Austin, TX — The Texas Democratic Party congratulates MJ Hegar on winning the Democratic Senatorial nomination, as she advances to the general election to take on vulnerable Republican Senator John Cornyn. MJ has fought tirelessly for Texans and we look forward to working with her to flip the biggest battleground state in the country.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement:
“MJ Hegar is a decorated combat veteran and working mom, and Texans will be lucky to have her fighting for them as their next senator. MJ embodies the values of Texas: she is tough, hard-working, independent, and has spent her career serving her country and fellow Texans.
“I also want to thank Senator Royce West for running a well-fought race. Senator West has been fighting for Texans for decades and I know my good friend will continue that fight in the Texas Legislature. We will need his partnership to flip our state this November. It is going to take all Texans coming together to demand change.
“MJ has proven herself to be a formidable campaigner and a relentless advocate for health care, while Senator Cornyn has proven himself to be an unpopular and out-of-touch incumbent who deserves to lose his seat. Texas Democrats are ready for this race and Senator John Cornyn will be exposed for the self-serving career politician he has become during nearly two decades in Washington. I look forward to November when Texans will send MJ Hegar to the US Senate and John Cornyn into retirement.”
** Election results as of July 15 at 9:00 AM CT. Final vote totals will be canvassed on July 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM. **