MJ Hegar

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Sep 09, 2019 | News

An open letter to John Cornyn

The Texas Tribune

“John Cornyn, you have a choice before you. If you want to keep your job as a United States Senator working for the people of Texas, you need to quit working for the NRA and Mitch McConnell. As a mother, a Texan and a responsible gun owner, I sincerely hope you put politics aside and take the needed actions to protect our communities. We are Texas, and we’re in this together.” — An open letter to John Cornyn by MJ Hegar

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Sep 08, 2019 | News

Cornyn faces toughest race yet in changing Texas

The Hill

“Cornyn faces toughest race yet in changing Texas”

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Sep 02, 2019 | News

These candidates are back in the ring to prove that 2018 wasn’t a singular “year of the woman.”

Texas Observer

“… Hegar decided to run against Cornyn. “It was all about, where is the urgency?” she says. A powerful three-term senator with wide-ranging influence and very deep pockets, Cornyn won’t be easy to beat. But Hegar is undaunted.”

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Aug 30, 2019 | News

U.S. Senate candidate Hegar passionate in Abilene stump to oust Republican Cornyn

Abilene Reporter-News

“Maybe we do it in a way that we can gain control for a long time because we’re not kicking the pendulum and we’re not forcing change down people’s throats,” she said, “but we’re building a broad coalition, showing them why they should agree with us instead of telling them to agree with us.”

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Aug 29, 2019 | News

Analysis | They lost in the Year of the Woman. But it might make them stronger in 2020.

The Washington Post

“The lessons Hegar learned from being initially turned down for pilot training in the Air Force helped her see career setbacks not as failures but as ‘stepping stones to accomplishing my mission.’”

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