FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kopser, Kling, Wolff Campaigns to Continue Veterans Outreach with Blockwalking, VFW Visit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 26, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

 

Kopser, Kling, Wolff Campaigns to Continue Veterans Outreach with Blockwalking, VFW Visit

(San Antonio, TX) -- This Sunday Joseph Kopser (TX-21), Steven Kling (SD-25), and Judge Nelson Wolff (Bexar County), will continue their joint veterans outreach with a coordinated canvass of veterans and military families and a VFW visit in San Antonio.

The veterans outreach program, as reported in the Houston Chronicle, was created to get military families more engaged in the political process through genuine engagement on the issues, not buzzwords and platitudes that so many campaigns have used. “We’re trying to change that dynamic,” Judge Wolff told the Chronicle.

Kopser, Kling, and Wolff will meet at 1:00pm for a veterans-focused blockwalk. At 4:00pm, Kling and Kopser will sit down at VFW Post #76 in San Antonio to meet with fellow veterans and hear their concerns. Details for both events are below:

Veterans and Military Families Canvass Launch

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00pm

Kopser SATX HQ

8546 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX

Joseph Kopser, Steven Kling,

Judge Nelson Wolff, staff and volunteers

 

Vets For Kopser & Kling

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

VFW Post #76

10 10th St, San Antonio, TX 78215

Steven Kling, Joseph Kopser

Both events will be open to the press. Please contact Madison at madison@kopserforcongress.com with questions or to RSVP.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kopser Takes a Stand Against Voter Suppression in Hays County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 25, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

Kopser Takes a Stand Against Voter Suppression in Hays County

(San Marcos, TX) -- Today, Joseph Kopser stood with the students of Texas State University, citizens of San Marcos, and fellow Texas candidates against the flagrant voter suppression occurring in Hays County.

After Kopser and other candidates signed a letter requesting that TXST early voting locations stay open longer, a leader in the Hays County GOP sent the following:

“Please email [your Hays County Commissioner] TODAY, and urge him NOT to allow extended voting times or days for students at Texas State University. If we are to change the rules in the middle of the game it favors Democrats and we sure don’t want to do that in this--what is going to be--a close election as it is.”

Joseph Kopser, a first-time candidate who served 20 years in the Army and founded a successful tech company in Texas, released the following statement:

“Voter suppression--regardless of political party--is unacceptable. This week’s voter suppression efforts are particularly egregious because they are aimed at students, specifically students of one political party. Texas State students--like every Texan--must be allowed to exercise their right to vote. This very obvious partisan move against their voting rights is just another example of the hyper-partisanship that is impacting our politics."

“Here on the ground in TX-21, I’m working to serve everyone in this district, regardless of their political ideology, and put country over party. To fulfill our government’s obligation to Texas voters, I’ll fight to keep the polls open as long as necessary, and to increase staff and voting machines to reduce wait times for students. Regardless of who they choose to vote for.”

Kopser has signed on to a letter addressed to Administrator Jennifer Anderson and Commissioners Ingalsbe, Jones, Shell, and Whisenant.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: POLITICO: Career Political Staffer Chip Roy Could “make Cruz look like a squishy moderate.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 23, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176, madison@kopserforcongress.com

POLITICO: Career Political Staffer Chip Roy Could “make Cruz look like a squishy moderate.”

(Washington, DC) -- Today, Politico Magazine published an interview with Chip Roy, highlighting Roy’s promise to be even more divisive and further right than Ted Cruz. Among other instances of putting party over country, Roy helped orchestrate a government shutdown as Cruz’s Chief of Staff.

The article highlighted Roy’s divisive attitude:

“He has pledged to support House Freedom Caucus founding chairman Jim Jordan for speaker, and is expected to quickly establish himself as one of the House GOP’s most outspoken and combative members.”

And Roy’s hypocrisy on the President:

“Once a fierce critic—described by friends as a committed “Never Trump” advocate in 2016, when he was working in support of Cruz’s presidential campaign—the congressional hopeful now talks fondly of the president, praising his assault on “the swamp” and sharing his concern about a “deep state” acting as a shadow government.”

