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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:44 AM

Prism Health employee challenging 16-term congressman Joe Barton

John Duncan was attending a town hall meeting with his congressman, Republican Joe Barton, in Frost, a Navarro County town midway between Corsicana and Hillsboro the night that Barton told a constituent asking whether he would support legislation to combat violence against women to “shut up.”

That’s when Duncan decided he would challenge Barton for Texas’ 6th District congressional seat. “It was horrifying,” Duncan said of Barton’s reaction that night.

Barton, a 32-year veteran of Congress, apparently never expected people to travel from Arlington to Frost, on the far edge of the district, to confront him on issues like healthcare.

“He’s out of touch,” Duncan said of the Republican incumbent. “He doesn’t care about our concerns.”

Read more: http://www.dallasvoice.com/prism-health-employee-challenging-16-term-congressman-10240666.html

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