Two Democratic Congressmen are reportedly readying to enter their respective state’s US Senate races.
After his ex-wife, Kate Gallego, was elected Phoenix Mayor last week, Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Phoenix) is reportedly prepping his political operation for a Senate announcement in early April. The timing allows Mayor-Elect Gallego to conduct her inauguration festivities without the distraction of the Senate announcement, and the timing of beginning the Congressman’s statewide campaign at the start of a new finance period is optimum. The first quarter filing deadline is March 31st.
In Texas, the Democrats may be on the cusp of successfully recruiting their second choice to challenge Sen. John Cornyn (R). The Texas Monthly magazine is reporting that Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) has privately made the decision to run statewide next year. The party leaders’ first choice was former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), but he of course entered the presidential contest.
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