Thursday, February 23, 2012

29th Ward alderman kicks off her committeeman campaign — AustinTalks

Deborah Grahm on Danny Davis,

“Tell me why you need to be committeeman when you are a U.S. congressman?” she said to a packed room of supporters at her campaign headquarters, 5753 W. Chicago Ave.

“…You have a congressional seat that gives you leverage to talk to mayors. You don’t need to be a committeeman. Do your job in Congress.”

Graham said as committeeman, she will be in the community every day “on the ground working with our constituents,” unlike Davis who spends time at the U.S. Capitol.

“You can’t run the committeeman seat from Washington,” she said. “You have to be on the ground here in the community.”

Graham said Davis should “take care” of Austin from his Washington, D.C., position.

“Go take care of the speaker of the House in Washington … bring us back some resources we need in the community for economic development, for jobs we need to put people back to work here,” she said.

29th Ward alderman kicks off her committeeman campaign — AustinTalks

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