GOP lawmaker Olson holds on in Texas district

GOP lawmaker Olson holds on in Texas district
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Rep. Pete OlsonPeter (Pete) Graham OlsonThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race House Dems release 2020 GOP 'retirements to watch' for House Dems unveil initial GOP targets in 2020 MORE (R-Texas) on Tuesday fended off an uphill challenge from Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni. 

Olson has held the Houston-area district since 2009. It was previously long held by former GOP House Majority Whip Tom DeLay. 

Democrats hoped they could win over this suburban district that has also seen changing demographics. The district has a 60 percent population, according to the Dallas News.

Kulkarni is a former foreign service officer and staffer for Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandWatchdog group calls on 2020 candidates to release 10 years of tax returns Poll: Gillibrand, de Blasio have favorable ratings under 30 percent among New Yorkers Harris's stepkids call her 'Momala' MORE (D-N.Y.).