The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of Will Hurd for his re-election campaign in the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas' 23rd congressional district on January 31, 2018.
The Texas 23rd is one of the biggest swing districts in the country, having flipped back and forth between Republicans and Democrats over the years. Incumbent Rep. Will Hurd won the seat in 2014 by defeating the incumbent Democrat with 49.8% of the vote. Hurd was reelected in 2016 with 48.3%, while Democrats had won the seat in 2012 with 50.33% of the vote.
This district is a large district that runs along the Mexican border from El Paso east to the San Antonio suburbs. The partisan demographics of the district make it highly competitive and unfavorable to President Trump due to his immigration policies.
Rep. Hurd has compiled a strong record of supporting the business community. It is imperative for the business community to support incumbents like Rep. Hurd in a cycle like 2018 when many center-right legislators are being targeted for challenges. Rep. Hurd has come to D.C. to work and has done a great job in the process for growing our economy.