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GOP presidential candidate Will Hurd on cyber, AI and China

When Will Hurd served in the House of Representatives he quickly made a name for himself as one of the Congress’s leading voices on cybersecurity. The Texas Republican helped pass a series of key technology modernization bills and gained a reputation as a sensible bipartisan dealmaker. A former CIA operations officer, Hurd was once billed as the future of the Republican party. A centrist Black lawmaker lawmaker with impeccable credentials representing a majority Latino Texas border district, Hurd was the type of leader many hoped would broaden the Republican Party’s appeal with a new generation of Americans. Then Donald Trump happened. Today, he is a stalwart anti-Trump voice on a long-shot bid to win the Republican presidential nomination and convince his party to focus on what he sees as a series of generational technological threats.

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