Clay Jenkins’ Business Partner Launches House Campaign Against Arlington Rep. Ron Wright

WASHINGTON — A Waxahachie Democrat who is business partners with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins is running for Congress in 2020 against Rep. Ron Wright, an Arlington Republican who was first elected to office last year.Stephen Daniel, an attorney, on Wednesday announced his House campaign, telling The Dallas Morning News that residents in the suburban-rural district “haven’t been adequately represented” by the incumbent and that, politically, “it’s a closer district than people think.”“A lot of people are disenchanted,” said the 42-year-old, who grew up just outside of the district in Itasca, a tiny town in Hill County, and then eventually moved to Ellis County after law school.The campaign launch could signal that Democrats are serious about expanding the battleground map in Texas, which was already expected to host eight competitive House races next year.While Daniel is a political novice running in a traditional GOP stronghold — one that President Donald Trump won by 12 points in 2016 — the attorney's ties to a prominent North Texas Democrat like Jenkins could give him a step up in fundraising, name ID and party support.Consider that Daniel is vowing to raise $4 million, which would be a stunning amount for a congressional seat that hasn't been the subject of a full-on campaign bout in decades.  Continue reading...

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