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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:29 PM

TX-SEN: Democrat Chris Bell formally launches U.S. Senate campaign [View all]

emocrat Chris Bell, the former Houston congressman and gubernatorial nominee, is formally announcing his U.S. Senate campaign.

Bell, who has been campaigning since early summer, is set to rev up his bid Wednesday with a video in which he calls the Republican incumbent, John Cornyn, a "water boy" for President Donald Trump and offers a sharpened pitch for why he is the best choice in the crowded primary.

"As the only candidate whos been to Congress, I know how badly broken it is," Bell says. "Ive fought the same political insiders that keep John Cornyn in power, and I know how to take them down."

Bell, also a former Houston City Council member, served one term in Congress in the early 2000s before falling prey to redistricting under then-U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land. As a freshman, Bell broke a seven-year truce among House members and filed an ethics complaint against DeLay that triggered a series of events leading to Delay's downfall.

Bell's announcement is not a surprise. In early July, he set up a campaign with the Federal Election Commission and said he planned to run but would announce at a later date.



https://www.texastribune.org/2019/09/18/chris-bell-senate-texas/

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