M.J. Hegar is a decorated retired Army helicopter pilot who told her compelling personal story while challenging Texas Rep. John Carter (R-Round Rock) last November and holding him to a scant 51-48% re-election victory. While many believed she would again seek the congressional seat, instead Ms. Hegar is sending signals suggesting that she is entertaining thoughts about running for the US Senate.
Ms. Hegar’s profile and fundraising ability – she raised and spent over $5 million for her congressional campaign – would make her a credible challenger to Sen. John Cornyn (R), but whether or not she could actually win the race in still-Republican Texas is certainly open to conjecture.
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