‘We can walk and chew gum at the same time’: Cheri Beasley vows to fight inflation and for abortion rights at same time As Cheri Beasley pledges to fight inflation and for abortion rights at same time, she has to walk a fine line
After almost three years of leading with her hand to her heart to deliver a passionate speech, Cheri Beasley is now walking a parallel line — and it’s a fine one.
In January, the 41-year-old South Texas Democrat announced she is running for Congress in Texas’ 8th congressional district. Beasley is a first-time candidate who raised $35,000 in total — much of it on GoFundMe.com — while running her own media strategy (at times taking her off-the-air on Facebook Live).
She then went out and raised money from other Democrats across the country and in Texas in the weeks before running a TV ad and a Facebook Live on abortion rights.
“I am so not the person I was 10 years ago,” the Beasley campaign announced. “In fact, I am a better person.”
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Yet, in a campaign note sent to supporters on Monday, Cheri Beasley also said she would walk a fine line between “prolife and pro-poverty.”
“In an ideal world, I’d like to be married to a man who is willing to accept a woman who can’t financially afford an abortion. But in an ideal world, he’d be a liberal. In reality, I am a fiscal conservative who supports life,” she wrote.
Her campaign has taken a different approach on the economic issues, especially the Texas’ soaring unemployment rate and the state’s rapidly increasing prices.
In a series of Twitter posts Sunday, Cheri Beasley wrote that her priorities in Congress included: economic growth, “poverty alleviation” and “affordable healthcare.”
Her campaign then changed her Twitter account and Facebook profile picture to a picture of