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Caraway ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent[[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2012|30th District]].  She was defeated by incumbent [[Eddie Bernice Johnson]] in the May 29 Democratic primary.
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Caraway ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2012|30th District]].  She was defeated by incumbent [[Eddie Bernice Johnson]] in the May 29 Democratic primary.
  
 
According to ''Politico'', Johnson's primary competition was serious. Both Caraway and Clayton were legitimate threats to the 10-term Johnson, and Clayton raised significant funds and created a compelling ad. Additionally, national super PAC [[Campaign for Primary Accountability]] launched an ad campaign against the incumbent. For her part, Johnson emphasized her endorsement from Barack Obama, important in a majority-black district.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/75895.html ''Politico'' "5 incumbents facing primary fight," May 3, 2012]</ref>
 
According to ''Politico'', Johnson's primary competition was serious. Both Caraway and Clayton were legitimate threats to the 10-term Johnson, and Clayton raised significant funds and created a compelling ad. Additionally, national super PAC [[Campaign for Primary Accountability]] launched an ad campaign against the incumbent. For her part, Johnson emphasized her endorsement from Barack Obama, important in a majority-black district.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/75895.html ''Politico'' "5 incumbents facing primary fight," May 3, 2012]</ref>

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Barbara Caraway
Barbara Mallory Caraway.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 30
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Texas State House, District 110
2007-2013
Education
High schoolPalo Duro High School
Bachelor'sTexas Southern University
Personal
Place of birthClarksville, Texas
ProfessionSmall business owner
Barbara Caraway is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 30th Congressional District of Texas. She previously ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2012.

Caraway is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 110 from 2007 to 2013. She previously served on the Dallas City Council.

Biography

Mallory-Caraway is Owner/Founder of Showcase Group, Limited Liability Company. She has also worked as Owner/Founder of Barbara Mallory Caraway and Associates, Co-Host/Producer of the Joe Bagby Morning Show KHVN Heaven 97am, and an After School Program instructor at Nova Charter.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Mallory-Caraway served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

Issues

  • HB 1052 - Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of film districts.
  • HB 1515 - Relating to sanctions that may be imposed under certain circumstances on academically unacceptable public school campuses.
  • HB 4240 - Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.[2]

Controversy

Police were called to a disturbance at Caraway's home in January 2011. Caraway's husband, Dwaine, who is Dallas mayor pro tem, called Police Chief David Brown personally for assistance. City officials asked the attorney general to allow the city to keep the records of the investigation secret.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2014

Caraway is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 30th District. Caraway is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[4]

2012

See also: Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2012

Caraway ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 30th District. She was defeated by incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson in the May 29 Democratic primary.

According to Politico, Johnson's primary competition was serious. Both Caraway and Clayton were legitimate threats to the 10-term Johnson, and Clayton raised significant funds and created a compelling ad. Additionally, national super PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability launched an ad campaign against the incumbent. For her part, Johnson emphasized her endorsement from Barack Obama, important in a majority-black district.[5]

Opponent targeted

Incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson was targeted by the Super PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability.[6] The Houston Chronicle reports that the PAC targeted Johnson because she was a long-standing incumbent, her constituents were dissatisfied, and there was a capable challenger.[7] The PAC's efforts benefited Caraway and fellow primary challenger Taj Clayton.[8]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mallory-Caraway won re-election in District 110. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 110
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Mallory-Caraway (D) 15,866 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mallory-Caraway won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 110th District, receiving 30,869 votes without opposition.[10] She raised $56,313 for her campaign.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 110
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Mallory-Caraway (D) 30,869 100.00%

Campaign donors

2010

Mallory-Caraway raised a total of $59,496 in 2010. Below are her top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[12]

Contributor 2010 total
Border Health $10,000
Chickasaw Nation $5,000
Hillco Partners $1,800
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $1,500
Texas Association of Realtors $1,500

2008

Mallory-Caraway raised $56,313 in 2008. Her top 5 campaign contributors are listed below.[13]

Contributor 2008 total
Border PAC $5,000
Gene Phillips $2,500
Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Pena & Sampson $2,000
H Ross Perot Jr $2,000
Apartment Assoc of Greater Dallas $2,000

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[14] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Barbara Mallory-Caraway received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Preceded by
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Texas House District 110
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Toni Rose (D)