Watts Visits

A Texas Democrat who plans to challenge John Cornyn for his US Senate seat visited Lufkin.

Mikal Watts was the featured speaker at a luncheon at Pineywoods Home Healthcare in Lufkin. The luncheon was the sponsored by local Democrats and was part of Watts' state tour. Watts knows Cornyn has served several terms as a senator.

But Watts says he still feels he's more qualified than Cornyn.

"I think Senator Cornyn has disqualified himself in so many ways where he has voted for the special interest and the HMOs, the big insurance companies against the people of Texas and the people that I'm meeting here today are just one example of that. They see the impact that that's having on the folks here in East Texas," said Watts.