MJ Hegar

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Oct 24, 2019 | News

NEW Women Rule Podcast: “What people underestimate about a woman like me is that when you try to intimidate us… it just makes us more determined.” – MJ Hegar, Democrat seeking to challenge Sen. Cornyn


“In the latest episode of the Women Rule podcast, Women Rule Editorial Director Anna Palmer chats with MJ Hegar, a Democrat seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, about what compelled her to run, her perspective on the race, and why she values being a ‘fighter.’”

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Oct 23, 2019 | News

Cornyn rolls out gun plan focused on mental health; foes demand broader background checks and ammo limits

Dallas Morning News

“‘How can Sen. Cornyn justify introducing a bill on mass violence that doesn’t include expanded background checks when the vast majority of Texans and gun owners believe they are needed?’ Hegar said.”

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Oct 01, 2019 | News

Come Home, John Cornyn, and Become a Texan Again

Rivard Report

“Unfortunately, the John Cornyn that we knew when he was a judge here in San Antonio, and a Supreme Court justice and attorney general in Austin, has been thoroughly transformed by his years in toxic Washington, and in particular in the Trump conversion of the Republican Party. Maybe it’s time that he returns home and becomes a Texan again,”

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Sep 11, 2019 | News

MJ Hegar leads the Democratic pack for U.S. Senate in Texas, but most voters don’t know the candidates, UT/TT Poll says

The Texas Tribune

“MJ Hegar leads the Democratic pack for U.S. Senate in Texas”

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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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