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Chip Roy fends off challenge from Wendy Davis to win reelection in Texas

Chip Roy fends off challenge from Wendy Davis to win reelection in Texas
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Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyWyoming county votes to censure Liz Cheney for Trump impeachment vote GOP divided over Liz Cheney's future Trust between lawmakers reaches all-time low after Capitol riots MORE (R-Texas) has been reelected to represent Texas’s 21st Congressional District in the House, defeating Democratic challenger Wendy Davis.

Roy, who was first elected to represent the hotly contested district in 2018, currently serves on the House Oversight and Reform, Budget, and Veterans’ Affairs committees and is the ranking member on the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

He ran on a conservative platform, campaigning for issues such as increasing border security, promoting law enforcement, a pro-life stance and reforming Medicaid.

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Roy has a long history as part of the Texas Republican Party, serving as chief of staff to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate committee advances Biden's DHS pick despite Republican pushback Google suspends donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying election The Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis MORE (R-Texas), staff director of Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate GOP signals it's likely to acquit Trump for second time Bush-, Obama-era officials urge Senate to swiftly confirm Biden's DHS pick Senate committee advances Biden's DHS pick despite Republican pushback MORE’s (R-Texas ) leadership office and senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also previously served as senior adviser to former Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryWhite House advisers preparing to launch nonprofit to promote Trump policies: report Chip Roy fends off challenge from Wendy Davis to win reelection in Texas The Memo: Texas could deliver political earthquake MORE (R) while Perry was serving as governor of Texas.

Roy beat out former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) in what was expected to be one of the closest House races in the nation. The 21st District covers portions of Austin and San Antonio, along with swaths of the more rural Hill Country region, pulling in a diverse voting population.

"This district is very reflective of the national situation,” Roy told The Hill during an interview in October. “Why? We're highly suburban in two parts of it. We're urban, suburban and rural. We're all of it in a significant way.”