Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Sharp and state Reps. Ryan Guillen and Veronica Gonzales fired off a letter today to the two Republican Texas senators asking them to find money to boost health care funding for Rio Grande Valley veterans.

Currently, veterans in the Valley have to travel hours to San Antonio to get hospital care. They've been pleading for years to get a veterans hospital in the Valley, to no avail.

Last week, though, Texas voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that requires the state to work with federal officials to build a veterans hospital in the region.

In their letter, Sharp and the two legislators urged U.S. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn to work on getting more money set aside in the current budget to provide health care services for veterans at existing health care facilities in the Valley.

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Oh, and it's on Sharp's campaign letter head.

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