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9/22/02

Democrats Recognize Pete Laney

Democrats from across the South Plains came together to honor Texas House Speaker, Pete Laney, on Sunday. About 300 people gathered at the Holiday Inn Civic Center including 10 of
the state's Democratic candidates. The candidates took a break from their campaign caravan to recognize West Texas' own candidate, Pete Laney.

"I've been elected from this area for the last 30 years, and hopefully, my constituents will make sure that I go back, so I can be reelected to Speaker of the Texas House," said Speaker of the House, Pete Laney.

"He's probably one of the best Speakers we've had in our state, and I'm privileged to come honor him," said Tony Sanchez, candidate for Texas governor.

While mingling with area supporters, other democratic candidates had a chance to share their platform as well -- emphasizing the importance of West Texas' votes and support of the rural towns across the state.

"The main thing I've asked people is that my opponent talks a lot about Texas values, but the one value I know that cuts across all of our fates and families, is at the end of the day, what you do is more important than what you say," said Ron Kirk, U.S. Senator.

The candidates are spending this week travelling through West Texas.

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