FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Joseph Kopser Welcomes Chip Roy to TX-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: August 9, 2018

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

 

Joseph Kopser Welcomes Chip Roy to TX-21

(Blanco, TX) -- Today, Joseph Kopser’s campaign in TX-21 released the following statement today about Chip Roy’s upcoming 21-stop tour.

“After spending two decades playing partisan games and swimming in the Washington Swamp, Chip Roy ought to rename his tour the ‘Welcome to Texas Tour,” said Kopser.

“It’s great that Chip Roy finally wants to meet the people he’s running to represent, and we encourage voters to welcome Chip and introduce him to the issues they care about.

“I know firsthand that people are hungry for a leader who will put partisan politics aside to focus on actually solving big problems and doing what is right for Texas. That’s exactly what we did in the military and in business — brought people together to get the job done — and that’s what I’ll do in Congress.”

Roy recently laid out a description of Washington insiders in his own words. "People get into Washington and they get neck deep in the swamp and just start swimming instead of getting themselves out of the swamp. I've seen it firsthand. I've had more experience in Washington than I care to have had, which is ironic given what I'm running for."

Kopser agrees. “It is ironic. Chip seems awful anxious to get back home to DC.”

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's Campaign for Congress in TX-21 Continues to Increase Staff, Has Knocked 40,000 Doors in 2018

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: August 8, 2018

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

Joseph Kopser's Campaign for Congress in TX-21 Continues to Increase Staff, Has Knocked 40,000 Doors in 2018

(San Antonio, TX) -- Joseph Kopser--veteran, tech entrepreneur, and candidate for TX-21--announced today that he is increasing his campaign staff to place dedicated field organizers throughout the district. Building on its significant existing infrastructure of volunteers and coordinators, the campaign will onboard additional full-time staff in Bexar County and the Texas Hill Country.

“We’ve seen it across this district; once people learn our message of common sense, independent leadership, and fighting against Washington inaction, they want to be a part of our team. To make sure that message gets out to every voter in TX-21, we’re bringing it to them--by hiring talented, enthusiastic staff who can meet them where they are. I’m proud to bring the same principles to our campaign that I brought to my military career and my company; like the rest of our team, our new staff ranges in age, background, and veteran status.”

Kopser also announced that his campaign has knocked over 40,000 doors in 2018, including 10,000 in the General Election alone.

“Thanks to our dedicated volunteers across TX-21, our team has now knocked on over 40,000 doors this year. We are engaging voters of every party, including many who tell us they’ve never had a Congressional candidate in their neighborhood before, because we know that at the end of the day we have far more in common than that which separates us.”

The Kopser campaign will continue to hire staff, recruit volunteers, and use social media to reach as many voters as possible to restore real leadership to TX-21.

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: Visiting Gillespie County, Joseph Kopser Continues First in a Generation District-Wide Town Hall Tour in TX-21

PRESS ADVISORY

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: July 27, 2018

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

Visiting Gillespie County, Joseph Kopser Continues First in a Generation District-Wide Town Hall Tour in TX-21

(Fredericksburg, TX) -- Joseph Kopser, candidate for TX-21, will visit Fredericksburg tomorrow for a town hall with Gillespie County voters.

While Chip Roy follows Congressman Lamar Smith’s lead in avoiding the voters of TX-21, Joseph Kopser is proud to be running a campaign based on accessibility and accountability. Kopser is holding town halls in every county in the district before the November election. If elected, Joseph pledges to spend a significant amount of time meeting with his constituents in TX-21.

“The reason people lose faith in the political process is a lack of transparency; people want to know what their Representatives are doing.” Joseph Kopser said. “I’ve said from day one that I want to be as open and transparent as possible, which is why I’m inviting Chip Roy to join me at any of our eight remaining town halls--we’d be happy to turn them into free and open, non-partisan public debates. I’ll also work with him to schedule debates in Kerr and Kendall counties, where we’ve already had town halls. The citizens of TX-21 deserve to hear from their candidates in all ten counties, and I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen.” Kopser also invited Roy to debate him via Twitter.

