23rd's Campaign Begins

By Bill O'Neil

You may have already seen the first shot in what will be one of Congress' most bitterly contested races this fall. 

That first shot comes in the form of a first tv ad running--featuring Democratic incumbent Congressman Pete Gallego and his nine-year old son.  

"There isn't much difference between the playground at Nicolas' school and the floor of Congress--except when they take their ball and go home, we all get hurt" Gallego said in the ad--referring back to last year's government shutdown. The Congressman goes on to say "I didn't take my pay like others did--and I told the President no to special treatment for Congress when he tried to exempt them from Obamacare."  

The Gallego Campaign said it has already purchased a half-million dollars worth of airtime for ads--and expects to buy more in the coming weeks. The first term incumbent is likely to face a tough contest from Republican challenger Will Hurd--who won the GOP nomination over former Congressman Francisco "Quico" Canseco.  


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