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.
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.”
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