Sessions Draws a Tea Party Opponent

U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, will face a primary challenge from Katrina Pierson, a well-known Tea Party activist from Garland. Pierson filed with the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday morning and announced her candidacy on her Facebook page and a new campaign website.

Sessions was first elected to Congress in 1996 — his third attempt at the job — and has been re-elected every two years since then. He is now chairman of the House Rules Committee, which helps determine what goes to the full House for consideration and debate. In 2008 and 2010, he headed the National Republican Congressional Committee ...

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