Consultant Who Stumped for Cruz Targets Sessions

In 2012, Katrina Pierson was crisscrossing Texas in her spare time to help Ted Cruz become the state’s next U.S. senator. At Republican club meetings, public rallies and on Twitter, she praised Cruz’s tenacity and commitment to repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Now, in her bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, 58, Pierson is trying to convince voters that she possesses those same qualities and that Sessions does not. Pierson, 37, a political and media consultant, said she decided last year to challenge Sessions after she attended several meetings between him and local activists.

“Everything became ...

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