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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:41 AM

Royce West meets with Chuck Schumer as he nears decision on campaign against John Cornyn

by Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune

State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, met this week with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as he nears a decision on whether to run for U.S. Senate a decision that West now says will come sometime next month.

West had a "positive meeting" with Schumer and staff at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a Democratic source familiar with the meeting said. West, the source added, signaled that he is likely to run.

Asked for comment Friday, West said in a text message, "I'll make a decision whether to run next month."

West has been viewed as a potential candidate for months but has not said much publicly about his deliberations over whether to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. If West enters the U.S. Senate race, he would have to contend with a Democratic field that already includes MJ Hegar, the former U.S. House candidate. Schumer met with Hegar in March.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/06/21/will-royce-west-challenge-john-cornyn-he-just-met-chuck-schumer/

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