I met yesterday with William Hurd
, who plans to seek the Republican nomination for Congressional District 23, a sprawling district that runs from San Antonio to El Paso, between Interstate 10 and the Rio Grande.
I first met Hurd ten years ago, when he was student body president at Texas A&M, and I was writing a story about the bonfire tragedy.
was then, and is now, a very impressive person.
spent the intervening nine years with the Central Intelligence Agency
as a case officer in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Canseco will have a lot more money to spend than Hurd
, but he
has already lost one primary race, and Hurd
is a fresh face.
In a small GOP primary (typically 30,000 votes), Hurd
doesn't need to raise a truckload of money to raise his
you make up your mind on this one?
I had the pleasure of working with Will
during my time at A&M.
For more information on Mr. Hurd
, visit http://texansforhurd.com
is a class act and a well qualified candidate.
Texans would be well represented to vote William
I'm sure Mr. Hurd
is a fine young man, but if he
is seeking election based on spending nine years in Afghanistan, that might be a hard sell.
seeking election because he
is against Obama, then he
doesn't have much to offer.
As my friends here at the oil company said so many times last year, I am sure Mr. Hurd
is a fine young man, but lacking experience.
It's kind of scary to think that a congressional candidate is running on his
record as president of any student body. (It's on his
Web site.) Actually, it's refreshing to read about a competitive House race.
You will not find a finer individual with more integrity than Will Hurd
Is Hurd related to the long-time GOPer from Laredo who I believe was appointed as an ambassador by one of the GOP presidents.
I think he
might have been in the beer business?