcia says she is fed up with issues surrounding healthcare, immigration and gun violence. She’s going as far as to run for U.S. Senate and walk across Texas in protest to prove it.”

kxan Austin

“Annie Garcia, one of the many Democrats running in the primary for John Cornyn’s seat in the U.S. Senate, made a calculated decision to run a very different race, and she’s not waiting until she wins to propose a new game.

Doing advance work in the late 1990s for New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley’s presidential campaign, Garcia listened in as he made donor calls in between events. She sounds equal parts indignant and astonished as she shares stories from her time on the campaign trail.”

Reform Austin

 

“Among the top contenders for the Democratic Senate nomination are MJ Hegar, state Sen. Royce West and Annie Garcia, according to a recent Dallas Morning News–University of Texas at Tyler poll.”

The Hill

“Six months ago, Houston lawyer Annie “Mamá” Garcia was unknown to Texas voters.

Today, she’s still obscure but stunningly just three percentage points behind MJ Hegar, the leading contender in the U.S. Senate race to challenge Republican incumbent John Cornyn. That Garcia is in a statistical dead heat for the party’s nomination for Senate is indicative of the front-runners’ inability to connect with primary voters.”

The Dallas Morning News

“Annie “Mama” Garcia, who runs a Houston-based health care-focused nonprofit, wants to build a universal healthcare system in America like the one in Spain, where her daughter was treated for a heart defect as an infant. Though Garcia lives five minutes from the Texas Medical Center, she says she still flies back to Spain annually for her daughter’s checkup. Mostly, Garcia said the trip is to see the same team that saved her daughter’s life, who she knows she can trust. But Garcia says she also knows there won’t be any surprises. She knows how much the flight costs, how much an Airbnb will be. The doctor’s visit will be free.”

Houston Chronicle

 

“A little-known candidate, Annie “Mamá” Garcia, is third with 5%. Nine others are at 4% or less, and 56% of Democratic primary voters aren’t sure whom they support.”

The Dallas Morning News

 

“One of them, Annie Garcia, is taking a more novel approach to the homestretch, with plans to walk 420 miles across the state in protest of Cornyn. She plans to leave her Houston hometown on Feb. 16 and spend two weeks walking non-contiguous routes until ending up at the El Paso Walmart where the 2019 mass shooting took place.”

The Eagle

“Annie Garcia of Houston, the founder of the nonprofit OpHeart, which supports children born with life-threatening illnesses, said Abbott’s action “makes us a bad actor on a global scale.”

Austin American Statesman

“Monday afternoon, Annie “Fed Up Mamá” Garcia, one of 12 candidates for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Senator John Cornyn, was in Austin promoting her candidacy and planning for her statewide “Protest Walk” along the Gulf Coast from Houston, across South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, and up through Austin, Dallas, and then parts of West Texas: “420 miles” in all, a number she says she just (happily) learned is coincidentally associated with marijuana legalization. (She’s scheduling the walk in part to frame a February debate planned for Austin.)”

Austin Chronicle

“GHS Grad Launches U.S. Senate Bid”

The Williamson County Sun

“There are 12 Dems officially filed for the U.S. Senate, now including late-filer Houston attorney/activist Annie “Mama” Garcia. Instead of campaign funds, Garcia’s asking for donations to her GoFundMe campaign for flu vaccinations for refugees at the border.”

Austin Chronicle

“A new candidate, “Houston nonprofit leader Annie Garcia, jumped in with days to spare, promising to bring the perspective of “one fed-up mama.”

Texas Tribune

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