Texas’ 23rd District, the one truly swing seat in the Lone Star State and a domain that stretches from San Antonio to El Paso, is again a Democratic conversion target this year. The New York Times/Siena College polling project just surveyed the district (9/10-11; 495 TX-23 likely voters) and posted Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) to a 51-43% lead over his Democratic opponent, former US Trade Office official Gina Ortiz Jones (D).
This race has always been considered very tight, so the current Siena College polling result is a mild surprise. Rep. Hurd was first elected in the 2014 GOP landslide, upsetting then-Rep. Pete Gallego (D). The latter man returned for a re-match in the last election, but Rep. Hurd turned him back again. Neither party can feel secure in this district under its present political configuration.
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