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Can a Viral Video Help Democrats Grab a House Seat in Deep-Red Central Texas?

Afghan war vet MJ Hegar tiptoes through a political minefield

TThe 3.5-minute video that tells the life story of Mary Jennings Hegar shifts seamlessly from suburban dining room to Afghan battlefield to the halls of Congress. The Steadicam…



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Tom Bartlett

Tom lives in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly, Politico, and elsewhere. He writes and edits for the Chronicle Review.