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.
Is it worth Castro giving up his seat in Congress for a long-shot challenge to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, particularly when another Democrat is already running?
Editor’s note: This story has been updated.
The 2018 Texas race for U.S. Senate is poised to start Friday, as U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke will launch his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
With flights canceled up and down the eastern seaboard Tuesday, two Texas members of Congress went all Thelma and Louise across the state — the start of a cross-country road trip so they could cast votes at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.