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Tea Party Ad: TX Rep. Pete Sessions Abandoned His District

Tea Party Ad: TX Rep. Pete Sessions Abandoned His District

After former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave her first 2014 endorsement to conservative primary challenger Katrina Pierson against incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) in Texas’s 32nd Congressional District, the White Rock Tea Party released an ad asking whether Sessions has abandoned his district. 

“Does Congressman Pete Sessions live in the 32nd Congressional District he represents?” a voiceover asks in the ad before residents living in the apartment complex that Sessions claims as his residence are interviewed. Sessions has claimed his residence is Apt. 1197 on Southwestern Blvd. 

One woman with a direct line of vision to the apartment said that she has never seen anyone coming from or going to the apartment in over a year. She said she has not see any cars pull up around the apartment as well. A man who lives in the complex said Sessions would probably not want to live in the “efficiency apartments” with no washing machines and dryers.

Another woman who lived in the complex for four years who described herself as “very mindful of my neighbors” has never seen him. 

“I have never seen Congressman Pete Sessions anywhere around here,” she says. “Never saw him.”

A voiceover asks, “Has Congressman Pete Sessions abandoned District 32?”

After calling Pierson a “feisty fighter for freedom” who is “an emerging leader and important voice for the future of the grassroots conservative movement,” Palin mentioned that Pierson is taking on a powerful incumbent who has so lost touch with the people of his district that he’s not even bothering to spend much time in Texas anymore.”

Pierson traveled across the state for Sen. Ted Cruz when he was at 2% in the polls in his upstart primary against David Dewhurst in 2012, and she is hoping to topple Sessions in a similar manner.  Pierson told Breitbart Texas that she was honored that Palin “heard our calls for battle against the entrenched establishment” and said she would “work day and night against the unconstitutional efforts of the Democratic Party and their friends in the Republican Party.”

As Breitbart Texas has noted, Pierson has attacked Sessions for living in Florida with his new wife. Palin agreed, saying that Sessions’s absence has made him lose touch “the issues important to the voters there.” Pierson has been calling Sessions out for supporting amnesty, the bailouts, and voting to raise the debt ceiling while being absent from the district he is supposed to represent. 

Follow Tony Lee on Twitter @TheTonyLee

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