In a live debate hosted by KSAT-TV in San Antonio, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) and former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine) clashed over health care, border security, Donald Trump and various claims and accusations lobbed at each other through the campaign. It is likely their only debate.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

U.S. Rep.
Will Hurd

Pete Gallego

Pete
Gallego

Hurd said he was the only candidate in the race that would stand up to both Trump and Clinton. Gallego said Hurd “followed the herd” of Republicans criticizing Trump only “after the [Access Hollywood] tape came out.” Hurd said of Trump, “I’ve never endorsed the guy and I’m not going to.” Gallego accused Hurd of being too partisan, and Hurd replied that the bills he has sponsored in Congress have bipartisan support. Hurd repeatedly called Gallego a “career politician,” while Gallego repeatedly said Hurd has “gone Washington.”

Hurd said he would not have received the endorsements of the San Antonio Express-News and El Paso Times had be been as partisan as Gallego suggested. “Those outfits will not be confused with Fox News,” he said.

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