Former one-term US Representative and veteran state legislator Pete Gallego (D) announced yesterday that he will not enter the open 23rd District race for his former seat. Instead, he made public his endorsement of 2018 Democratic nominee Gina Ortiz Jones who lost to retiring incumbent Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) by just 926 votes.
Mr. Gallego was elected to the US House in 2012 but lost his first re-election campaign to Mr. Hurd two years later. He lost again to Hurd in 2016. He then proceeded to drop a 2018 special election for the Texas Senate in a race where he was expected to easily prevail. The Lone Star State’s 23rd CD will again host one of the most hotly contested campaigns in the country. It may well become the Democrats’ top national conversion opportunity.
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