Running for office is a daunting decision - even more so for progressives in a state like Texas, where via gerrymandering and other tactics, Republicans have entrenched their power despite (and because of) their ever-dwindling popularity. Two North Texas Democrats - Francine Ly and Sam Eppler - have both risen to that challenge by running against U.S. House Rep. Beth Van Duyne, one of the worst MAGA types in Congress, and whose District 24 has been shored up for her base after her very narrow initial win. With just weeks remaining until the filing deadline, we hope our conversations with Francine and Sam will inspire YOU to find an office to run for, and personally join the fight for progress in Texas.

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