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Tuesday, September 22 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Live Recording of The Washington Post's "Cape Up" Podcast

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Texas Democratic Senate candidate and U.S. Air Force veteran MJ Hegar joins Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart to discuss her military career, the 2020 election and how she plans to beat Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas to win a Senate seat.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. It is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Festival. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded and aired live on Sept. 22.

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Jonathan Capehart

Opinion Columnist & Editorial Board Member at The Washington Post
Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and opinion writer for The Washington Post and a member of the Post’s editorial board. He also hosts the Post’s “Cape Up” podcast and is an MSNBC contributor, where he regularly serves as a substitute anchor. Previously, Capehart... Read More →

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MJ Hegar

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas
Hegar announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate in April 2019, challenging U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. She is a retired Air Force officer and recipient of the Purple Heart. In 2012, she successfully sued the Department of Defense to repeal the Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which... Read More →

Tuesday September 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT