Two more prominent Democrats are joining the race to challenge U.S Rep. Will Hurd, whose 23rd Congressional district runs across much of the Texas border.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House — particularly Speaker Joe Straus — for the shortcomings of the special session.
With five days left in the special session, legislation finally began reaching Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk on Friday
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Helotes) is getting his first major Democratic challenger for re-election in Texas’ swing 23rd congressional district.
The Texas House and Senate are taking different approaches to the governor’s agenda and could be headed for another standoff on the “bathroom bill.”
Texas Democrats may not have a full statewide slate yet, but they are seeing early and intense interest in several congressional races.
The push came into public view Thursday, when Abbott’s office began announcing lawmakers who will take the lead on individual items.
At the top of an agenda is a bill to keep some state agencies from shuttering. Once that is addressed, Abbott said he’ll add another 19 items to the agenda.
Gov. Greg Abbott Sunday put the final touch on the bill that would allow police to inquire about the immigration status of people they lawfully detain.
If he had run, Castro would have had to give up a safe seat in Congress, where he has the two high-profile committee assignments.