Sheila Jackson Lee’s Campaign Advertisement Issues Misleading Election Date

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who is running for the mayor of Houston, Texas, recently tried to rally voters to vote for her but told them the wrong day.

Lee is already in a tight race for mayor of Houston. In November 2023, the first round of votes was conducted for the mayoral election, but no candidate obtained a majority of votes. As a result, the election will now head into a runoff.

In a campaign commercial, Lee recently urged Texans to vote for her on Election Day, which she said will be on Dec. 7, 2023, as opposed to the actual day, Dec. 9, 2023. The Texas congresswoman touted her record in Congress, where she fought to keep radical left ideals in the U.S.

“Houston, I’ve spent my entire career fighting for you. From fighting to keep our kids safe from guns when I was on the city council, to my days in Congress fighting to protect women’s reproductive freedom and for funding for our police, schools and small businesses,” Lee said in the advertisement.

“Now, I’m running to be your mayor. Because if we’re going to bring down crime, fix our streets, and bring good-paying jobs here, then Houston needs a champion who’s ready to fight for what’s right. And I am,” she added, before providing listeners with the wrong election date.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, Lee was blasted for her eyebrow-raising mistake on live television.

“Sheila Jackson Lee got the election day (which is actually Dec 9) wrong on her TV ad. Dec 5 is the last day of early voting. Dec 7 is, well, not a day to vote. A perfect metaphor for Sheila Jackson Lee’s whole life: wrong,” prominent conservative radio talk show host Michael Berry wrote.

The race for Mayor of Houston initially had 16 candidates but is now left with two. Lee will face up against state Sen. John Whitmire (D-TX). Lee and Whitmire advanced to the runoff election, scheduled for Dec. 9, 2023.

The two candidates defeated a crowded field of 14 other candidates in a race centered on Houston’s crime problems, infrastructure issues and budget ordeals.