Texas Congressman Pete Gallego Saves Choking Child on Airplane

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He's not just the only Democratic incumbent in Texas with a tough race this year, he's also a hero.

Democratic Congressman Pete Gallego (TX-23) was flying back to Alpine on Friday night when the child sitting next to him began choking on a chicken nugget.

Gallego was able to clear the child's airway, much to his mother's relief. However, I wouldn't recommend the Heimlich as a method of direct voter contact other than when the situation demands it.

Read the thankful Mom's grateful Tweet to Pete below the jump.The child's mother sent her thanks to the Congressman:

We're glad Gallego was there to calmly assist the young Texan.

Meanwhile, the event is perhaps the most dramatic reminder yet that Gallego is the best choice for anyone concerned about child well-being in Congressional District 23.

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Katherine Haenschen

Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She has previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Austin. In addition to serving as the president of Austin Young Democrats, she is also UCONN's #1 fan in Texas.

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