Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw has held on to his seat in Congress.
Crenshaw is a conservative, a veteran, and a possible future presidential contender, so this is good news for him and Republicans.
The New York Post reports:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw fends off Democratic challenger in Texas
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, an Afghanistan War veteran, fended off Democratic challenger Sima Ladjevardian in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District around Houston.
The Associated Press declared the 36-year-old freshman, who wears an eye patch to cover a war injury, the victor shortly after polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The congressional district has long been held by Republicans. Crenshaw succeeded seven-term Republican Ted Poe, who did not seek re-election in 2016.
Crenshaw’s victory tempers Democratic hopes for gains in Texas, where a surge in early voting had liberals yearning to pull off unexpected wins.
This was an important race for Republicans to win, even though it was in Texas.
Thank you TX-2!!! It’s been an honor to represent you and an honor to continue representing you.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 4, 2020
Dan Crenshaw has won the race for the House seat in Texas' 2nd District. Crenshaw, a freshman GOP star, was one of the top House fundraisers this election cycle. https://t.co/QvjtUMeknF pic.twitter.com/VVEaR4B2Yv
— POLITICO (@politico) November 4, 2020
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 4, 2020
— College Republicans (@CRNC) November 4, 2020
Congratulations, Congressman Crenshaw!