MJ Hegar launches 2020 Senate run against Texas’ John Cornyn

Staff Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat MJ Hegar of Texas says she’s running for U.S. Senate in 2020 against Republican incumbent John Cornyn.
Hegar’s announcement Tuesday makes her the first well-known Democrat to enter the race against Cornyn, who has been in the Senate since 2002 and was the No. 2 Republican in the chamber until this year.
Hegar is an Air Force veteran who ran a longshot congressional bid against Rep. John Carter last year. She finished within three percentage points in a traditionally safe Republican district near Austin...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.