You've heard of 'SA to DC,' the annual business trip to lobby officials in Washington. Well, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd is embarking on 'SA to DQ.'
Hurd represents the largest Congressional district in the US which is not a complete state, with a 23rd District stretching more than 500 miles from northwest San Antonio to El Paso.
Hurd says it is challenging to travel the district, so he is doing it a unique way. He plans to drive the entire stretch of the district, meeting voters at Dairy Queens along the way.
"Every community has a Dairy Queen, so we like to start off with a cool treat, and then talk about what is going on in Washington," Hurd said.'
The 23rd District includes 29 counties and two time zones, and it takes more than 10 hours to drive the length of the district. It also includes 820 miles of the U.S. Mexico border, more than in any other Congressional district.
"This is something we have been planning for months now," Hurd said.
The person who occupies the 23rd District seat has to do a lot of campaigning. It is rated as one of the handful of trying competitive Congressional districts in the country, and Hurd has already picked up one Democratic challenger in the 2018 election, and Pete Gallego, the Democrat he defeated to win the seat, says he is considering running again.