A few days ago, my dear friend Mary sent me a video about a woman who is running for a congressional seat in Texas. MJ Hegar is pretty amazing … a war hero who was awarded a purple heart as well as a Distinguished Flying Cross after her helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. I was impressed and planned to try to squeeze a piece about her into my schedule this week, but then I discovered that our friend Gronda had covered Ms. Hegar as well as two other pretty remarkable candidates for the November mid-terms. Why re-invent the wheel, right? So, I share with you this afternoon Gronda’s piece about three up-and-coming candidates to keep a close eye on this election season … and be sure to watch the short video titled “Doors” – it is fascinating! Many thanks, Gronda!
There is another Democratic star in the State of Texas besides Beto O’Rourke who in campaigning against the republican Senator Ted Cruz. Her name is MJ Hegar. You will be hearing a lot more about her in the near future as she will be competing against Rep. John Carter in a dark-red district in central Texas to be its next US Congressperson.
She’s joining a handful of other first time democratic candidates who have that star quality like Randy Bryce, the steel worker from Wisconsin and Amy McGrath of Kentucky, a first military female fighter pilot.
Mary Jennings Hegar, a decorated Afghanistan military hero
Here is the rest of the story…
On June 21, 2018, Josh Voorhees of Slate penned the following report, “Can a Viral Campaign Ad Make the Difference in Deep-Red Texas?”
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