Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), the subject of much discussion about whether he will challenge Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) next year, took an unusual step on Friday. The Congressman released a statement saying that he is “seriously considering a Senate 2020 campaign.”
Action is beginning to occur now that it has become apparent that ex-Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) will not run for the Senate. In addition to Rep. Castro, defeated state Agriculture Commissioner candidate Kim Olson, a retired Air Force colonel who held incumbent Sid Miller (R) to a 51-46% re-election victory in November, is not ruling out a race for Senate. Neither is M.J. Hegar, who lost a 51-48% contest to veteran Rep. John Carter (R-Round Rock).
In any respect, it appears that the Democrats will bring forth a competitive Senate candidate to challenge Mr. Cornyn in 2020.
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