Texas Senator John Cornyn is still waiting to find out who he'll face in the November general election. Democrats will choose their candidate during the May 27 primary runoff election.
KUT’s Ben Philpott talked with Alameel about why he's running for Senate.
"Oh it's because I'm very, very passionate about the working family. I myself started out very, very poor and I was working for a living at very, very low pay for half of my life. And I became successful in the 2nd half of my life. And so I don't forget how poor we were. And how important it is to have a good job, a good education, to be able to have that opportunity to achieve the American dream the way I did."