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2009 Fundraiser, Held at the Sky
Terrace Lounge, Corpus Christi
In a radio interview Friday, Farenthold explained his position:
"Listen, the fact that the Senate does not have the courage to do some of the things that every Republican in the Senate promised to do is just absolutely repugnant to me," he told Texas radio host Bob Jones on "Keys 1440 AM." "Some of the people that are opposed to this -- there are some female senators from the Northeast -- if it was a guy from South Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style."
In 1804 then Vice President Aaron Burr killed political opponent Alexander Hamilton in a gun duel. Murder charges were filed against Burr in New Jersey and New York, but later dropped.
Doughboy Farenthold, would not challenge "females," but only some "guy from South Texas," he would consider closer to his equal.
Farenthold's district once included Brownsville. TSC Board President Adela Garza was Farenthold's field representative until four new congressional districts were created in 2012 because of population increase reflected in the 2010 census.
Currently, Brownsville is included in the 34th District, represented by Filemon Vela, which gerrymanders from Brownsville, bypasses Corpus Christi, but goes as far north as Goliad and Dewey and half of Gonzalez counties.