Projection: Democratic US Rep. Lizzie Fletcher wins reelection in District 7

Democrat Lizzie Fletcher wins reelection to U.S. House in Texas' 7th Congressional District, according to The Associated Press.
Democrat Lizzie Fletcher wins reelection to U.S. House in Texas' 7th Congressional District, according to The Associated Press.

HOUSTON – Democrat Lizzie Fletcher wins reelection to U.S. House in Texas' 7th Congressional District, according to The Associated Press.

In 2018, Democratic U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher snagged the district away from former U.S. Rep. John Culberson, a Republican who had held the seat for 18 years.

Fletcher is keeping the district, which is runs from southwest Houston, down Interstate 10 to west Houston and up to US 290, blue.

“Of course I would not be here without the hard work and dedication and commitment of everyone who has supported this campaign,” she said. “And that’s because this campaign is a true coalition of people from across our diverse and dynamic community who want to bring our Houston values to Washington, to help our community and our country thrive. And I want to say to the voters in Texas who cast their ballots for me, thank you. Thank you for your trust your belief in me and for your precious vote.”

Fletcher also thanked Texas voters who did not vote for her, saying she will work just as hard to represent them and hope to earn their vote in the future.

Her opponent, Army veteran Wesley Hunt, aimed to put the district back in Republican hands. According to his campaign website, he’s a lifelong conservative and native of Houston who served as a diplomatic liaison in Saudi Arabia. Shawn Kelley was also running in this district as a Libertarian.

You can view the election results below:

Candidate

Votes

%

Lizzie Fletcher*(D)
158,01951%
Wesley Hunt(R)
147,80247%
*Incumbent
100% of Precincts Reporting

(153 / 153)

You can get more election results here.


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