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San Antonio Democrat to 'Seriously Consider' Challenge to Cornyn

Congressman Joaquin Castro is reportedly taking a look at challenging Republican Senator John Cornyn next year.

Castro, a San Antonio Democrat and brother of presidential hopeful Julian Castro, is considering making a bid to unseat Cornyn next year, according to the Texas Tribune. In the report, a quote from Castro’s spokesperson is noted, as the Democrat considers leaving his House seat to pursue a seat in the upper chamber.

"Congressman Castro will seriously consider running for Senate in 2020," spokesperson Matthew Jones said. "Right now, he's focused on protecting Texans – and all Americans – from the most consequential challenge to our constitutional separation of powers that we have seen in a generation."

Democrats have also reportedly been courting former State Senator Wendy Davis and congressional candidate M.J. Hegar to challenge Cornyn. The longtime Republican incumbent has drawn just one challenger at the point, independent Dwayne Stovall.

Castro/Photo by Congressional Office

Castro/Photo by Congressional Office

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