Blanchard reinvigorated for congressional bid

Denise Saenz Blanchard

U.S. Congressional candidate Denise Saenz Blanchard plans on becoming the first Latina to serve in the House of Representatives in the state of Texas. (Photo 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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