SEN: U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) said at a Texas Tribune event that he is considering challenging U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 or U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in 2020. O’Rourke, a supporter of term limits, has pledged to leave office after four terms. His fourth term would end in 2021.
CD23: The Republican Party of Texas has filed an ethics complaint against former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), accusing him of failing to file as a lobbyist acting on behalf of the city of Del Rio. A statement issued by the campaign said Gallego was “hired as an attorney, not a lobbyist.” Meanwhile, the Gallego campaign charged that U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) broke U.S. House ethics rules when footage from a congressional hearing was used in an ad. A Hurd spokesman said the ad shows the congressman doing his job.
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