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Democrat Hegar Launches Bid Against Cornyn

Senator John Cornyn has received another challenger a little less than a year ahead of the first primaries of 2020.

This week, Democrat MJ Hegar announced her intention to challenge Cornyn, a Republican, in the 2020 Texas U.S. Senate race. Hegar joins Michael Cooper, Sema Hernandez and Adrian Ocegueda as candidates in the Democratic Party’s primary, according to the Texas Tribune.

Hegar is a U.S. Air Force veteran and former congressional candidate. Hegar gained national headlines last year after launching an unsuccessful bid to unseat Round Rock Republican John Carter in the race for a U.S. House seat there.

U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat and brother to presidential contender Julian Castro, is reportedly looking at jumping into the race, as well. Independent Dwayne Stovall is also running.

Hegar/Photo by Campaign

Hegar/Photo by Campaign

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