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Dan McQueen to Challenge Ted Cruz for GOP Senate Nomination

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has drawn a third Republican challenger is his bid for re-election to the United States Senate.

Dan McQueen, who served as mayor Corpus Christi for 37 days, announced his bid for U.S. Senate this morning. In an interview with the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, McQueen said that he is running against Cruz, while being compelled to "continue into the fight for the citizens."

McQueen was elected as a political newcomer to the office of Corpus Christi mayor in November of 2016, defeating incumbent mayor Nelda Martinez. McQueen took office in January of this year, but resigned after 37 days on the job.

On the Republican primary side, Cruz and McQueen are running, along with Houston energy attorney Stefano de Stefano. For the Democratic Party, El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke is running against Irasema Ramirez Hernandez, Roman James Alfred McAllen, and Dustin Ray Webb.

Interested candidates have until December to file for a place on the ballot.

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