Linda Vega

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Linda Vega
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Texas
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
J.D.George Washington Law School
Personal
Place of birthWeslaco, Texas
Websites
Campaign website
Linda Vega campaign logo
Linda Vega was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Texas.[1] She was defeated by incumbent John Cornyn in the primary election on March 4, 2014.[2]

Biography

Vega graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and George Washington Law School. She has worked for the Department of Labor and is currently the owner of The Vega Law Firm.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Vega's campaign website lists the following issues:[4]

  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "I support the Constitution and 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. When the government overstretches its powers to PROHIBIT individuals from protecting themselves, we should reconsider the intrusive role of the federal government in our lives."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "We should be less restrictive on opportunities to use our resources that can create new jobs and offer energy to our communities. We need to create more free trade that will create millions of jobs for Americans and more markets for American companies."
  • Education: School Choice
Excerpt: "I support parents who want to make better choices for their family. As a mother of two, I find myself very involved in my children's education. I have had to challenge their studies on various occasions, such as suggest more books, take them on trips, and get tutoring for them."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "We should be less restrictive on opportunities to use resources that can create new jobs and offer energy to our communities. We need to offer better foreign policies to other countries so they will be more willing to share their energy through partnerships that would benefit our economy in the trillions of dollars."
  • Immigration Reform/Dream Act
Excerpt: "I am not for amnesty. I believe that we must reform our Broken Immigration system. It is not modern, prohibits our economic opportunities, and allows many to receive benefits while undocumented. If we intend to deal with overstays and illegal entries, then we must have a logical plan to do so. "

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Texas, 2014

Vega ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Texas. Vega was defeated by incumbent John Cornyn in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Texas Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cornyn Incumbent 59.4% 781,259
Steve Stockman 19.1% 251,577
Dwayne Stovall 10.7% 140,794
Linda Vega 3.8% 50,057
Ken Cope 2.6% 34,409
Chris Mapp 1.8% 23,535
Reid Reasor 1.6% 20,600
Curt Cleaver 0.9% 12,325
Total Votes 1,314,556
Source: Texas Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Vega's reports.

Linda Vega (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[5]January 30, 2014$0$16,246$(17,665)$-1,418
Running totals
$16,246$(17,665)

Personal

Vega has two sons.[3]

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