Democratic Primary Senate Candidate Maxey Scherr appeared on Jansing and Co today. The segment started with a delusional Senator Ted Cruz claiming that it was President Obama and Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid who shut down the government. Of course it is common knowledge that the government was shut down by Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, and other Republican extremists.
MSNBC played a portion of Maxey Scherr’s political ad ‘Cruz Control’. Maxey Scherr did very well. When asked what she was running on she said the following.
I am running because the people of Texas are sick and tired of folks like John Cornyn and Ted Cruz putting corporations and insurance companies first. I am running to fight for people, for workers, for the LGBT community, for children. I am running to fight for immigrants. And those are the categories of people Ted Cruz and John Cornyn have recklessly left behind. We need someone who is going to fight for people.
She scolded Senator John Cornyn not only for his vote against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), but the insensitive antics he used on the floor when he did it. It showed a disdain for those the law was meant to protect.
It was noted that Maxey Scherr shared several similarities with State Senator and Democratic Primary Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis. They both are single mothers. They are both Democrats. And they are both lawyers. Wendy Davis however did not endorse Maxey Scherr. She endorsed David Alameel, Scherr’s opponent.
Maxey Scherr did not take the bait. She used it as an opportunity to expose David Alameel as a Republican in Democratic clothing. Maxey Scherr came across poised, knowledgeable, politically competent, and ready for primetime.
So who is Maxey Scherr?
Meet Maxey Scherr
Maxey Scherr, a fourth generation Texan from El Paso, is a single mom, lawyer, and Democrat. She is running for the United States Senate to fight for the families and communities across Texas that Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are recklessly leaving behind.
As a lawyer, Maxey was a champion for those who could not fight for themselves: kids whose lives were destroyed by corporate negligence, people who suffered from discrimination, everyday Texans hurt at the workplace, and people who have lost family members.
She was their voice in court – and won.
In the United States Senate, Maxey will continue to be a vocal fighter for those who need it most – for people in the “forgotten Texas” that Cruz and Cornyn are leaving behind.
Maxey will bring her life experience and record fighting for families, kids, women, and workers. Maxey will fight for immigration reform. She will raise the minimum wage to help every worker, and work with Democrats and Republicans to fix Obamacare – without giving power back to the insurance companies. Maxey will work to cut wasteful government spending, but increase support for Texas public schools, job training programs, and high-tech research that are critical to creating tomorrow’s good paying jobs.
A graduate of Texas Tech School of Law, Maxey received jurisprudence recognition for her law school performance and was awarded an academic scholarship for her work on civil and human rights issues abroad.
Maxey lives in El Paso with her son, Tryston. She is a member of numerous associations, including the Texas State Bar, the El Paso Bar Association and the El Paso Women’s Bar Association.