Early voting starts Tuesday and runs through
The race is likely to go to a runoff, and the winner will face an uphill climb against McCaul, who doesn't have a primary opponent and has continued to outraise all three
In the final quarter of 2019, McCaul raised
Gandhi raised the most money among the Democratic candidates with
National Democratic operatives have set up an office in
McCaul, first elected in 2004, had never had a close call until 2018.
Siegel, 42, is optimistic of his chances this time around. He says he established relationships and trust in the district during his 2018 run and he has lived in the district for eight years.
"Our overall message is that our campaign has laid the foundation for political change" in the district, he told the
Siegel is running in the progressive lane, with a platform focused on Medicare for All and environmental policies like the Green New Deal.
He's been endorsed by labor groups such as the
Siegel, who left his assistant city attorney job to run full-time, added that he has focused on meeting voters and organizing rather than calling wealthy donors.
"I think we convinced folks that this is a winnable seat for
Gandhi said he jumped into the race after he saw that O'Rourke won the district, adding that
"The stakes are too high this year," Gandhi said.
Gandhi, a 37-year-old associate chief medical officer at
Siegel won 70.4% of the 115,000 votes cast in the race in
Gandhi said he's optimistic that he can win votes in the rural parts of the district, where he talks about lack of access to health care, public schools and creating more job opportunities.
"I feel really great about our rural areas," Gandhi said. "We consider that a strength of this campaign."
Gandhi, a former Fulbright scholar and Schweitzer fellow, has lived in the district for five years and was born and raised in the
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Hutcheson said she grew up in a "working poor
"I got into this race because
Hutcheson previously worked at Baker Botts and in 2011 helped start a women-owned law firm,
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The criticism hasn't seemed to slow down her campaign. She has been endorsed by EMILY's List and NARAL Pro-Choice, two national groups focused on electing candidates who will support pro-abortion rights policies.
Hutcheson said she would focus on health care, the environment and education.
She supports reducing the cost of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies. Hutcheson, whose mother lives in
"I am rooted in this community and have been for a very long time," she said.
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