Even top Republican are concerned about his potential return to Washington:

“‘This guy is going to be to the right of the Freedom Caucus.’”

Read the full story from Politico Magazine here.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kopser, Kling, and Wolff Campaigns Announce First of Its Kind Coordinated Veterans GOTV Program for San Antonio Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 19, 2018

CONTACT: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176, madison@kopserforcongress.com

Kopser, Kling, and Wolff Campaigns Announce First of Its Kind Coordinated Veterans GOTV Program for San Antonio Market

(San Antonio, TX) -- Beginning Thursday, October 25, the Joseph Kopser (TX CD-21), Steven Kling (TX SD-25) and Nelson Wolff (Bexar County Judge) campaigns will execute an initiative to empower veterans and veteran families in San Antonio and Austin.

The new program will include a dedicated veteran-to-veteran phone bank, door knocking, and strategic outreach to veteran communities.

“This is a first of its kind effort to prioritize the voice of veteran families in Bexar County,”  said Judge Nelson Wolff. “It’s long overdue and I welcome the energy and insight that veterans Joseph Kopser and Steven Kling bring to Bexar County and this historic election.”

Joseph Kopser, candidate for TX-21 who is himself a 20-year Army veteran, has led the charge to open pathways for veterans to become business owners and entrepreneurs..

"But there is much work to be done," said Kopser. "The full potential of our veterans in our community is still unmet. From a return to service in volunteerism, opening a small business, entrepreneurship… the full contribution of our veterans has yet to be realized.

“The struggles some veterans and their families face are real and too often overlooked. Congress shares the blame with a Veterans Administration that has strayed from its charter to serve and honor the men and women who are America’s Veterans and their families.”

Steve Kling, candidate for TX SD-25 who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, made it clear this election is unique. “Judge Wolff, Joseph Kopser, and I aren’t leaving anything on the table.  We’re committed to support a new coalition of Texans committed to making a difference. Together we will bring servant leadership to Bexar County, Austin, and Washington.”

What can Veterans do to continue to serve our country while working double time to serve their families?

"In TX-21, Veterans can do a lot," said Kopser Field Director Mattea Pechter. "The 69,000 Veterans who live here - 9% of the vote - can make a huge difference in November. We have the opportunity to establish new expectations of our elected officials and hold them accountable. Veterans can get the representation that they've earned and the action that our country needs."

To learn more about this unique effort, contact Madison at madison@kopserforccongress.com. To get involved, contact Mattea at mattea@kopserforcongress.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ENDORSEMENT, RATINGS CHANGE: Following Strong Debate Performance, Local and National Shift in Kopser’s Favor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 19, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (609) 254-0647 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

ENDORSEMENT, RATINGS CHANGE: Following Strong Debate Performance,

Local and National Shift in Kopser’s Favor

TX-21 upgraded to “Leans Republican”

Express-News endorses “decorated military veteran” Joseph Kopser

(Austin, TX)-- On the heels of a strong debate performance, in which Kopser proved his prowess on the issues that matter to TX-21, his campaign received a prominent endorsement and shifted in national race ratings.

FiveThirtyEight, a respected poll aggregator, has upgraded their rating in the heavily gerrymandered Texas 21st Congressional District from “Likely Republican” to “Leans Republican,” giving combat veteran and businessman Joseph Kopser a higher chance of victory than ever before. Kopser released the following statement:

“We've raised more than anyone in the history of this district. We've identified more supporters than any congressional campaign in Texas. Now, our race ratings have been upgraded once again. We can win this--and more than ever, the evidence says that we will.”

In addition to his successful debate and ratings boost, Kopser received the endorsement of the San Antonio Express-News editorial board. The board, which has endorsed both Democrats and Republicans in competitive congressional races this year, cites Kopser’s strong platform and record on the future economy:

“On so many points, we — as does Kopser — have fundamental disagreements with Roy.... On whether climate change is real, Roy says, “I’m not a scientist.” He says we should eliminate pollutants but not at the expense of people’s lives.

“The United States, a global leader in producing the emissions that accelerate climate change, should be actively working with other countries to battle this. Kopser is there on climate change. We are not at all confident that Roy is. Simply, this is the existential issue of our time.”

