Colin Allred, Lillian Salerno Mark Turning Point in District 32 Race With Debate on Who Can Beat Pete Sessions

Looking to shift the course in the race for Congressional District 32, Lillian Salerno said Monday that Democrats should elect her as their nominee, or face losing to incumbent Republican Pete Sessions in November."I've got a unique set of credentials that make it so I'm the only one who can beat Pete Sessions," Salerno said at a debate sponsored by the Dallas Democratic Forum.Salerno told the large crowd at the Northaven United Methodist Church that she had more of the experience needed for the job than her rival, Dallas lawyer Colin Allred. In her closing statement, she said she spent 15 years as a licensed attorney, met a payroll as a businesswoman and served five years as a deputy undersecretary in the Department of Agriculture. She pointed out that Allred has never led a business, has been a licensed attorney for only "a couple of years" and spent five months as an assistant in the federal Housing Department."You deserve somebody like me," she said. "You deserve somebody who can go up there and fight."  Continue reading...

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