candidate faced warrant in ’04
The Republican candidate for a West Texas congressional seat had an arrest warrant issued for him in 2004 after he failed to pay a speeding ticket.
Francisco Canseco is running against incumbent Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, a Democrat, in the 23rd District, which includes San Antonio and parts of West Texas.
According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, Canseco was pulled over in April 2004. An arrest warrant was issued after he failed to pay the ticket, though it was eventually paid in full — plus an additional $50 fine — about 10 months later.
Scott Yeldell, Canseco’s campaign manager, said Canseco lost track of the ticket because it occurred while he was running in a primary.
Yeldell said Canseco paid up as soon as he became aware of the ticket and the warrant.
A San Antonio businessman, Canseco was recruited to run this year by national Republicans who think Rodriguez is vulnerable.