Shadow Politics, May 16, 2021
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and guest Tom Coleman
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN TOM COLEMAN - DC representation used to Be a bipartisan cause! Maria and I will hold a conversation with Congressman Coleman in an attempt to find out why so many Republicans supported representation for the District of Columbia during his tenure but now stand firmly against us. As the second Republican in support of the rights of DC residents to be on our show, we continue our examination of what needs to happen to get our opposition to support DC statehood.
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Guest, Tom Coleman
COLEMAN, Earl Thomas, a Representative from Missouri; born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 29, 1943; attended public schools; B.A., William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo., 1965; M.P.A., New York University, New York, N.Y., 1969; J.D., Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., 1969; admitted to the Missouri bar in 1969 and commenced practice in Kansas City; served as State assistant attorney general, 1969-1972; elected to the State house of representatives, 1973-1976; elected simultaneously as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Jerry L. Litton, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (November 2, 1976-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a resident of Fairfax County, Va.
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