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Old 09-19-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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But one of the main reasons?
I dont think so. Its because she shares the same views are most of her district.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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Of course people are so gullible. What really scares me are Terror Babies!!!

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I have met her and she is a really nice person. Having said this it would take a complete moron to believe her story. I'm glad she paid he money back but does she really think people are so gullible.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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Her opponent is actually a very good man, Charles Lingerfelt. Charles is not a career politician. Someone wrote that they would not vote for her minor opponent. Just wanted to share this... He is actually a modest man with integrity. I know so due to that I have personally known him for almost all my life. I am not a relative of his. I just remember the man who gave me my first bible and his wife who loved me to come to her house and eat lunch and play with their kids. They took an interest and to this day, i will always remember warmly that expression of generosity. I think his wife saw that I was a lone girl amongst a couple of brothers and had no one to play with... she didn't have to do that, she had 6 children to take care of.

Charles is the complete opposite in ideology and I do believe it would take a miracle for him to win, due to that the district holds democratic values which Eddie Bernice Johson represents. If you choose to not vote for him, let it be because you disagree with his politics, not because you don't know about his character. I hope at least I could fill you in. He would not promote scholarships to go to his children or grandchildren. Nope.

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Old 09-20-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't her Republican opponent Stephen Broden?
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:28 AM
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Location: lake highlands
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her excuses are pathetic and her attempt to make things right by paying the money back enrages me.
just because she claims she didn't know it was wrong doesn't make it ok for her to have done it. it is equivalent to a bank robber saying he didn't know it was wrong, but can i just pay the bank back and not go to jail?
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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Her opponent IS Stephen Broden. Who is also black. So that should take the race piece out of the equation.

And this is no different in my mind than Rep Joe Driver and the at least $17K that he double dipped in mileage reimbursements.

Both of them tried to get by with something and then made themselves look even worse by claiming they "didn't know" Well, really? Cuz a first grader could figure out that it's probably not a good idea.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Charles Lingerfelt for U.S Congress District 30
I have not looked at the page throughly, from what I see, he hasn't said he has dropped out or lend support to Stephen Broden. I suppose I should ask him. I just recently reconnected with him but did not ask if he was still in..
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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What a crook. When this story first broke several weeks ago it didn't take long for more to come out on it. Three things on this really make it appear she has no values at all and could not tell the truth straight up if she had to . One was when she said her "ethics alarm" did not go off. REALLY!?!?!?!?!?! I have NEVER seen any kind of "contest" or such where it does not say that any person that is employed by "x" company, relative of such, blah, blah, blah is not eligible to win. If she did not have a clue that her own GRANDSONS were not eligible for these scholarships...... she needs to go back to kindergarten. Then to even say her grandsons are NOT her relatives, WTH!?!?!?! Third was the letter she wrote or had sent to have the money for these scholarships sent directly to her grandsons and NOT the schools. She really is STUPID!!!!!

I hope she does get voted out of office. She needs to be impeached, imho, and charges pressed against her if there is any way that some can be.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Glad she paid it back the money- however charges should be pressed and she should lose her appointment in her office---just sayin if it were someone else of any other that is exactly what would happen........she is playing the fool from her statements...she knew what she was doing and only hoped it wouldn't come about..
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Glad she paid it back the money- however charges should be pressed and she should lose her appointment in her office---just sayin if it were someone else of any other that is exactly what would happen........she is playing the fool from her statements...she knew what she was doing and only hoped it wouldn't come about..
apparently she felt REALLY BAD about what she did:

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson : Press Releases : CONGRESSWOMAN JOHNSON CHOOSES NEW CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION (CBCF) SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
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