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Houston mayoral candidate Sheila Jackson Lee tells supporters to vote on wrong date

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Houston mayoral candidate Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, encouraged her supporters to get out and vote for the runoff election — but she gave the wrong date.

Jackson Lee, who currently serves in Congress, is looking to defeat Democrat state Senator John Whitmire in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Sylvester Turner.

The race has moved to a runoff between the two that is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, and Jackson Lee released a television ad to spur her supporters to the polls.

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Houston mayoral candidate Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat, encouraged her supporters to get out and vote for the runoff election — but she gave the wrong date. (Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

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The congresswoman’s ad highlighted her record during her political career on several issues, including abortion and gun violence.

However, Jackson Lee’s ad contained a critical error: the ad said to vote “on or before December 7” — two days before the runoff election is scheduled.

According to Mediaite, the ad made it to air in Houston television markets — a major late-game hiccup by the veteran congresswoman.

The ad could hurt Jackson Lee as she fights Whitmire for the mayorship of the largest city in Texas. Voters could get confused and not know that the election date is set for two days later.

Fox News Digital reached out to Jackson Lee’s campaign for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

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According to Mediaite, the ad made it to air in Houston television markets — a major late-game hiccup by the veteran congresswoman. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images for People’s Rally to Cancel Student Debt)

Jackson Lee’s ad stumble may spell trouble for her, but it most certainly will bring storm clouds over her staffers.

The Texas Democrat has built a reputation as one of the “meanest” members of Congress to work for, but has also become one of its most recognizable faces, having represented the same district in the House of Representatives for more than 28 years. 

Jackson Lee has long been known as one of the most difficult members of Congress to work for, and, according to a 2011 Daily Caller report that cited a number of former staff members, frequently used demeaning language and name-calling when addressing them.

“You stupid motherf—er,” one former employee said Jackson Lee “constantly” called him, while another described an occasion her parents were visiting from out of town and overheard Jackson Lee call her a “stupid idiot” because of a scheduling change. “Don’t be a moron, you foolish girl,” the former aide alleged Jackson Lee told her.

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Another former aide alleged Jackson Lee once told them, “You don’t understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.”

Fox News Digital’s Brandon Gillespie contributed reporting.

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Texas AG Paxton teases primary challenge to Cornyn as senator announces leadership bid

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Embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, teased a potential 2026 primary challenge to Texas Sen. John Cornyn after the lawmaker announced his bid to succeed Minority Leader Mitch McConnell come November. 

Paxton took to X, formerly Twitter, Wednesday night — prior to Cornyn revealing his intention to run for leader — addressing speculation about it. Paxton said the senator would have difficulty remaining in his role “since he is anti-Trump, anti-gun, and will be focused on his highly competitive primary campaign in 2026.”

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Despite Paxton’s claim, Cornyn endorsed former President Trump for president last month, calling on Republicans to rally around him. 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, left, teased a potential 2026 primary challenge to Texas Sen. John Cornyn. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

The attorney general’s accusation of Cornyn being “anti-gun” is likely a reference to his involvement in crafting and bolstering the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a gun reform bill taken up following the Uvalde elementary school shooting in the Lone Star state. Cornyn pioneered the bill alongside senators Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C.

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Paxton didn’t note in his post who would be competing against Cornyn in a primary, but he also hasn’t dismissed speculation he would challenge Cornyn. Representatives for Paxton did not respond to Fox News’ inquiries about a potential Senate run. 

“Republicans deserve better in their next leader and Texans deserve another conservative Senator,” Paxton wrote on X.  

“Hard to run from prison, Ken,” Cornyn posted to X shortly afterward, referencing Paxton’s legal trouble. In April, the attorney general heads to trial on charges related to securities fraud in a case that has been delayed since an initial indictment more than eight years ago. Paxton was acquitted late last year of 16 articles of impeachment that alleged various acts of bribery and corruption following a highly publicized Texas Senate trial. 

After McConnell’s surprise announcement Wednesday that he would step down as Republican Senate leader, Cornyn told reporters, “Not today,” noting the day “is about Mitch McConnell.” But, he added, “I’ve made no secret about my intentions.”