Tomorrow’s town hall will be the third of ten during the general election. Kopser held a town hall with Kendall County voters in June, and a similar event with Kerrville voters in July. Details of tomorrow’s event are below:

Gillespie County Town Hall with Joseph Kopser

July 28, 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Gillespie County Historical Society

312 W San Antonio St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Facebook event | Campaign website

The TX-21 town hall will be followed by a meet & greet with Joseph Kopser in Fredericksburg from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Details are 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Joseph Kopser Outraises Chip Roy in Latest Filing by Nearly Double, Reports Significant Cash on Hand Advantage

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TO: Interested Parties

DATE: July 17, 2018

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

Joseph Kopser Outraises Chip Roy in Latest Filing by Nearly Double, Reports Significant Cash on Hand Advantage

(Austin, TX) -- Yesterday, the Kopser for Congress Campaign announced Joseph Kopser’s July Quarterly fundraising numbers.

In the period from May 3rd to June 30th, Kopser raised $395,377.75, bringing his 2nd Quarter total to $469,273.31. Kopser also reported $364,365.57 in cash on hand. Joseph Kopser released the following statement:

“In a district that has not seen a serious challenger in a generation, we’ve raised nearly twice as much as our opponent in May and June. He may have every traditional advantage in this gerrymandered district, and millions of dollars in dark money sure to pour in, but our numbers show that Texans are putting country over party and fighting back against Washington insiders and special interests.”

Hilary Barrett, Kopser’s Campaign Manager, added:

“TX-21 has not had an accountable, accessible representative in Congress for over 30 years. Our significant advantage in cash on hand--nearly double Chip Roy’s--gives us the power to change that. Our strong grassroots fundraising will allow us to continue holding town halls, roundtables, meet and greets, and canvasses in all ten counties and with all citizens in the 21st district. Together we will send a combat veteran, job creator, and committed, independent leader to Congress in November.”

Kopser’s July Quarterly filing 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kopser for Congress Campaign Welcomes Hilary Barrett as Campaign Manager

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TO: Interested Parties

DATE: June 28, 2018

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

 

KOPSER FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN WELCOMES HILARY BARRETT AS CAMPAIGN MANAGER

 

(Austin, TX) -- Today, Joseph Kopser’s campaign for Congress in TX-21 announced the hiring of Hilary Barrett as Campaign Manager. The Kopser campaign released the following statement:

 

“As we enter the next phase of building a new model of representation for all citizens of TX21, we are building the team to deliver new ideas to Washington and a new commitment to the district. To guide that team, we are excited to announce the hiring of our new Campaign Manager, Hilary Barrett.

 

“Hilary has worked on campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels in Nevada, California, and Utah gaining invaluable experience in coalition building and campaign integration. During the 2016 cycle, she brought her expertise to  a variety of roles at the Nevada State Democratic Party, electing Democrats up and down the ticket. She finished the election cycle as the Deputy Political Director for Hillary Clinton in Nevada. After the election, Hilary worked as a senior staff member in U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s Washington, D.C. office. Most recently, Hilary worked on the 2018 gubernatorial primary campaign for California State Treasurer John Chiang honing her already strong background in operations and political work.”

 

Barrett joins the growing campaign team beginning today.

 

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: J Street PAC Endorses Joseph Kopser for Congress in TX-21

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TO: Interested Parties

DATE: June 26, 2018

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

 

J STREET PAC ENDORSES JOSEPH KOPSER FOR CONGRESS IN TX-21

 

(Austin, TX) -- This week, J Street PAC announced their endorsement of Joseph Kopser for Congress in TX-21. J Street released the following statement:

 

“As an Army veteran who served in Iraq and a technology executive with experience in defense, Joseph Kopser understands that the United States and Israel have a special relationship. He recognizes that Israel’s long-term security depends on the realization of a two-state solution and that the US has an important role to play in brokering negotiations. Additionally, it is Kopser’s view that a two-state solution will protect Israel’s identity as a democracy and the Jewish homeland.”

