Congresswoman Tricks Her Own Voters?

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( – Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), currently campaigning for Houston’s mayoral position, recently aired a campaign ad with an incorrect voting date. Jackson Lee, aiming to succeed Mayor Sylvester Turner (D), is participating in the runoff election scheduled for Saturday, December 9. However, her televised advertisement, confirmed by Mediaite as broadcasted in Houston’s TV markets, mistakenly informed voters to cast their ballots “on or before December 7th.”

In the ad, Jackson Lee highlights her extensive political career, spanning her time on the city council and in Congress. She emphasizes her dedication to various causes, including gun safety, women’s reproductive rights, and support for police, schools, and small businesses. The video portrays her as a determined advocate for Houston, pledging to address crime, improve infrastructure, and create high-paying jobs. The advertisement, however, concludes with a graphic displaying the incorrect election date.

The Houston mayoral election initially featured 16 candidates, but the race has narrowed down to Jackson Lee and State Senator John Whitmire. Whitmire currently holds an early lead in a campaign focused on crime, infrastructure, and budget challenges, as reported by The Associated Press.

The diverse pool of candidates previously included Chris Hollins (D), former Harris County Clerk, City Council Member Robert Gallegos, Gilbert Garcia, former Chairman of the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority, and Amanda Edwards, a former City Council Member, as detailed by the Texas Tribune.

Jackson Lee, representing Texas’ 18th district since 1995, announced her mayoral candidacy in March amidst a crowded field. She expressed her desire to return to Houston as mayor after serving the people for 28 years. If elected, Jackson Lee would make history as Houston’s first Black female mayor.

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