“This proves what our internal polling has showed all along,” Kopser added. “When voters hear my story, learn where I stand on the issues, and recognize that our platform reflects more than just one political party but instead the needs of Texas moving forward, we win.”

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.


PRESS ADVISORY: Final TX-21 Debate to Air on KLRN and KSAT

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 18, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176

Final TX-21 Debate to Air on KLRN and KSAT

The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area will host the final debate between Joseph Kopser and his opponents in TX-21

(San Antonio, TX) -- Tonight, Joseph Kopser will meet his opponents onstage for the final scheduled debate in the TX-21 race. Kopser, an Army veteran, educator, businessman, and father of three daughters, has used the previous two debates to lay out his vision for a new generation of independent leadership.

By contrast, Kopser’s Republican opponent has attempted to prioritize fear over facts in both debates, reinforcing his gloom and doom narrative that disingenuously pits immigrants against the business community and misrepresents Kopser’s positions on border security. Ahead of tonight’s debate, Kopser released the following statement:

“Although I have asked my opponents to join me for substantive town halls on the issues in each of the ten counties of this district, I am grateful for the opportunity to debate them tonight. TX-21 deserves the chance to hear from their candidates and elected officials and get to know where they really stand on issues like jobs, education, health care, and immigration.

“I look forward to sharing my perspective on these issues, a perspective I developed as a Ronald Reagan Republican in my formative years, a fiercely Independent Army officer in my 20 years of service, and now as a businessman and  father of three daughters motivated by concern about the future we’re building for our our kids. My team which has outraised every opponent and identified more supporters than any other Democratic congressional campaign in Texas, will remain committed to actual facts and voter priorities --not the fear  and division my opponents are determined to sow.”

Hilary Barrett, Kopser’s Campaign Manager, added:

“In the past two debates, and in many of his communications with the voters of this district, Chip Roy has deliberately misled the public about who he really is. Tonight’s debate will give San Antonio voters, and every voter in this district, a chance to meet the real Joseph Kopser--and the real Chip Roy.

“Chip Roy and Lee Santos are fringe candidates, at best, and are far removed from the Texas values that Joseph has brought to this campaign for the last 20 months”

Although additional filming will not be permitted at tonight’s debate, press is welcome to attend. Please contact Madison at madison@kopserforcongress.com to learn more and KLRN to confirm attendance.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Joseph Kopser Continues Trend Toward Historic Upset in TX-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 17, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

Joseph Kopser Continues Trend Toward Historic Upset in TX-21

With over $944,000 raised, Kopser more than doubles previous quarter’s raise, outraises all opponents for fifth quarter in a row.

(San Antonio, TX) -- This week, Joseph Kopser’s campaign in the Texas 21st Congressional District announced Kopser’s historic raise of $944,332 in the third financial quarter. Kopser’s background as an Army veteran, educator, and entrepreneur has created unique inroads in the open seat district, and the latest financial quarter results cement his status as one of the strongest challengers in Texas.

Kopser’s record-breaking raise will allow the campaign to deliver a win in November, executing a strategic operation through volunteer coordination, advertising buys on TV and digital, mail, and, most importantly, a continued presence throughout this geographically large, gerrymandered district.

“Joseph has raised more money than any candidate, of any party, in the history of this district,” Hilary Barrett, Kopser’s Campaign Manager, said. “While our momentum continues to grow, our opponent’s campaign has stagnated, focusing on the big DC money he learned to raise as a Super PAC Director instead of the people of TX-21. While Roy’s dark, misleading ad runs on a meager budget, national Republicans have fled the San Antonio media market, leaving him alone to defend his record as a career insider.

“It’s long been clear that Joseph Kopser is the candidate TX-21 wants. Now it’s clearer than ever that he can win.”

Although Kopser leads his opponents in fundraising, having raised almost $1,000,000 more than Roy through the cycle, Barrett noted Roy’s high numbers in one key area.

“It’s no surprise that Chip Roy, who once ran a network of dark money SuperPACs for Ted Cruz, has raised over $91,000 more than Joseph in PAC money. While he focuses on the big donors that he got to know as a career insider, we’re prioritizing the people of TX-21.”

