"Clayton, like Obama, grew up in modest circumstances. His parents, who moved the family to Dallas the summer between his senior year at high school and freshman year in college, worked at a glass factory. His grandparents were sharecroppers in Virginia in the 1930s." - The Huffington Post5.20.2012 - Inside Texas Politics - Interview with Taj Clayton
"In the primary for Dallas County's only Democratic congressional district, incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson faces a challenge from State Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway and attorney Taj Clayton. But only Clayton accepted an invitation to appear on Inside Texas Politics this week." - WFAA-TV5.16.2012 - I’m just Saying…
"Taj and I see each other from time to time and he is the picture of a young Barack Obama. He shrouds that Harvard Law degree with his humility and thankfulness. I gauged his intellect right off, but after several conversations he never mentioned it. Kinda like Obama, he has the common touch. Taj speaks in parables of praise about his dad and the significance his family plays in his life." - The Dallas Weekly5.14.2012 - Burnt Orange Report Endorsements: CD-30: Taj Clayton
"Taj Clayton offers a breath of fresh air for this Dallas district, and an opportunity to send an exciting young leader to Congress. We enthusiastically endorse him for election in CD-30." - Burnt Orange Report5.7.2012 - Editorial: Clayton in Democrats’ 30th Congressional District race
"Clayton strikes us as having moral clarity, especially concerning the limits and spirit of the law. The DeSoto resident not only grasps the deep economic challenges facing the 30th District but also ways to work the Capitol Hill system to create jobs and business opportunities for his constituents." - Dallas Morning News5.4.2012 - 5 incumbents facing primary fight
"Johnson, who’s typically skated to reelection, found herself politically damaged after a report surfaced in 2010 that she had awarded college scholarships to four of her relatives through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation — a violation of the group’s rules." - Politico4.30.2012 - Rivals for Johnson’s congressional seat say new leadership needed.
"The Democrats challenging longtime incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson in the May 29 primary said the southern Dallas congressional district needs fresh leadership to solve its lingering problems." - Dallas Morning News4.26.2012 - Check out our brand new Testimonials page, where residents of District 30 discuss how they feel about Taj and his values in their own words.
"Hear why residents of District 30 are ready for change, and why they believe Taj Clayton is the candidate that will work hard for District 30" - Taj Clayton For Congress4.26.2012 - Taj Clayton discusses his plan to address District 30 issues with Total Praise 360.
"Taj Clayton sits down and discusses vital issues important to residents of District 30, including healthcare, job creation, and solutions to fixing our education system." - Total Praise 3126.96.36.1992 - Taj Clayton sits down and talks with 970 AM KHVN "Heaven 97."
"Taj Clayton, candidate for US Congress in Texas's District 30, sits down and discusses why he is running and how he intends to use the congressional seat to ensure residents of District 30 have opportunities for success in their lives." - 970 AM KHVN "Heaven 97."4.25.2012 - Ryan Leslie Directs Political Short for Congressional Candidate Taj Clayton
"The gifted performer lends his creative vision and support to his Harvard classmate's political aspirations." - Black Enterprise4.9.2012 - Lawyer Taj Clayton brings hard-charging style to challenge of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
"Congressional candidate Taj Clayton (center) and his father, Larry Clayton (left) talked with resident Cathy Lemmons while canvassing a DeSoto neighborhood March 31." - Dallas Morning News4.9.2012 - Taj Clayton explains "why I'm running" in YouTube video
"Congressional candidate Taj Clayton posted this video last week explaining why he's running in the 30th District against Democratic stalwart Eddie Bernice Johnson." - Dallas Morning News4.5.2012 - Check out our new campaign video, "I'm Running For You"
"Check out our new campaign video to find out why Taj Clayton is running for the 30th District and commited to working hard for you." - Taj Clayton For Congress3.24.2012 - Momentum builds in Clayton's congressional campaign
"Local attorney Taj Clayton's campaign for the 30th congressional district seat kicked into high gear this month with a series of hirings, public appearances, and volunteer work days. The campaign brought on a volunteer coordinator, a media liaison, and most notably Temo Figueroa, Barack Obama's 2008 presidential primary campaign field director." - Focus Daily News3.20.2012 - Taj Clayton For Congress Yard Signs now available!
