Can Brett Shipp Unseat Pete Sessions? First He Must Mount a Credible Campaign and Prove He Knows Issues

Former television reporter Brett Shipp has reshaped the Democratic Primary in Congressional District 32 with an unorthodox campaign and popular name that makes him a serious contender, perhaps an instant front-runner.But if Shipp indeed wants to win the primary and then upend Republican incumbent Pete Sessions, he'll have to back up the earned media, natural curiosity and increasing interest in his candidacy with an effective campaign -- complete with fundraising, organization and a message that resonates with primary and general election voters.Shipp joins a crowded Democratic primary contrast with three other leading contenders, including former U.S. Housing special assistant Collin Allred, former State Department senior adviser Ed Meier and Agriculture Department official Lillian Salerno.  Continue reading...

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