By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Special to the PRESS
Following a candid interview Wednesday with District 27 U.S. Congressional candidate Denise Saenz Blanchard, one thing became evident: She’s a natural orator.
Granted, Blanchard (D-Brownsville) began the interview for this story knowing exactly what to say to appear stately. After all, serving former Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz for 19 years – not to mention three years as his chief of staff – may have done well in preparing Blanchard for the political arena.
Still, with all that experience she remains a political newcomer – (this is her first time running for public office) in what’s already become a hotly contested race packed with five candidates. Then there’s the fact that Congress is currently contending with an all-time low approval rating by the American public.
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