Kopser’s numbers broke all fundraising records--Democrat or Republican--in TX-21.

  • As of now, Kopser has raised more in this cycle than any candidate in the history of the district (including 30-year incumbent Lamar Smith)

  • This is the fifth quarter in a row that Kopser has beaten his original goal and his Republican opponent.

  • Kopser has nearly doubled his Q2 raise in Q3.

  • Kopser’s raise in Q3 alone is roughly equal to Roy’s raise for the entire cycle through Q2.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Joseph Kopser Offers Winning Choice for TX-21 in KVUE, Austin and San Marcos Chambers of Commerce Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 16, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

Joseph Kopser Offers Winning Choice for TX-21 in KVUE, Austin and San Marcos Chambers of Commerce Debate

(Austin, TX) -- Today, the Austin and San Marcos Chambers hosted a TX-21 debate, moderated by KVUE News. This is only the second time in the general election that Kopser’s opponent has agreed  to meet onstage to present his platform to the public for an open, accessible conversation on the issues. By contrast, Kopser has held town halls and other public events throughout the ten counties of the district.

Kopser’s decisive debate performance demonstrated his experience with and strong knowledge of the issues that affect the business community, citizens, and the 21st Congressional district overall.

Kopser released the following statement:

“I’ve talked to Democrats, Republicans, and Independents across this district and around the country. There is no disagreement that these are historic times for our country. And there is no disagreement that Congress needs to get to work to meet the needs of these historic times.

Historically, Congress is where change happens. Immigration, equal rights, and campaign reform must all be addressed in DC. My opponent has spent his entire professional career derailing the leadership that Congress was intended to provide. So it’s no surprise that he confirmed again today that he wants to diminish that critical balance in American democracy, lowering expectation of our elected representatives  and ceding authority to special interests.

I’m looking forward to the work of meeting the challenges we face and that it is Congress’ responsibility to fix. Chip Roy wants to keep the status quo and the swamp full.”

Hilary Barrett, Kopser’s Campaign Manager, added:

“We already knew that Joseph’s background makes him a perfect fit for this district, which includes thriving business communities along the I-35 corridor and through the Hill Country, and contains 69,000 veterans and their families. Today he proved once again that he has the chops to win.

“While Chip Roy danced around actual answers and misrepresented Joseph’s position on the issues, Joseph offered the fresh, honest perspective of the next generation of independent leaders. He took Roy to task on his secret sweetheart deal with indicted Ken Paxton, his fear mongering on immigration, and his refusal to be open with the people of this district.

“Joseph has the biography and the real Texas values that will win in this district--and the knowledge and bipartisan support to back it up.”

Kopser and his opponent are scheduled for only one more debate, this time at the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area’s forum this Thursday, 10/18. Kopser’s libertarian opponent will also be present. Learn more about that event here.

Footage from today’s TX-21 debate is available here.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

 

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PRESS ADVISORY: Joseph Kopser to Host Roundtable on Veteran' and Veteran Family Issues in TX-21 on 10/17

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 16th, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176, (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

Joseph Kopser to Host Roundtable on Veteran and Veteran Family Issues in TX-21 on 10/17

(San Antonio, TX) -- This Wednesday, decorated combat veteran Joseph Kopser will sit down with fellow veterans TX-21 for a roundtable discussion on how veterans and their families are uniquely impacted by healthcare, education, workforce development, mental health, and more. Kopser, a 20-year Army veteran, West Point graduate and Bronze Star recipient, will sit down to collaborate with peers and field experts on how Washington can better serve those who have dedicated themselves to serving their country.

Kopser retired from the Army in 2013 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Since then, he’s worked to support veterans in transition by introducing Bunker Labs in Austin and San Antonio and founding the Pippin Award and Endowment at the University of Texas. Both initiatives support veterans interested in entrepreneurship and starting their own companies.

If elected, Kopser has pledged to be an accountable, accessible representative for TX-21, which includes Military City USA and has a veteran population of 69,000.

Details for Wednesday’s event are below:

Veterans’ Transition Roundtable with Joseph Kopser

October 17th, 2018

9:00am - 10:30am

PTSD Foundation of America

14747 Jones Maltsberger Rd,

San Antonio, TX 78232

This event will be open to the press. Please contact Madison at madison@kopserforcongress.com for more information or to RSVP.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.


