Wesley Hunt says he's running for Congress again

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Wesley Hunt announces 2nd run against Rep. Lizzie Fletcher
The 2022 election season is hitting high gear. Republican Wesley Hunt is looking to unseat incumbent Democrat Lizzie Fletcher. He talked to ABC13's Tom Abrahams about his campaign.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The 2022 election season is hitting high gear.

Republican Wesley Hunt announced Wednesday he is running for Congress again. He intends to run in west Houston and will announce the district he intends to campaign for as soon as Texas releases the newly-redrawn Congressional district.

Hunt lost to Rep. Lizzie Fletcher by roughly 3% last fall.

He told ABC13 he knew the morning after the election he was ready to run again.

This time, he said is focusing on border security, taxes, spending and critical race theory.

"It's kind of a hot button issue for us, especially us Republicans," Hunt said. "Because I don't necessarily prescribe to that kind of history teaching. Let's just talk about history as it was, not necessarily through one lens of race. And I don't think someone is inherently racist based on the way they look."

Hunt is a West Point graduate and served in Iraq. He is married and the father of two children.

Hunt is the first to announce a run in the 7th district against Fletcher. She is a two-term incumbent who won the seat in 2018 against long time Congressman John Culberson.

He said campaigning during the pandemic was challenging and thinks he will be able to better convey his message this election cycle.

"Post Covid, going into a midterm election, we feel we have the wind more at our backs going forward," Hunt said.

Get to know Wesley Hunt

GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATE: In the interview above, ABC13 spoke with Wesley Hunt, a Republican candidate for Texas's 7th congressional district.

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