Some more big news today out of Texas:
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, is endorsing Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez in the crowded Democratic race to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, providing one of the biggest endorsements yet in the primary.
“To replace [Cornyn], we need someone who understands the Texas of today and who has a positive vision for our future,” Castro said in a statement. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for each of our Democratic candidates in this race, but with her extensive track-record working on behalf of Texans to secure living wages, protect immigrant communities, and engage our young and diverse electorate, I'm proud to support Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez.”
Tzintzún Ramirez is a progressive organizer who co-founded the Workers Defense Project and founded Jolt, which seeks to mobilize Latino youth.
Castro's endorsement comes the same day early voting begins for the primary, which features 12 candidates and is all but guaranteed to go to a runoff. A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released Monday suggested that MJ Hegar is the favorite to advance to an overtime round, but the No. 2 spot is up for grabs.
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