MJ Hegar Challenge’s Cornyn for his Seat

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Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) is up for reelection, and he will face a strong Democratic opposition as Democrats look to turn the White House blue.

His challenger, MJ Hegar (D), released a statement to supporters in an email, calling herself “a combat veteran, a mom, and a proud Texan” who is looking to unseat Cornyn because “that seat belongs to the people of Texas.”

Outlining her military background, Hegar explained that she “was shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan,” she “was wounded, but I strapped myself to the side of a helicopter and returned fire until we escaped.”