SAN ANTONIO — At a forum here in late November for the Republicans running to replace U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, an audience member made a pointed request, asking the candidates to list three things they do not like about the retiring congressman.
While most of the eight candidates in attendance took turns airing their disagreements with Hurd, some more harshly than others, Tony Gonzales took a pass.
“He is a three-term congressman,” Gonzales said of Hurd. “That man can take care of himself.”
Of course, Gonzales has something his primary rivals do not: Hurd’s endorsement.