Press Release
| Joanna Rodriguez

NRSC Statement on Texas Democratic Primary Runoff

Washington, D.C. – The National Republican Senatorial Committee released the following statement on DSCC-endorsed MJ Hegar’s victory over African American state senator Royce West in the Texas Democratic Primary Runoff:

“Despite the early backing of Chuck Schumer in a competitive primary, MJ Hegar still needed national Democrats to push her over the finish line,” said NRSC spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez. “Hegar stood by as her national allies foot the bill for her campaign and pushed a diverse slate of candidates out of her way, making it perfectly clear Hegar’s loyalties lie with liberal elites, not hard-working Texans. Texas voters will reject her this fall just like they did in 2018.”

Last week, accusations of sexism and racism were flying between Hegar and West. Racial issues have been at the forefront of this primary since the DSCC was accused of trying to “cheat” West out of a shot at being the state’s first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate. Hegar and her allies VoteVets, Women Vote!, and the DSCC, spent over $6.6 million to get Hegar over the finish line.