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Craig Washington, 1973 Craig Washington was once a rising star in the statehouse known for his rousing oratory and fierce dedication to racial justice. Craig Washington, Democrat, Houston. Has done more than any man in history to end racism on the floor of the Texas House. Vigorously represents the interests of his predominantly-liberal constituency, which includes the University of Houston and Texas Southern University. Has a remarkable facility for expressing… Read Story
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