FiveThirtyEight
Geoffrey Skelley

ABC News has projected that Republican Beth Van Duyne will defeat Democrat Candace Valenzuela in Texas’s 24 Congressional District, where Van Duyne leads by a little more than 1 percentage point. The suburban Dallas-Forth Worth district had been a top target for Democrats, especially once Republican Rep. Kenny Marchant retired and left the seat open. But with this projection, we’ve got a winner in every House seat in Texas, and the end result was no change for either party from 2018. Considering Texas Democrats had hoped to build on their strong performance in the midterms by gaining more seats in the state, this was a very successful outcome for Texas Republicans.


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