Another Joins Race to Unseat Hurd

On Friday, Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) got another Democratic challenger: Rick Treviño, a teacher from San Antonio who ran for its City Council earlier this year and narrowly missed a runoff. He had the backing of Our Revolution, the group headed by Nina Turner and aligned with former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He joins Gina Ortiz Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer, and Jay Hulings, a former prosecutor and ally of Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX), and his brother, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro. Former Congressman Pete Gallego is also considering running for his old seat. Manny García, the Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Democratic Party, said the only role the local and the national party have in primaries is administering them. He said their job is to talk to Hurd’s constituents and hear their concerns -- “just like Hurd isn’t.” More here.

Brenda Arredondo