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EDITOR’s NOTE: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett did not attend the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce’s congressional debate on Wednesday where he would have shared a stage with former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and four other challengers from both parties. He did square off that same evening in San Marcos with his Democratic Party opponents, State Rep. Sylvia Romo and 2006 Democratic Party Lieutenant Governor nominee Maria Luisa Alvarado, in an event hosted by the Hays County Tejano Democrats, which voted afterward to endorse Doggett for the nomination. CD-35 is one of two districts that include San Marcos. The other is CD-21 where U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith is running against two fellow Republicans in the May 29 party primaries.


On Friday’s episode of Texas Week, the public affairs program produced by San Antonio public television station KLRN, host RICK CASEY interviewed Maria Luisa Alvarado, Sylvia Romo and Lloyd Doggett, who are competing to be the Democratic nominee in newly created Congressional District 35. About half of CD-35’s population is in Bexar County, including much of inner-city San Antonio. About a third is in Travis County, including East Austin. The remainder is in Hays, Caldwell and Comal counties.

Watch April 13, 2012 | 35th Congressional Democrats on Issues on PBS. See more from Texas Week.

JUSTIN DEHN reports for The Texas Tribune where this story was originally published. It is reprinted here through a news partnership between the Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.

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