Battleground Texas' Jennifer Longoria Embraced by Michelle Obama (Photo)
Breitbart Texas has discovered a photo of Michelle Obama with her arm around Jennifer Longoria, the Battleground Texas organizer who was videotaped bragging about taking confidential voter information off of voter Bexar County voter registration forms. Breitbart Texas broke the scandal by publishing the latest James O'Keefe/Project Veritas undercover video last week.
The photo, titled June, Michelle & I in Pocahontas Iowa, was part of Ms. Longoria's public Flickr account. The photo shows then-candidate Barack Obama's wife Michelle posing with a smiling Longoria during the Iowa caucus. Embedded information on Flickr says the photo was taken on December 30, 2007.
Jennifer Longoria has found herself in the middle of a firestorm since the Project Veritas video broke showing Longoria saying that private phone numbers that had been gathered by Battleground Texas as part of registering voters would be retained by the group. Such a use appears to be illegal, although Battleground Texas operatives have fought back against those claims.
Yesterday, Bexar County Election Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen said that Jennifer Longoria was trained and given an oath to protect confidential information from voters. Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst sent a letter to Secretary of State Nandita Berry saying he was "outraged" by the report and Texas State Senator Ken Paxton said in a sharply-worded letter that he "will not tolerate" the activities shown in the video, saying:
President Obama, his administration, and Battleground Texas have their sights set on the Lone Star State because Texas is an eyesore to the Obama administration because our success stands in complete contrast to Obama's failed policies.