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Wealthy Dallas Democrat to run for U.S. Senate

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A wealthy Dallas Dentist who spent lavishly while running unsuccessfully for Congress last year is challenging longtime incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

David Alameel spent millions while competing in a crowded 2012 Democratic primary race for the seat in a new congressional district eventually won by U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth. He’s also a former Cornyn donor.

The Democratic Party of Texas said it received Alameel’s paperwork Wednesday. He had been promising to enter the race for several days.

Elected in 2002, Cornyn is now the Senate’s No. 2 Republican.

He has been endorsed by Gov. Rick Perry and though Alameel joins a small group of Democratic and Republican challengers, Cornyn is expected to cruise to his party’s nomination in March. He’s also heavily favored in November’s general election.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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