Sen. John Cornyn will have to fight to keep his seat in the Texas GOP primary next year.
Linda Vega, attorney and Latino activist, announced Tuesday that she would challenge the two-term senator.
“Washington, D.C., needs a red-state model on education and economic growth, that of low taxes and pro-business,” Ms. Vega said in a press release. “We need an immigration reform based on labor demands. And, we need to make sure that Washington, D.C., stops spending the money of the future generation of Texans and Americans.”
Mr. Cornyn is a member of GOP leadership in the Senate.
The American Conservative Union gave him an 88 percent rating in 2012 — putting him ahead of the 77.83 percent average for Senate Republicans.
Ms. Vega has worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, and her law practice handles immigration and labor law. She graduated from the University of Texas and George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C.
She said that when she looks at Washington she sees “failure, after failure, after failure.”
“We have politicians from our own state who feel so entitled to their political position that one week they tell you they are for something, but the following week they are against the same thing they previously supported,” she said. “That is what they do in D.C. In Washington, D.C., all their failure and political bickering makes you wonder which one is the Republican and which one is the Democrat, since they both waste your money and have caused Congress to fail.”