Houston Councilwoman Amanda Edwards is in the race to challenge Senator John Cornyn in 2020, the Texas Tribune reports.
Edwards launched her campaign this week for the Democratic Party’s U.S. Senate nomination, joining an already crowded field that includes the likes of MJ Hegar, Michael Cooper, Sema Hernandez, Adrian Ocegueda, and Chris Bell. State Senator Royce West, a Dallas Democrat, is also reportedly eyeing a jump into the race and has scheduled an announcement next week.
In a social media post, Edwards said she is getting into the race against Cornyn because she wants to provide representation for people who have been “locked out” or told to wait their turn.
“This race is about all the people who've ever been locked out, told they can’t, or to wait their turn because the status quo wasn’t ready for change,” Edwards said on Twitter following her announcement.
Outside of the Democratic contest, Republican John Cornyn is currently unopposed in his primary race. Independent Dwayne Stovall is also running.
Candidates have until December of this year to join the race for the U.S. Senate.