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With Election Day little more than two months away, former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz is planning a Labor Day weekend whistle-stop tour of the district she is running to represent in the U.S. House of Representatives.


“This will be such an awesome opportunity to touch the lives of the many friends and families of District 35. We will be listening and learning from our fellow Americans and sharing our positive message,” Narvaiz said.

Narvaiz, the Republican nominee, is the undisputed underdog in her campaign against U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the liberal Austin Democrat with a penchant for escaping GOP efforts to oust him. Voters who live in newly drawn Congressional District 35, stretching from South Austin to Central San Antonio, broke solidly for President Obama in 2008.

To offset difficulty fundraising for a race that many Republican financiers have written off, Narvaiz’s campaign is pinning its hopes on grassroots outreach. Narvaiz’s campaign has raised little more than $85,000 this election cycle, according to, compared to Doggett’s $1.2 million.

Her campaign released a list of Hays County tour stops early this morning. The statement did not give times but said additional information would be available later on the campaign website.

Hays County tour stops include:

San Marcos
Rio Vista Falls
Hays County Veterans Memorial
First Impressions Bakery

Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union

Casa Maria

Rosie’s Diner

Mountain City
Old City Hall

Plant Odyssey Inc

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