PRESS ADVISORY: Joseph Kopser Continues Listening Tour, Travels Throughout TX-21 Hill Country on Campaign Hayride

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 11, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

Joseph Kopser Continues Listening Tour, Travels Throughout TX-21 Hill Country on Campaign Hayride

(Johnson City, TX) -- On Saturday, Joseph Kopser will travel throughout the TX-21 Hill Country, stopping for rallies across the region to meet local voters, learn what’s important to them, and get out the vote. Kopser, a 20-year Army Veteran, tech entrepreneur, and candidate for Congress, will be joined by residents of Johnson City, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Bandera, and Boerne to share his mission of putting country over party, providing new leadership, and delivering TX-21 values to Washington.

The Hayride is in the spirit of Kopser’s 20-month commitment to visiting every county of TX-21 for real connection and substantive conversations, which he has carried out through district tours, town halls, meet & greets, and roundtables. He was an early signer of the Town Hall Project’s pledge, committing himself to holding a minimum of four town halls per year if elected. The Kopser for Congress campaign hopes to see many new and familiar faces throughout the Hill Country next weekend as Kopser works to establish new expectations for representation in the region.

“We’re putting Texas values into action in a tangible way--by showing up. Thanks to that effort to reach every voter, of every political persuasion, this campaign’s momentum is growing every day,” Kopser said. “Texas voters are ready and excited to elect a new generation of leaders who are present, accessible, open, honest, and willing to work for the people. I am returning to public service to be that champion for the people of TX-21. And the first thing we can do to build better politics is sit down for real, substantive conversations on the issues. That’s why we’re working with voters across the Hill Country, whose priorities have been overlooked by Washington for far too long.”

The rallies, and the opportunity to travel with the campaign for the hayride, will be open to all--including Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. Details for each of Saturday’s events are below.

Hill Country Hayride and Rallies with Joseph Kopser

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Facebook event | Campaign website

Rally Locations:

Johnson City

10:30am -11:30am

Johnson City Memorial Park

Fredericksburg

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lady Bird Johnson Memorial Park

Kerrville

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Louise Hays Park

Bandera

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Bandera Electric Company

Boerne

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Random Beer Garden

Each of the rallies will be open to press. Please contact Madison at madison@kopserforcongress.com with questions or to RSVP.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In First Campaign Ad, Chip Roy Tries To Divide Texans While Using Stock Photos of Soldiers. Joseph Kopser Has a Better Idea.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 9, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

In First Campaign Ad, Chip Roy Tries To Divide Texans While Using Stock Photos of Soldiers. Joseph Kopser Has a Better Idea.

(San Antonio, TX) -- This week, Chip Roy released his first ads of the general election. Roy’s ads included stock images of soldiers while misinforming Texans of the reality at the US Texas Border.

A screenshot from Roy’s ad

A Google image search for “three soldiers sunset”

In the spirit of bipartisanship, Joseph Kopser is offering Roy the following photos from Kopser’s 20 year career in the Army to use for free, so that Roy will not have to spend any more money on stock photos.

“As I’ve said many times, I’m committed to working across the aisle to solve problems,” Kopser said. “Even if it means saving my opponent money.”

Kopser graduates from the Army Ranger School, a rigorous leadership training course that tests the limits of soldiers’ endurance.In Iraq, Kopser wrote home to organize a clothing drive to keep Iraqi children warm. Here, he poses with one of the children who received shoes from the drive.

Kopser poses for a picture with fellow Soldiers from the First Cavalry Division.Kopser is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, working in the Pentagon.

Kopser relaxes with fellow soldiers during one of his two deployments to Iraq. 2-7 CAV, 1st Cavalry Division.

“I welcome the use of these, and other photos available at KopserForCongress.com,” added Kopser. If these don’t work for Chip, “I’m happy to introduce him to some of the 69,000 veterans and their families who live  in TX 21, including at my VFW Post 3377, or from Bunker Labs in San Antonio and Austin, where I mentor fellow veteran entrepreneurs.”

