At the beginning of this campaign cycle, one of the contests thought sure to be in toss-up mode all the way to the end, and a clear Democratic conversion opportunity, was the challenge to sophomore Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio). The 23rd District, that stretches from San Antonio all the way to El Paso, is commonly viewed as Texas’ lone swing district.
But a new poll again finds Rep. Hurd pulling away from his opponent, a former assistant to the US Trade Representative, Gina Ortiz Jones (D). The new GS Strategy Group poll for the Congressional Leadership Fund (10/2-4; 400 TX-23 likely voters) finds Rep. Hurd holding a commanding 55-30% lead over Ms. Jones. Though this poll is better for Mr. Hurd than others that have been recently released, all show him with leads extending well beyond the margin of error. The poll result also tracks with Republicans scoring a surprise special state Senate election victory is territory that overlays most of the 23rd Congressional. Rep. Hurd is now considered the favorite to win re-election for a third term.
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