by Garrett Frisk
In previous articles, Diamond Eye Candidate Report has profiled the Democrats running against incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Texas. And though most Democrats have avoided the race due to the dominating frontrunner status of U.S. Representative Colin Allred, not all of them have been scared off. State senator Roland Gutierrez is expected to announce his candidacy this month, and two other Democrats have recently entered the race as well.
The first is Thierry Tchenko, who works as the Chief Communications and Programs Officer at Rebuilding Together Houston, a nonprofit that provides free home repairs for underprivileged families. Tchenko previously served as a fellow in the Executive Office of the President, worked on Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign, and was the associate director of the District of Columbia Executive Office of Policy under mayor Muriel Bowser. Tchenko's campaign website can be found here. The second Democrat in the running is Victor Dunn, a workers compensation consultant. Dunn previously ran for Texas's 1st congressional district in 2022, losing the primary runoff by a 75.9% to 24.1% margin. His website can be found here.