An attorney and immigration activist has announced she will challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in next year's Republican primary.
Linda Vega, founder of her own Houston law firm, says a centerpiece of her campaign will be overhauling America's immigration system. She says it's so flawed now that it's bad for business.
Cornyn has been in office since 2002 and had for months avoided a credible conservative challenger for the March GOP primary.
Meanwhile, no Democrat has yet announced for Senate for the November 2014 general election.
Cornyn's campaign raised $1.8 million in the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30.
It said Wednesday that that ranks second among all GOP Senate incumbents -- and that Cornyn's $6.9 million in cash-on-hand is third-highest among all Senate candidates from both parties.