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

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PRESS ADVISORY: Roundtable on Education and Workforce Development Hosted by Joseph Kopser

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 9, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176, (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

 

Roundtable on Education and Workforce Development Hosted by Joseph Kopser

 

(San Marcos, TX) -- This Wednesday, Joseph Kopser will convene Hays County community leaders for a roundtable conversation on education and workforce development. Kopser, an Army veteran and businessman who spent five years teaching at the university level, will sit down with education specialists, job corps representatives, business leaders, students, and former elected officials to discuss the rapid economic growth along the I-35 corridor and its effects on workforce development.

Kopser has made jobs and education a central piece of his campaign, and has often said that one of his first legislative priorities if elected will be a 21st Century Jobs Act. Although he has experience in many aspects of this issue--having taught at the college level, created jobs with his business, raised three daughters through the pubic school system, and funded girls’ STEM programming--this roundtable will be an opportunity to gain valuable insight from subject matter experts currently engaged in the field.

Details are below:

Education and Workforce Development Roundtable

October 11, 2018

9:00am - 10:30am

The Price Center

222 W San Antonio St,

San Marcos, TX 78666

This event will be open to the press. Please contact Madison at madison@kopserforcongress.com for more information or to RSVP.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.


PRESS ADVISORY: Joseph Kopser Continues First in a Generation Town Hall Tour in Real County

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 5, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

 

Joseph Kopser Continues First in a Generation Town Hall Tour in Real County

 

(Leakey, TX) -- This Sunday, Joseph Kopser will meet voters in Real County for a TX-21 town hall. Kopser, a 20-year Army Veteran, tech entrepreneur, and candidate for Congress in TX-21, will sit down with Hill Country residents to answer their questions and learn more about their concerns.

 

Kopser was an early signer of the Town Hall Project’s pledge, and has committed himself to holding a minimum of four town halls per year if elected. During the General Election, Kopser has previously held town halls in Kendall, Kerr, Gillespie, Blanco, Bandera, and Comal Counties. Kopser will spend the early afternoon at a town hall in Austin before traveling to Leakey. Ahead of Sunday’s event, Kopser released the following statement.

 

“Voters across this district are sick and tired of politics as usual. They’re hungry for real representation, and searching for the candidates and elected officials who will be accessible and accountable to their constituents. That’s what our campaign is offering, and why our TX-21 town hall tour is taking us back to counties like Real that have too often been overlooked by Washington.

 

“Bringing calm to the chaos of DC means really getting to know the voters of your district and listening to their concerns. That’s why I’m holding town halls in each of the ten counties, and why I’ve invited my opponents to do the same.”

 

Kopser’s campaign has repeatedly asked Roy for open, accessible debates in all ten counties of TX-21, through public statements and social media. Roy is once again invited to join Kopser at this or any other town hall the campaign hosts. Details for Sunday’s event are below.

 

Real County Town Hall with Joseph Kopser

Sunday, October 7, 2018

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Real County Nutrition Hall at the Sansom Center

420 West Ranch Road 337, Leakey TX

Facebook event

 

The town hall will be open to press and is providing another opportunity for Real County voters to meet with Kopser after the previous Leakey town hall was postponed due to severe flooding. Please contact Madison at madison@kopserforcongress.com with questions or to RSVP.

 

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

 

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PRESS ADVISORY: For Seventh of Ten Events, Joseph Kopser Hosts Town Hall in Travis Count

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 5, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

 

For Seventh of Ten Events, Joseph Kopser Hosts Town Hall in Travis County

 

(Austin, TX) -- On Sunday, Joseph Kopser will sit down with voters in Travis County for a TX-21 town hall. Kopser, a 20-year Army Veteran, tech entrepreneur, and candidate for Congress, will join voters in Austin to learn more about the issues that matter to them.

 

Kopser was an early signer of the Town Hall Project’s pledge, and has committed himself to holding a minimum of four town halls per year if elected. During the General Election, Kopser has previously held town halls in Kendall, Kerr, Gillespie, Blanco, Bandera, and Comal Counties. After the Austin event, Kopser will head to Leakey for a second event with voters there.

