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Current Texas Senators do not duplicate nominations. They also send their slates to (at least some) Representatives. I have seen a letter stating an applicant earned a spot on a Rep's slate, but was removed based on Senator's nomination. This was definitely within the same political party.Very true -- but I suspect that many don't fully understand how the process works, or perhaps their objective is to reach as many of their constituents as possible. I suspect the coordination happens more at the Senate level , and withing a political party.I agree, if more was better, then the MOC's who coordinate to avoid duplicate NOM's would actually be reducing the 'chance' for an appointment for a given applicant. Having more NOM's does provide USNA more flexibility on where NOM is eventually charged.
It hurts applicants IMO. It's hard enough in Texas without MOCs working against them.