Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Frost promises big things from Veasey, a former 'Frostie' - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Former North Texas Congressman Martin Frost greets his former staff member, state Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth, on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Tuesday night. Veasey is poised to win one of Texas' new U.S. House seats, in Dallas-Fort Worth, in November. (Robert T. Garrett/Staff writer)

Former U.S. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Martin Frost says his former staff member, Marc Veasey, soon will turn some heads in Washington. Veasey is the odds-on favorite to grab Texas’ new 33rd Congressional District in the fall election.

“He’s going to be a star,” said Frost, moments after greeting Veasey on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Tuesday night.

While Veasey still has to beat Republican Chuck Bradley, a retired Fort Worth businessman, in November, he needs to keep campaigning hard, Frost said.

“He can help some other people, including Wendy Davis,” Frost said, referring to the freshman state senator from Fort Worth who is a top GOP target.

Veasey, a four-term state representative, said other Democratic candidates he hopes will benefit from his expected victory are former state Rep. Carol Kent of Dallas, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and former state Rep. Robert Miklos of Mesquite.

Veasey said he’s trying to raise money to help Democrats recapture the U.S. House. In Charlotte, he spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., he said.

“My job is to meet as many people nationally as I can,” Veasey said.

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