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U.S. Air Force veteran MJ Hegar declares victory in Democratic Senate race in Texas

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat MJ Hegar declared victory on Tuesday in the race for her party’s nomination to a U.S. Senate seat from Texas, saying she was ready to take on incumbent Republican John Cornyn in the November election.

The New York Times said Hegar, 44, was the winner. In a statement, Air Force veteran Hegar said she was “confident we have a decisive victory” over Texas State Senator Royce West.

Texas has long been dominated by Republicans but analysts say changing demographics have made it more competitive.

U.S. Air Force veteran MJ Hegar declares victory in Democratic Senate race in Texas

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