"We are pleased to announce that Taj Clayton For Congress yard signs are now available for supporters. Click the link above and fill out our sign-up form to get your Taj Clayton yard sign. All residents of South Dallas will have their yard signs delivered directly to their homes." - Taj Clayton For Congress3.19.2012 - Join the Taj Clayton Volunteer All-Stars
"Make Phone Calls on behalf of Taj Clayton to Voters in South Dallas County. If you have a few hours to give, you can help elect Taj Clayton to Congress. Visit our News page for more information." - Taj Clayton For Congress3.18.2012 - Thank you for making our Canvassing Kickoff a success!
"Thanks to everybody who came out and made the Canvassing Kickoff on Saturday a huge success! Join us next time as we continue working hard to create change for South Dallas!" - Taj Clayton For Congress3.5.2012 - Taj Clayton vows to work hard for South Dallas
"Attorney Taj Clayton will be considered the dark horse candidate for the 2012 primary race for the congressional district seat that is currently held by longtime incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson." - The Dallas Examiner3.3.2012 - Clayton Campaign celebrates grassroots kickoff
"Taj Clayton, candidate for the 30th Congressional District and first generation college graduate and Harvard Law School alum, celebrated the opening of his campaign office early Saturday morning at 1615 North Hampton Road in DeSoto, Texas. Over two hundred supporters and volunteers attended the open house, throughout the day." - Taj Clayton For Congress2.24.2012 - You Are Invited to Attend the Campaign Open House and Block Walk for the Taj Clayton for Congress Campaign
"Come out and meet Taj Clayton and stay for a day of great music, good food, and tons of family fun! For more information and to RSVP, please contact the campaign at 972.298.4700 or getinvolved@TajClayton.com" - Taj Clayton For Congress2.2.2012 - Taj Clayton outraises Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson & Rep. Caraway by $100K combined
"We’re off to a very strong start, and this is only the beginning. We are gaining momentum as people get to know me and see what I’m about. We’ve exceeded our expectations because people are ready for new results and new leadership. We’re tired of seeing South Dallas County deal with the same problems year after year. The time for change is here." - Taj Clayton For Congress2.1.2012 - Taj Clayton tops fundraising in Democratic primary race against Eddie Bernice Johnson
"Dallas lawyer Taj Clayton more than doubled the fundraising total of longtime U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in the fourth quarter of 2011, offering the latest sign that the Democrat may face a stiff primary test this year." - Dallas Morning News1.22.2012 - Democrat Taj Clayton raised $216,254 in last 10 weeks of 2011
"We’ve exceeded our expectations because people are ready for new results and new leadership. We’re tired of seeing South Dallas County deal with the same problems year after year. The time for change is here." - Taj Clayton for Congress1.1.2012 - Happy New Year!
"The Taj Clayton For Congress Campaign wishes everybody a happy new year. We look forward to making 2012 a very exciting and prosperous year for all residents of the 30th District." - Taj Clayton for Congress12.7.2011 - Taj Clayton creates three-way race for District 30 Congressional seat
"Taj Clayton, a lawyer from DeSoto, has officially filed his candidacy for the District 30 seat in Congress now held by Eddie Bernice Johnson." - Dallas Morning News11.16.2011 - Democrat Taj Clayton officially announces his candidacy for US Congress, TX-30
"Democrat Taj Clayton officially filed paperwork to launch his candidacy for United States Congress in Texas’s 30th District."
- Taj Clayton for Congress
"Taj Clayton and the entire Taj Clayton For Congress campaign is proud to announce the launch of our brand new web portal. Here you can find out Taj's stance on important issues and his overall initiative." - Taj Clayton for Congress11.9.2011 - Taj Clayton hires veteran consultant to manage potential challenge to Eddie Bernice Johnson
"Clayton has hired veteran political strategist Jason Stanford as his general consultant. The move is a prelude to Clayton forming an official exploratory committee for a contest against Johnson." - Dallas Morning News