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Analysis: Seeking election in Texas can be lonely, especially in the beginning

Last year's U.S. Senate race was unusual for a number of reasons, but especially because Beto O'Rourke, a mostly unknown challenger, managed to gain attention and raise money. This year, another group of candidates is trying to repeat the magic.

State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, announces he's running for the U.S. Senate against John Cornyn, in Dallas on July 22, 2019.

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