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Houston Democrat raises almost $253K in just 3 weeks in bid for Congress

Tahir Javed, candidate for US Representative for Texas District 29.
Tahir Javed, candidate for US Representative for Texas District 29.

It took just three weeks for Democrat Tahir Javed to show he is serious about running for Congress to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Gene Green.
Javed, CEO of a health care company, raised almost $253,000 in just three weeks according to a statement put out by his campaign.

The former Beaumont resident who has just moved to Houston, said it took just a few events to raise the money, giving him even more confidence in his bid for the 29th Congressional District, which includes parts of Houston, South Houston and Pasadena.

“This is a great sign we will have the resources to win in March and November, and bring progress and change to Washington,” Javed said.
Campaign finance reports tallying how much all of the candidates raised and spent since the race started are required to be reported to the Federal Election Commission by Jan. 31.

Javed, who owns more than 25 businesses, said he hasn’t ruled out putting his own money in the campaign as well.

Javed is part of a crowded field of Democrats battling in the March 6 primary. State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, Augustine Reyes, Dominique Michelle Garcia, Hector Morales, Pedro Valencia and Roel Garcia.

On the Republican side, four candidates have qualified for the GOP primary. They are: Carmen Maria Montiel, Jaimy Z. Blanco, Phillip Aronoff and Robert Schafranek.

Green, a Democrat, has represented Houston in Congress since 1992. Green has endorsed Sylvia Garcia to replace him and attended a rally on Saturday in support of her campaign.

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