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Texas 2020 Elections

“My story does resonate”: Candace Valenzuela wants to flip a Republican seat and become the first Black Latina in Congress

Valenzuela is running for a North Texas seat long held by Republicans. But the shifting political winds in the suburbs are giving Democrats hope.

Candace Valenzuela, candidate for Texas' 24th Congressional District, outside her home in Dallas.
Candace Valenzuela, candidate for Texas' 24th Congressional District, plays with her one-year-old son Cinto Baldwin, outside…

A newly competitive district

A campaign sign outside of candidate Candace Valenzuela's home in Dallas on July 29, 2020. Valenzuela is running for Texas' …

Seeking representation

Candace Valenzuela, candidate for Texas' 24th Congressional District, sports her custom Converse shoes with "Texas 24" lette…

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