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 OlsonMidterm results shake up national map GOP lawmaker Olson holds on in Texas district Overnight Energy: Trump pick to lead mining regulator withdraws | Watchdog questions ethics of ,000 in Zinke concert tickets | House votes to ease natural gas exports 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 GillibrandSome of us Midwesterners think maybe Amy Klobuchar would do OK as president Banking panel showcases 2020 Dems Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man MORE (D-N.Y.).