On Thursday morning, the Texas Republican announced his bid for leader of the Republican conference. 

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“I am asking my Republican colleagues to give me the opportunity to succeed Leader McConnell,” Cornyn said in a statement. 

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“I believe the Senate is broken — that is not news to anyone,” he said. “The good news is that it can be fixed, and I intend to play a major role in fixing it.”

Cornyn was the first to announce his campaign for the role, though several others are expected to join the race. 

Paxton responded to the news on X, posing a poll to his followers.

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“John Cornyn has waved the white flag on election integrity, border security, protecting the 2nd amendment, and everything else constitutional conservatives care about. Do you think he’s conservative enough to lead Republicans in the Senate?” Paxton asked. 

The poll had received more than 13,000 votes by the afternoon, with the overwhelming majority saying “No.”

A Paxton campaign spokesman told Fox News Digital Thursday that “Texas deserves another conservative senator. All options are on the table.”

Cornyn’s office declined to comment when reached by Fox News Digital.

Get the latest updates from the 2024 campaign trail, exclusive interviews and more at our Fox News Digital election hub.

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LAPD arrests 14 in retail theft blitz operations

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LAPD arrests 14 in retail theft blitz operations

Theft has continued to be a major issue for retailers in L.A. County, but the Los Angeles Police Department is stepping up its efforts to catch thieves in the act.

Recent retail theft bliz operations by the LAPD led to 14 arrests in downtown Los Angeles. Authorities targeted two locations in the past week, leading to the apprehension of multiple suspects.

The first occurred Feb. 29 at a retailer in the 600 block of South Broadway, where four suspects were arrested. They have been identified as:

  • 19-year-old Kristyanna Banuelos
  • 23-year-old Amayla Sutton
  • 35-year-old Vaneza Quioro
  • 38-year-old Mario Moreno

Then, on March 1, officers conducted a bliz at the FIGat7th Plaza, located in the area of 7th Street and Figuerora Street. Ten suspects were arrested, including three juveniles, whose identities are being withheld.

  • 25-year-old Valeria Vazquez-Zuniga
  • 32-year-old Alondra Leon
  • 38-year-old Darion Moore
  • 48-year-old Leila Vavalette
  • 53-year-old Edna Ordonez-Escobar
  • 53-year-old Quincy Davis
  • 54-year-old Augustus Evans

LAPD says several of the suspects were eligible for cite and release under the L.A. County felony an misdemeanor bail schedule, while others had outstanding warrants.

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Texas teacher shocked when student gets his handwritten message tattooed on her arm: 'Don't cry'

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A school teacher got a sweet surprise from one of his students. 

A high school teacher in Leander, Texas, identified as Mr. Stephens, left a mark on student Hannah Long — to the point that she wanted to remember his inspirational words forever. 

In a video, Long can be seen showing Stephens her new tattoo, which happens to be a note Stephens wrote to her.

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“Be fearless in life” is what the high school student’s tattoo reads.

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Stephens can be seen shocked by Long’s commitment to the note — saying he would have written it with better handwriting if he knew she was going to get it tattooed on her body. 

When Long showed her former teacher her tattoo, he said he would have written it more neatly if he’d known she was going to get it tattooed it on her arm.  (Hannah Long/Storyful)

Long told Storyful that the note was something he wrote to her when she was going through a tough time with depression.

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“He is the teacher who pulled me out of my depression and was there for me when I was living in a broken household,” she said. 

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The tattoo reads, “Be fearless in life.” It was a note of encouragement written from teacher to student meant to help her through a tough time. (Hannah Long/Storyful)

The video posted to TikTok now has over 7.4 million views and over 622,000 likes.

One user commented, “You validate his life’s work. You will be what he thinks of on rough days.”

Long showing Stephens tattoo

Hannah Long showed her teacher an encouraging message — something he’d written to her earlier when she was struggling. (Hannah Long/Storyful)

Another person wrote, “This is such a beautiful moment. I’ve had few teachers like this. They are worth everything in our lives.”

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Fox News Digital reached out to Long for further comment.

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