Gov. Abbott endorses District 23 candidate

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FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Gov. Greg Abbott has publicly voiced his support of a candidate in the race for U.S. District 23.

Abbott announced Wednesday he would support Tony Gonzales for the U.S. Congressional seat.

“I am proud to endorse Tony Gonzales for the U.S. House of Representatives,” Abbott said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. Tony Knows what it means to serve others, and he will tirelessly defend the Texas values in Congress. Tony will fight to secure more job opportunities for the people of his district, and he will work to improve higher education and strengthen our healthcare system. I urge the people of San Antonio and West Texas to join me in supporting Tony Gonzales for Congress.”

Gonzales is battling with Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones for the seat in Congress. The seat is currently held by Will Hurd, who announced he would not seek re-election. Hurd has already faced off with Jones, which resulted in a very tight race in 2018.

Election day in Nov. 3 and early voting will begin on Oct. 13.

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