Greg Nash

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) is projected to win reelection to represent Texas’s 2nd District for another term in the House of Representatives.

The Associated Press called the race shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, fended off a challenge from Democrat Sima Ladjevardian, a Houston attorney, health care activist and Iranian immigrant who previously advised former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D) 2018 Senate campaign.

Crenshaw’s victory means he will serve at least another two-year term in Congress. He was first elected during the 2018 midterms, meaning this will be his second term.

Crenshaw’s seat was one of a handful that Texas Democrats challenged this election cycle in a bid to turn the historically red state blue. Crenshaw won his district handily in 2018 but O’Rourke, who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Ted Cruz (R), lost in the 2nd District by a slim margin. The 2nd District includes parts of Houston.

Tags 2020 election Dan Crenshaw Ted Cruz Texas

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