In CD-23, Advantages Are Seen for Both Gallego and Hurd

EL PASO — A San Antonio native and former CIA agent is trying to break through in the only region in this Republican state where congressional Democrats hold a steady grip: Texas’ border with Mexico.

But predicting whether Will Hurd, who lost a Republican primary bid for the same seat four years ago, will prevail against U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, is as tasking as guessing where someone in this sprawling tossup district resides.

The 23rd Congressional District includes almost 25 percent of the Lone Star State’s land, all or a part of 29 counties, two time zones, about ...

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