 

“Voters across this district agree--it’s time for a new generation of leadership to put a stop to the divisiveness we’ve seen all too often from DC.” Kopser said. “I’m proud to be returning to public service to fight for that goal on behalf of TX-21. And the first thing we can do to heal our politics and bring some calm to the chaos is sit down for real, substantive conversations on the issues. That’s why our campaign is hosting town halls in all ten counties of this district, and why we’re seeing our momentum continue to grow.”

 

Kopser’s campaign has repeatedly asked Roy for open, accessible debates in all ten counties of TX-21, through public statements and social media. Roy is once again invited to join Kopser at this or any other town hall the campaign hosts. Details for Sunday’s event are below.

 

Travis County Town Hall with Joseph Kopser

Sunday, October 7, 2018

12:00pm - 2:00pm

IBEW 520, Floor 3

4818 E. Ben White Blvd, Austin TX

Facebook event | Campaign website

 

The town hall will be open to press. Please contact Madison at madison@kopserforcongress.com with questions or to RSVP.

 

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kopser Smashes Previous Fundraising Record, Reaching Goals For First In A Generation Upset In TX-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 1, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176, (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

 

Kopser Smashes Previous Fundraising Record, Reaching Goals For First In A Generation Upset In TX-21

(Austin, TX) -- Today, Joseph Kopser’s campaign in the Texas 21st Congressional District announced a historic raise of over $930,000 in the third financial quarter. Kopser, a decorated combat veteran and successful businessman, has been a prolific fundraiser, consistently outraising his opponents and meeting or exceeding campaign goals quarter over quarter.

“We’re hitting every goal in finance, field, and voter outreach and that investment is paying off,” Kopser said. “We remain on track to win in November and return Texas values to Washington. Our message is resonating and our opponent isn’t doing himself any favors by mischaracterizing both my record and Texan expectations that folks in DC work together to solve problems--the same way we do at home.”

Kopser’s numbers broke all fundraising records--Democrat or Republican--in TX-21

  • As of now, Kopser has raised more in this cycle than any candidate in the history of the district (including 30-year incumbent Lamar Smith)

  • Kopser beat his initial fundraising goal by over $100,000.

  • This is the fifth quarter in a row that Kopser has beaten his original goal.

  • Kopser has nearly doubled his Q2 raise in Q3.

  • Kopser’s raise in Q3 alone is roughly equal to Roy’s raise for the entire cycle through Q2.

Kopser’s record-breaking raise will allow the campaign to deliver a win in November, executing a strategic operation through volunteer coordination, advertising buys on TV and digital, mail, and, most importantly, a continued presence throughout this geographically large, gerrymandered district.

Hilary Barrett, Kopser’s Campaign Manager, released the following statement:

“None of this is by accident. The Kopser team has consistently built momentum toward the election over the last 18 months, bringing together a winning coalition of Independents, Democrats, Republicans, and first-time voters who are sick of the politics of division in Washington and TX-21. While we’re planning on leveraging the nationwide excitement about this election, our win will be delivered by Texans of every political stripe. They’re ready for the kind of crossover candidate whose story reflects their family’s, whose concerns echo their own, and who’s proven he can deliver a new kind of independent leadership.”

Kopser’s team will file a full release with updated numbers on October 15th.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.

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PRESS ADVISORY: Joseph Kopser to Host Clean Energy Roundtable in Kerr County on October 3rd

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 1, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176, (madison@kopserforcongress.com)

Joseph Kopser to Host Clean Energy Roundtable in Kerr County on October 3rd

(Kerrville, TX)-- This Wednesday, Joseph Kopser will convene citizens and local experts for a roundtable on the future of clean energy in Kerr County and beyond. Kopser, an Army veteran, businessman, aerospace engineer, and candidate for TX-21, will sit down with local energy experts, elected officials, and community leaders to discuss the changing role of climate and energy in Texas.

Details are below:

Clean Energy Roundtable with Joseph Kopser

October 3rd, 2018

9:00am - 10:30am

Y.O. Ranch Hotel

2033 Sidney Baker St, Kerrville, TX 78028

This event will be open to the press. Please contact Madison at madison@kopserforcongress.com for more information or to RSVP.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.