HOUSTON – A former Navy SEAL and a Houston lawyer faced off in a race for the seat being vacated in U.S. House District 2.
Dan Crenshaw, the Republican candidate, won the seat.
Incumbent Republican Rep. Ted Poe announced last year that he would not seek re-election.
Crenshaw lost his right eye in an explosion while serving as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. He ran on a platform of national security, economics and enforcing existing gun laws.
Litton, the Democratic candidate, is a Houston lawyer who has served as precinct chairs for both John Kerry’s and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. He ran on a platform of common sense and common decency.