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Sheila Jackson Lee calls on Ron Paul to apologize or leave presidential race

 

 

Among the racially charged newsletters published under Ron Paul’s name, one example is particularly odious to Houston Democrats.

One of the newsletter articles described Rep. Barbara Jordan, a Houston Democrat revered in the civil rights community, as “the archetypal half-educated victimologist, yet her race and sex protect her from criticism.”

The story was covered extensively by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News in 1996, when Paul sought to reclaim a seat in Congress, and 2007, when Paul was running for the Republican presidential nomination. But the newsletters did not receive significant media attention until last week, when the Texas congressman took the lead in the Iowa presidential caucuses.

via Sheila Jackson Lee calls on Ron Paul to apologize or leave presidential race | Texas on the Potomac | a Chron.com blog.

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