Following is a statement issued October 8 by Pete Gallego, former congressman and current candidate for TX-23:
“Will Hurd said this election is all about him – today, he proved it. For months, Mr. Hurd has put himself before his country, his party, and his constituents.
“Only last night, Mr. Hurd’s campaign answered, ‘That’s all we have for now,’ when asked if he was voting for Donald Trump.
“Today, Mr. Hurd feels emboldened only because others — others with the courage to take a political risk and do the right thing — have paved the way for him to follow their example. Will Hurd is desperate, and his long silence can be neither forgotten nor forgiven.”