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Candlelight vigil held for Round Rock Juneteenth shooting victim | FOX 7 Austin

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www.youtube.com – FOX 7 Austin – 2024-06-20 23:06:00

SUMMARY: A community gathered for an evening of prayer at Webb Middle School to honor Lindsay Vicnaire, who was a victim of a mass shooting at Round Rock's Juneteenth Festival. About 100 people held small candles to show support during this dark time. Candace Cooper, a friend of the Vicnaire family, spoke about the impact on the community, especially members of the Austin Honey Badgers Track Club, who were close to Lindsay. The vigil, which emphasized finding strength together, took place less than a week after Lindsay and Era Duke's deaths, with a 17-year-old suspect in custody but more suspects sought.

A group of about 100 people gathered for an evening of prayer and remembrance for one of the Round Rock Juneteenth mass shooting victims, Lyndsey Vicknair.

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No, Kamala Harris isn’t guaranteed the Democratic nomination. There’s a lot of names in the ring

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-07-21 22:09:55

SUMMARY: President Joe Biden's decision to step down as the Democratic nominee shocked some and was expected by others, stemming from concerns during the first presidential debate. US Representative Lloyd Doet was the first to publicly urge Biden to drop out. Biden's campaign struggled to prove his fitness for a second term. Ultimately, Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris upon his withdrawal. Harris expressed her gratitude and intention to win the nomination. With the Democratic National Convention looming, other Democratic candidates like Governors Gretchen Whitmer, J.B. Pritzker, Josh Shapiro, Gavin Newsom, and Andy Beshear are potential contenders. This unprecedented situation raises questions about the party's future and electoral dynamics.

When President Joe Biden told America that he was pulling out of the 2024 Presidential election race, he also endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris in the same breath. The move by Biden is one that our nation has never seen before in modern history.

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Biden drops out: Texas leaders react

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-07-21 21:29:02

SUMMARY: The number of lawmakers urging President Biden to step down has grown, with North Texas Democrat and Congressional Black Caucus member, Congressman Mark Veasey, leading the call. Texas Democrats praised Biden's service and shifted support to Vice President Kamala Harris's campaign. Harris, considered highly qualified, received endorsements from several Texas Democrats, including Veasey. She recently spoke at the Alpha Kappa Alpha convention in Dallas. Conversely, Texas Republicans criticized Harris and demanded Biden's resignation. Governor Greg Abbott voiced strong opposition, stating Biden's unfitness for presidency. As the Democratic National Convention approaches, some Democrats, like Congressman Lloyd Doggett, seek a more open candidate selection process.

Joe Biden dropping out of the presidential race sent shockwaves through the political world. Texas leaders on both sides of the aisle reacted to the on Sunday.

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Texas Rep. Marc Veasey on Biden ending campaign, endorsing Kamala Harris

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-07-21 19:30:27

SUMMARY: The congressman commends President Biden for his significant accomplishments, including passing key legislation like the bipartisan infrastructure bill. He celebrates Biden’s decision to step down and supports Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee, citing her qualifications and potential to energize voters. He dismisses recent polls suggesting Trump gains among black and brown voters, emphasizing Harris’s ability to perform well with these demographics. The congressman believes the timing for Harris’s nomination is ideal and expects the DNC to resolve procedural details without issues. He anticipates increased enthusiasm from Democrats, Independents, and even some Republicans.

Just days after Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth) called for President Biden to drop out of the presidential race, he did so. Veasey sits down with FOX 4’s Steven Dial about Biden’s decision, his thoughts on the potential candidacy of Kamala Harris and how the new Democratic nominee will be chosen.

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