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Texas 2020 Elections

Chris Bell has been running for office for decades. Is he the Democrat to take on John Cornyn?

Bell is the only candidate running in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary who has experience in Washington, D.C. But he has more experience running campaigns than winning them.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Chris Bell in Downtown Austin on Feb. 7, 2020.

Texas 2020 Elections

We're telling stories about the leading Democrats running in the primary for the U.S. Senate seat. Texas 2020 early voting begins Feb. 18 and runs through Feb. 28. The primary in Texas is March 3. Read about Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez here, Amanda Bell here, Royce West here and MJ Hegar here. You can also read a Q&A with all of the leading candidates here.


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