EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Jaime O. Perez knows his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes in Texas is a long shot, at best.
So Perez decided to start small and fill in his campaign war chest $11.99 at a time. He hopes the oddly specific amount of money will help prop up his fledgling campaign and get a tasty Mexican treat at the same time: a dozen, made-from-scratch tamales.
Perez is the chief of staff to El Paso County's judge. He says his sister makes tamales really well and his family has a restaurant in El Paso.