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.