Former Air Force intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones (D) announced her congressional candidacy. She may well face former Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), who has lost his last two congressional contests to incumbent Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) and has already filed an exploratory committee for the coming election. It is likely we will not see much political movement here until after the next round of court-ordered redistricting changes for this district, a seat that a three judge federal panel has already deemed unconstitutional. Currently, the district stretches all the way from San Antonio to El Paso, and is the one swing district in the Texas delegation. Mr. Hurd defeated former Rep. Gallego, 48-47% last November, after unseating him 50-48% in 2014.
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