 

In response to the endorsement, Joseph Kopser said,

 

“We live in a complicated world, and we need to elect leaders who have experience managing that complexity. I’ve had a first-hand view of Middle East tension from two different perspectives--I twice served the Army in the Middle East in Iraq and worked with Israeli entrepreneurs in my business career. In Congress, I will be a dedicated advocate for a diplomatic approach to curbing Iran’s nuclear program, maintaining Israel’s military edge, and supporting state building and security efforts in the West Bank. I look forward to working with J Street in support of pursuing a safe, stable solution for all parties involved.”

 

The endorsement also adds to a growing list of local and regional leaders supporting Joseph Kopser, including Sen. Kirk Watson, Rep. Donna Howard, Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Garry Mauro, Commissioner Brigid Shea, Kathleen Tobin Krueger, Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Paul Begala, Matt Angle, Austin Central Labor Council, Texas AFL-CIO, San Antonio Express-News, Environment Texas, Circle C Area Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, and West Austin Democrats. They join national supporters of Kopser for Congress including Vote Vets PAC, 314 Action Fund, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Congressman Seth Moulton, Jason Kander, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Khizr Khan, LEAP Forward, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, New Politics, the Texas Lone Star Project, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Joseph Kopser has also been named a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action.

 

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's Statement on His Victory in the Democratic Primary for Texas' 21st Congressional District

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TO: Interested Parties

DATE: May 23, 2018

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

 

JOSEPH KOPSER’S STATEMENT ON HIS VICTORY IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR TEXAS’ 21ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

(Austin, TX) -- Last night, Joseph Kopser won the Democratic nomination for Congress in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. Kopser won his primary with 58 percent of the vote, winning in nine of the ten counties of TX-21. On Election Night, Joseph Kopser released the following statement.

 

“When we began this campaign a year ago today, I was running to unseat Lamar Smith, a 30-year incumbent who chaired the House Science Committee despite not believing in climate change. In the process, I’ve learned so much--about this district, about the challenges we face, and about everything we have in common. The thousands of Texans I’ve spoken with over the last twelve months are concerned about our future but confident that, when we work together, we really can make progress.

“We know how to win in November. It’s the foundation of our victory tonight and why so many have invested in this campaign. If we blaze a new trail, assembling a new coalition and investing in new strategies, we can win in November. If we overcome the cynical purpose of gerrymandering and pursue what’s right for our communities, we can win in November. If we focus on the values we have in common and the issues that bring us together, we will win in November.

 

“Together, we’ll fight to fulfill this district’s potential by harnessing the abundance of wind and solar to create new jobs. We’ll work to make sure everyone in TX-21 can access the booming new economy along the I-35 corridor while ensuring the Hill Country remains country. We’ll make education and training available to anyone, because everyone who’s willing to put in the work should get a shot at the American Dream. We’ll advocate for health care for all, so that every Texan has the freedom to pursue an innovative idea or leave a bad job. To keep our schools and churches safe, we’ll build a new consensus to pass common sense background checks and gun safety reforms.

 

“Those are the priorities we’ll be carrying forward over the next sixth months, and, with the momentum we’ve generated, all the way through November.”

Live video of Joseph’s speech can be found here.

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a Democrat, 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, and father of three daughters running 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: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Joseph Kopser in TX-21

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TO: Interested Parties

DATE: May 30, 2018

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

 

COALITION TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE ENDORSES JOSEPH KOPSER IN TX-21

 

(Austin, Texas) - This week, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence endorsed Joseph Kopser for Congress in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. CSGV released the following statement:

 

“We strongly endorse Kopser for Congress in TX-21. As a combat veteran, Kopser will bring a unique voice to the gun violence debate in Congress. He is a strong supporter of background checks and federal regulation of assault weapons. We look forward to working with Joseph Kopser.”

