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The Democrat running in U.S. House District 23 is playing the “Trump” card. Pete Gallego believes Republican Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric has so offended voters in this predominantly Latino border district that he can reclaim the seat he narrowly lost to Republican Will Hurd two years ago.

In an eatery in the border town of Eagle Pass, a Donald Trump piñata hangs from the ceiling. Democrat congressional candidate Pete Gallego’s campaign is hosting this first presidential debate watch party. Guadalupe Cardona’s eyes burn as he watched Trump on TV.

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Governor Gregg Abbott has finally revealed the cause of severe burns he received in July. He told reporters this weekend the burns were caused by scalding hot shower water. The Governor has been paralyzed from the waist down since an accident in the 1980s.

"Because of my paralysis, I couldn’t feel the burns that were taking place," said Abbott. "As a consequence, it was like having my feet in scalding water for several minutes and it resulted in third degree burns to my feet."

The burns occurred while Abbott was vacationing in Jackson, Wyoming.


Accusations are flying in the rematch election for U.S. House District 23. The candidates recently challenged each other’s support for military families at campaign events in San Antonio this weekend.