Lainey Melnick's file:

Democrat from Texas

Lainey Melnick, an Austin resident, was the 2010 Democratic nominee challenging GOP U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of San Antonio. In 2008, she says on her campaign website, she was the Austin regional lead in Travis County for Organizing for America, a group supporting Barack Obama for president.

Recent statements involving Lainey Melnick

Says U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith supported the $700 billion Wall Street bailout in 2008, "but now he is standing in the way of reforms that would assure these bailouts would never happen again."

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