The largest and most muddled Super Tuesday Senate primary is happening in Texas, where a dozen Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination in hopes of becoming the next Beto O’Rourke.
But so far, no candidate has shown the strength or ability to put together the type of statewide campaign the former congressman did in 2018 when he came within less than three points of defeating GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. And knocking off the less-polarizing John Cornyn will be an even tougher task.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has endorsed MJ Hegar, a 43-year-old former Air Force helicopter pilot who received a Purple Heart for injuries she received during one of her three tours in Afghanistan. Two years ago, she challenged John Carter in the 31st Congressional District — located in suburban Austin. She came within three points of beating him in a seat that Trump won by more than 11 points.
Her viral ads during that race and the close race gave her a stepping stone to the statewide contest, and she’s raised the most by
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