 

In response to the endorsement, Joseph Kopser said:

 

“I am extremely honored and proud to be endorsed by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Since the 1970’s, they’ve been working to prevent violence through education and policy. I’m proud to support many of the common sense policies they’ve been fighting for and, if elected, I will be a strong ally in the fight to make our schools, churches, and streets safer.”

 

The CSGV endorsement represents Kopser’s significant support from gun safety organizations, including the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, LEAP Forward, and the gun sense candidate distinction from Moms Demand Action.

 

The endorsement also adds to a growing list of leaders supporting Joseph Kopser, including Senator Kirk Watson, Representative Donna Howard, Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Garry Mauro, Commissioner Brigid Shea, Kathleen Tobin Krueger, Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Paul Begala, and Matt Angle. They join institutional supporters of Kopser for Congress including Austin Central Labor Council, Texas AFL-CIO, San Antonio Express-News, Environment Texas, Circle C Area Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, West Austin Democrats, Vote Vets PAC, 314 Action Fund, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Congressman Seth Moulton, Jason Kander, Khizr Khan, LEAP Forward, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, New Politics, and the Texas Lone Star Project. Joseph Kopser has also been named a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action.

 

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, 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: Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joseph Kopser for Congress in TX-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TO: Interested Parties

DATE: June 25, 2018

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

 

SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN ENDORSES JOSEPH KOPSER FOR CONGRESS IN TX-21

 

Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced her endorsement of Joseph Kopser, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. Senator Warren released the following statement through Kopser’s campaign.

 

“Joseph Kopser will fight for working families. He’s not running for office to be in the pocket of giant corporations or billionaires. He’s running to fight for Texas families, for better wages and good paying jobs. He believes science and climate change are real. He will fight for Texas everyday and I’m proud to endorse him.”

 

In response to the endorsement, Joseph Kopser said,

 

“I am honored to have the support of Senator Elizabeth Warren in this race for TX-21. Her leadership on the issues we all care about, from workers’ rights to the clean energy economy, has been exemplary. I look forward to working alongside her to fight for a living wage, institute paid family leave, and make good, clean energy jobs a priority.”

 

The endorsement also adds to a growing list of leaders supporting Joseph Kopser, including Senator Kirk Watson, Representative Donna Howard, Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Garry Mauro, Commissioner Brigid Shea, Kathleen Tobin Krueger, Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Paul Begala, and Matt Angle. They join institutional supporters of Kopser for Congress including Austin Central Labor Council, Texas AFL-CIO, San Antonio Express-News, Environment Texas, Circle C Area Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, West Austin Democrats, Vote Vets PAC, 314 Action Fund, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Congressman Seth Moulton, Jason Kander, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Khizr Khan, LEAP Forward, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, New Politics, the Texas Lone Star Project, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Joseph Kopser has also been named a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action.

 

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, 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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Joseph Kopser Statement on Department of Justice Refusal to Protect Health Care for Texans with Pre-Existing Conditions

(Austin, Texas) -- Last night, the Department of Justice announced that, in a Texas lawsuit, it will refuse to defend the constitutionality of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Joseph Kopser, Democratic nominee for Texas’ 21st Congressional District, released the following statement:

 

“This Administration’s attempts to jeopardize coverage for Texans is proof that our health care system is vulnerable. Refusing to guarantee protections for pre-existing conditions will gut coverage for millions of hard-working Americans, including over 328,000 here in TX-21. Instead of supporting those Texans, my opponent would join Ken Paxton to jeopardize care for their families further--even though in 2016 he abused taxpayer money to the tune of thousands of dollars to remain on payroll at a government job he had already left that gave him the health care coverage he needed.

 

“When I retired from the Army, health care is what gave me the freedom to take a risk and found my business with the knowledge that my family would be taken care of. In Congress, I will fight for accessible, affordable health care for all, because everyone deserves the opportunity I had.”

 

Background:

Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, 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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