Houston, TX – In two weeks, Nancy Pelosi will arrive in Houston to raise money for endangered Democrat Lizzie Fletcher. Democrats are sounding the alarm bells in the 7th District after Republican nominee Wesley Hunt quadrupled Lizzie Fletcher’s fundraising in the first 6 weeks of 2020. Hunt for Congress Campaign Manager, Jim Hilk released the following statement.
“It’s no surprise that Nancy Pelosi is coming to the rescue of one of her most loyal subordinates, Lizzie Fletcher,” said Hilk. “Even though Fletcher promised during her 2018 campaign that she wouldn’t ‘take orders from Nancy Pelosi’, that is exactly what she’s done. To date, Fletcher has voted with Pelosi almost 100% of the time and now Pelosi’s trying to save her campaign. It’s pretty clear that when push comes to shove, Fletcher will stand with Pelosi, not Houston.”
Throughout her career, Nancy Pelosi has consistently attacked the energy industry and the jobs they provide in Houston. From banning offshore drilling to implementing a destructive carbon tax, Pelosi has shown no interest in the prosperity of Houston. Lizzie Fletcher’s support for her is telling and shows where she truly stands on protecting her district.