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Wed May 15, 2019, 08:48 AM

TX-23: Gina Ortiz Jones running again to unseat Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who narrowly lost last year to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is running again.

Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer, launched her long-anticipated 2020 bid Tuesday morning, setting the stage for a rematch in Texas' most competitive congressional district. In a brief video posted to Twitter, Jones asked supporters to "join us as we finished what we started."

"Last November, I came up a little bit short in my run for Congress ó 926 votes ó but I've never been one to back down because the promise of our country is worth fighting for," Jones said. ďItís why I served in the military, deployed to Iraq; itís why I served in President Obamaís administration and itís why Iíve dedicated my life to public service ó and itís why Iím stepping up again to run for Texasí 23rd Congressional District.Ē

Jones had been expected to make another bid after her razor-thin loss in November, when she declined to concede for nearly two weeks while all outstanding ballots were counted. Within several weeks of accepting defeat, she informed supporters that she was "very likely" to pursue a rematch.

She is the first major candidate to enter the 2020 Democratic primary in the massive 23rd District, which stretches from San Antonio to El Paso and covers hundreds of miles of Texas-Mexico border. The field already includes Liz Wahl, the former U.S. anchor for Russia Today who quit live on air in 2014.



https://www.texastribune.org/2019/05/14/gina-ortiz-jones-running-again-unseat-will-hurd/?link_id=6&can_id=dac358985389b02213a6db7cd2e8d66a&source=email-morning-digest-after-surprisingly-tight-2018-loss-texas-democrat-seeking-rematch-in-swing-seat&email_referrer=email_547682&email_subject=morning-digest-after-surprisingly-tight-2018-loss-texas-democrat-seeking-rematch-in-swing-seat

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beachbum bob May 2019 #1

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Wed May 15, 2019, 10:46 AM

1. Another great candidate and now experienced with what it takes

 

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