Brownsville’s Garza no longer seeking District 34 congressional seat; opts for state AG bid
More changes continue to shake up the congressional races in the Rio Grande Valley as Rochelle Garza, a Democrat who previously announced her candidacy for District 34, is ending this bid in favor of a shot at running for Texas attorney general in 2022. In a Monday morning statement that included endorsements from U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Vela, who’s leaving the District 34 congressional seat vacant at the end of his term next year, Garza focused entirely on her bid for the state AG job. Beatriz Reynoso, a Harlingen native and Air Force veteran who’s identified herself as a progressive Democratic candidate, is also seeking the District 34 congressional post. For District 15, Ruben Ramirez of Edinburg, a Bronze Star recipient and veteran of the Afghanistan war, and Eliza Alvarado, a director with the Region One Education Service Center, announced their intentions to run as Democrats. Monica De La Cruz, the Republican candidate who nearly bested Gonzalez for his District 15 congressional seat in 2020, is running for that post once again for the GOP.myrgv.com
5 things to know about Mauro Garza, the nightclub owner running against Joaquin Castro
There is no evidence to suggest Garza knew about the video or that he has taken part in voter fraud. This is not the first time Garza, a local businessman, has run for congress and stirred controversy over his support for President Donald Trump. In 2009, the local chapter of the Human Rights Campaign honored Garza with a Community Service Award, for contributing more than $100,000 to local LGBTQ organizations, OutinSA reported. This year, Garza beat fellow Republican Mike Allen in the primary runoff to take on Castro, but this time in District 20. Garza's career experience includes working with the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research.mysanantonio.com
Texas runoff election results: U.S. Representative, District 20, Republican; Mauro Garza and Gary Allen
SAN ANTONIO Editors note: Election results will begin to populate on this page when early voting results are released at 7 p.m. (CST) on July 14. Background:Garza received 33% of the vote in March and will face Allen, who received 26% of the vote. The seat is currently held by incumbent Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro, who has won handily in the last several general elections. You can find additional election results by scrolling to the bottom of this page. For more election coverage, go to our Vote 2020 page or sign up for our free election newsletter.
Trump-Supporting Owner of Pegasus Nightclub to Run for Congress as a Republican Again
click to enlarge Mauro Garza / Facebookclick to enlarge Twitter / Mauro GarzaLocal young queens joining the protest of Pegasus and @Mauro4Texas secure in knowing there are multiple venues in #SanAntonio that dont financially support hate. #ProtestThePeg #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/yIkyZwrMW7 Protest the Peg (@PegProtest) August 14, 2019On Fri, Aug. 9, @Mauro4Texas announced his @GOP run for @USCongress #TX20. His club, The Pegasus, books drag performers from around the nation, we are calling for a nationwide boycott in an effort to defund his contributions to anti-LGBTQIA+ politicians/platforms. "We understand there are many artists who rely on the entertainment industry as their source of income," the group said. We ask that you use those platforms responsibly and refrain from contracting talent to attend or perform at Pegasus Nightclub."sacurrent.com