Texas Sen. Roland Gutierrez enters Democratic primary targeting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2024

Known for pushing gun restrictions after the Uvalde school shooting in his district, Gutierrez will vie for the opportunity to take on Republican Cruz in the general election. U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, is already running in the primary.


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State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, and other senators listen to the testimony of family members of the victims of the Robb Elementary school shooting at a presser to address gun violence in schools at the state Capitol in Austin on Jan. 24, 2023.
Another Democrat in the Legislature, Rep. Carl Sherman of DeSoto, also is considering running for Senate.