San Antonio Local & National News – March 14, 2019
Written by KROV News Department on March 14, 2019
In Local News –
The San Antonio current reported that: “A long-simmering dispute between Bexar County Democratic Party officials overflowed on Wednesday into allegations by its current leader that loyalists to former chairman Manuel Medina committed financial crimes.”
At a press conference outside the Bexar County Courthouse, current Chairwoman Monica Alcantara said she discovered documents showing “more than 15” party insiders may have committed money laundering, forgery and other crimes. She’s since turned over financial records to the FBI at the urging of Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, she added.
Medina, a political consultant who ran an unsuccessful Trumpian campaign for San Antonio mayor in 2017, was unavailable for immediate comment.
In National News –
Beto O’Rourke announced Thursday he is running for president, entering the 2020 race with a call for Americans to look past their differences in order to confront the challenges facing the country.
“This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” the 46-year-old Democratic former congressman from Texas said in a video announcing his candidacy. “The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater.”
“They will either consume us, or they will afford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America,”