Texas Senate Race

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One of Texas’ two seats in the United States Senate is up for election this November. Incumbent John Cornyn faces Democratic challenger David Alameel.

David Alameel – Democrat

David Alameel came to America when he was just 20, leaving behind his large Lebanese Christian family. David pumped gas and worked in the fields to help his family. He served in the U.S. Army, then worked his way through college and received a Dental degree from the University of Texas. Later he moved to Dallas and founded a network of dental clinics that grew into a multi-million dollar enterprise. In recent years he sold that business and has become a highly successful investor. Dr. Alameel and Martha, his wife of 42 years, have two grown children.

Experience: Investor, Dentist, United States Army Veteran, President of the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Greater Texas Council

Website: http://alameelforsenate.com/
Favorite Austin restaurant: Polvos Mexican
Favorite Texas team: The Dallas Cowboys





John Cornyn – Republican (Incumbent)

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John Cornyn was born in Houston, the son of a WWII bomber pilot. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio. He earned his J.D. from Saint Mary’s University and is Masters of Laws degree from the University of Virginia. In 1977 he met his future wife Sandy Hansen on a blind date. They married two years later and have two daughters.

Experience: United States Senator (2002-Present); Texas Attorney General (1998-2002);l Texas Supreme Court Justice (1990-1998); Texas 37th District Court Judge (1984-1990)

Website: http://www.johncornyn.com/
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