The Democrats are recycling losing candidates from races in Texas and deploying them elsewhere on the national stage, according to a report by The Huffington Post.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer from New York is recruiting M.J. Hegar, the Democrat who ultimately lost a congressional race in 2018 to Texas Republican Rep. John Carter in Georgetown, Texas.
Schumer wants Hegar to run against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is up for reelection in 2020.
As originally reported by HuffPo:
Hegar previously told HuffPost that a lot of things would have to fall into place for her to run for Senate, but it’s one of the options she’s exploring; another is challenging Carter again.
“Whatever race I’m eyeing, I need to feel strongly like I would serve that community, whether it’s District 31 or Texas … the best,” she said at the time.
It appears the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is also on-board with Hegar’s indecision — but then, the DCCC is predisposed to veterans and is known in the field of Democratic contenders, to chase “veteran” candidates for open seats.
“Democrats have executed a strategy of recruiting and empowering veterans with deep records of service, and it’s clear that Republicans have no clue how to run against these candidates and their credentials,” said DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law. Hegar is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Afghanistan.
National Journal reporter Ally Mutnick tweeted Wednesday that DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos “is personally recruiting” Hegar to run against Carter again in Texas’ 31st Congressional District.
— Ally Mutnick (@allymutnick) March 6, 2019
Hegar is not giving any clear indication how she will respond to Schumer’s entreating, and is likely to run again, against Carter in the next election cycle.
Hispanic UFC Fighter Jorge Masvidal to Join Donald Trump Jr. in “Fighters Against Socialism” Bus Tour
UFC Welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal announced on September 29, 2020 that he would be joining Donald Trump Jr. for a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” that will take place in Florida on October 3.
ESPN MMA journalist Ariel Helwani provided more details on this development:
“Jorge Masvidal will join Donald Trump Jr. on a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” bus tour across Florida this Saturday. They will hold 3 rallies in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Their final rally will be at the American Top Team gym where they expect numerous fighters to join.”
Jorge Masvidal will join Donald Trump Jr. on a day long "Fighters Against Socialism" bus tour across Florida this Saturday. They will hold 3 rallies in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Their final rally will be at the American Top Team gym where they expect numerous fighters to join.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 29, 2020
The fighter himself commented on this news, declaring “The anti communism bus tour will be arriving at a city near you #supernecessary.”
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) September 29, 2020
Unlike other sports leagues, the UFC has uniquely positioned itself by not adopting the woke antics of leagues such as the NFL and NBA.
Masvidal is a veteran of MMA promotions such as Strikeforce, Bellator, and the UFC. He is currently fighting under the UFC banner and holds a record of 35-14. According to MMA website Sherdog, he is currently ranked in 4th place . Similarly, he is ranked in 4th place according to the UFC’s rankings.
The Welterweight fighter currently owns the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, after he knocked out Ben Askren with a flying knee five seconds into the first round. Additionally, Masvidal won the “BMF” championship against Nate Diaz in 2019 after he battered Diaz and forced a technical knockout via doctor stoppage.
Masvidal fought current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on less than a week’s notice for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 251, after he replaced the original challenger Gilbert Burns, who tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Before the fight took place, Masvidal signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. Masvidal ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision.
Nevertheless, the card reportedly netted 1.3 million pay-per-view buys in America.
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