GOP war veteran mocked on SNL wins Texas House seat

GOP war veteran mocked on SNL wins Texas House seat
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Texas GOP candidate Dan Crenshaw, who was recently mocked on SNL for a war wound, won the race for the state's 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday.

Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL and lieutenant commander, defeated Democrat Todd Litton.

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The 34-year-old Republican, who lost his right eye in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated, gained national attention in recent days after he was mocked on "Saturday Night Live."

Comic Pete Davidson joked about how Crenshaw wears an eyepatch, adding that Americans “may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie.”

"I'm sorry. I know he lost his eye in war — or whatever," Davidson added.

The comments led to swift backlash, with Crenshaw calling the remarks “dark.” He also called on Davidson and SNL producers to donate $1 million to veterans groups instead of offering an apology.

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report had rated the race “likely Republican” heading into Election Day.