Judy Canales, the former Texas Director for the US Department of Agriculture under President Obama, announced that she will enter the growing field of Democrats who want to challenge two-term Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio). Previously, Ms. Canales had filed a fundraising committee with the Federal Election Commission but stopped short of making a formal declaration of candidacy.
Also in the Democratic race is attorney Jay Hulings, Bernie Sanders campaign activist and former San Antonio City Council candidate Rick Trevino, ex-US Trade official and Iraq War veteran Gina Ortiz Jones, and dentist Alma Arredondo-Lynch. Former Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), who has lost the last two campaigns to Mr. Hurd, announced earlier that he will not be a congressional candidate in 2018.
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