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Democratic candidate for 19th District congress visits Abilene

Published On: Feb 19 2014 08:07:58 PM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

The Democrat running for the 19th district's congressional seat visited Abilene Wednesday.

Neal Marchbanks, from Lubbock, shook hands and told voters about his platform at Monk's coffee shop, downtown.

Marchbanks is running unopposed in the March 4 primary.

Marchbanks is an Air Force veteran, who served in Vietnam. He worked for the National Weather Service for more than 30 years..

"I like to look upon myself as a Democrat in the fashion of Charlie Stenholm" said Marchbanks. "I'm something around here you haven't heard of in a long time: I'm not a liberal, I'm not a conservative, I'm a moderate mainstream American."

Three Republicans are fighting for their nomination, including incumbent Randy Neugebauer.  All four candidates, Democrat or Republican, are from Lubbock.