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Wendy Davis wins Democratic primary in Texas’ Congressional District 21

Davis will run against incumbent Chip Roy in the general election on Nov. 3.

AUSTIN, Texas — Wendy Davis has won the Democratic nomination in Texas’ Congressional District 21. She will run against incumbent Chip Roy in the general election on Nov. 3 to determine who will represent the district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

AP called the race as Davis was ahead by a wide margin over her opponent, Jennie Lou Leeder.

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Davis rose to fame after delivering a nearly 13-hour filibuster as a Texas State Senator in 2013. In 2014, Davis lost to Gov. Greg Abbott in Texas’ gubernatorial race.

Texas’ Congressional District 21 spans from Austin to San Antonio and covers Blanco and Gillespie counties.

According to Davis’ official campaign website, some of the issues she stands for include affordable healthcare for all Texans, common sense action regarding gun laws and reducing carbon emissions in the U.S.

More details on Davis’ policies can be found on her website.

Roy defeated Democrat Joseph Kopser in the 2018 general election. He filed for reelection in early December.

Davis released the following statement Tuesday night:

"I am honored by the overwhelming support of the people of Texas and am looking forward to the general election campaign. It's time to fire Congressman Chip Roy. We cannot afford another DC politician beholden to pharmaceutical lobbyists, NRA officials and Wall Street banks. As your member of congress, I will fight for you as hard as I fight for my grandkids by lowering health care and prescription drug costs, creating good paying jobs and improving access to good quality education.

I also want to thank my opponent, Jennie Lou Leeder, for her important voice during this vigorous primary campaign. I admire her passion for helping Texas families during these difficult times and look forward to working with her in the future."

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