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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Raymond Officially Announces Congressional Bid

Richard Raymond will (finally) formally announce his bid for Congressional District 28 today:

Laredo state lawmaker Richard Raymond is expected to formally announce his candidacy today for the 28th Congressional District.

Raymond, 44, a state representative from Laredo since 2001, will enter a Democratic primary that is likely to be crowded with familiar names in the district that swings from Webb and Zapata counties in the south through Bexar County and up into Hays County in the north.

According to the article, he's in San Antonio for his announcement tour as I write this. The bloody primary- even though a debate has already been held and political jousting has been going on for months now- battle formally starts today.