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Ted Ankrum

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After the very late withdraw of Jack McDonald. Ted Ankrum again filed to run for U.S. Congressional District 10. Ted is a man who has served his country and yet in retirement is ready to serve his country again.

The grassroots infrastructure from the 2006 campaign became TrueBlue10, a Texas general PAC, and they've continued to work to win back Congressional District 10 from Mike McCaul. This campaign is a force to be reckoned with, but we still need your help. Signup on the website, follow Ted on Facebook, twitter, but more importantly, take out your wallet. Please make a secure online contribution at:

I disagree with those who think this district is not winnable. Regardless of their opinion those who have announced such publicly do a grave disservice to the voters of this district who deserve a candidate who'll represent them, and not the interests of big business and Wall Street. We have that candidate in Ted Ankrum and are excited that he is running. We will take back Congressional District 10.

Kernan Hornburg

Back in 2006 Ted Ankrum (D) ran for the 10th Congressional District of Texas Tenth District, but lost to the incumbent, see Texas U.S. House election, 2006. He is one of the Fighting Dems. He won a plurality of votes in the Democratiic Party primary, and he went on to win the runoff with 71% of the votes on April 11, 2006.

Ankrum is a 30-year military veteran with four tours in Vietnam. He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Vietnamese Medal of Honor and Cross of Gallantry, and the Purple Heart; Member of Nuclear Navy Personnel selected by Adm. Rickover. A 20% Disabled Veteran. Ted received his BSEE from University of Colorado and MBA from Loyola. He is a former assistant head of NASA and an EPA deputy director. He served in the Carter Administration in the Department of Energy as Chief and Director of numerous programs. He served in the Clinton Administration as a diplomat in Australia. Ted and his wife, Ann, live in Cypress, Texas. Two of their four children and all of their grandchildren also live in Cypress. Ted says, ""I am like many poor boys who joined the Military for a better opportunity and an education. The Navy and this country have been very good to me. I've done my duty before, and I stand ready to do it again."

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This page was last modified 04:36, 23 January 2010 by Kernan Hornburg. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Corncam, Allamakee Democrat, Powerofpie and Patrick0Moran. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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