Republican Dan Crenshaw wins re-election to Congress
Gustavo Huerta, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographerRepublican Dan Crenshaw on Tuesday defeated Sima Ladjevardian to earn a second term in the U.S. House in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District. After early voting and absentee votes were tallied, Crenshaw led with 56 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Ladjevardian. The Associated Press called the race for Crenshaw shortly after.chron.com
US Rep. Dan Crenshaw wins reelection in House District 2
A freshman congressman has won a second term in Congress in U.S. House District 2, according to a projection by the Associated Press. The oddly shaped district, which runs from southwest Houston, out to west Harris County, up to north Houston and then east to the Kingwood area, has been in Republican hands since 2005. U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, the Republican incumbent, won election after former U.S. Rep. Ted Poe retired from Congress. Sima Ladjevardian, the Democratic challenger, served as a senior advisor and finance chair to the O’Rourke campaign during both his 2018 Senate bid and his 2020 presidential run. U.S. Representative, District 2 View All CandidatesYou can get more election results here.
5 biggest races to watch on Election Day
HOUSTON – There are hundreds of races being decided by Houston-area voters on Election Day. Here are the five biggest races to watch. Senator View All CandidatesU.S. House District 2Republican and freshman congressman Dan Crenshaw is up for reelection this cycle. U.S. Representative, District 2 View All CandidatesU.S. House District 7Democratic U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher is also a first-term member of Congress who is up for reelection this time around. U.S. Representative, District 7 View All CandidatesU.S. House District 22This seat is wide open after Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson announced he is retiring.
Rising GOP Star Crenshaw Faces Mask Attacks From Ladjevardian In Reelection Bid
U.S. Rep Dan Crenshaw (center) stands next to Texan GOP Congressional candidates Wesley Hunt (left) and August Pfluger (right) in a campaign ad. Trump has enthusiastically retweeted Crenshaw’s defense of the president’s coronavirus response, and Crenshaw was the only Texan chosen to speak at this year’s national Republican convention. Crenshaw has over a million followers on Twitter, 2.1 million on Instagram and has more than 700,000 fans on Facebook. Even after spending over $12 million already, Crenshaw still had more than $3.5 million in cash on hand as of October 14. Ladjevardian wants to protect and enhance the Affordable Care Act, while Crenshaw is a frequent Obamacare critic.houstonpress.com
Sima Ladjevardian upsets plans for Congressman Crenshaw
Sima Ladjevardian immigrated to the United States from Iran as a child and embraced the American dream. She hopes to take that dream to a higher level by defeating 1st term Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw in November. The 2nd has been the district where opponents of former Congressman Ted Poe routinely lost by huge margins. Crenshaw, in his first run for congress in 2018, beat Todd Litton by 7 percentage points and Democrat Ladjevardian sees an opening. For more than 20 years The Madd Hatta morning show was a staple in Houston.
Pandemic politics ripple through Texas races, forcing U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw to defend his coronavirus response
U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, is one of several GOP incumbents facing criticism from Democratic rivals about their public comments about the coronavirus pandemic. "Dan Crenshaw's leadership throughout this pandemic speaks for itself," Crenshaw campaign spokesperson Justin Discigil said. Crenshaw and his campaign appear to be increasing their efforts to defend his record on the pandemic. In response to that letter, a trio of doctors put together their own letter defending Crenshaw, according to his campaign. More broadly, Crenshaw's campaign insists he uses "common sense" and believes it's appropriate to wear a mask when inside, close to other people.
Former ORourke adviser announces for Congress, picks up his endorsement
Former ORourke adviser announces for Congress, picks up his endorsementSima Ladjevardian, left, a Houston attorney and former adviser to Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, filed Monday to run for the 2nd Congressional District and soon after picked up O'Rourke's endorsement. Sima Ladjevardian, left, a Houston attorney and former adviser to Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, filed Monday to run for the 2nd Congressional District and soon after picked up O'Rourke's endorsement. Photo: Sima Ladjevardian Twitter Photo: Sima Ladjevardian Twitter Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Former ORourke adviser announces for Congress, picks up his endorsement 1 / 3 Back to GallerySima Ladjevardian, a Houston attorney and former adviser to Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, filed Monday to run as a Democrat for the 2nd Congressional District, which is currently represented by U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston. Meanwhile, two other Democrats filed for the 2nd Congressional District: Navy veteran and school teacher Elisa Cardnell and former Homeland Security Department employee Travis Olsen. She also rolled out a list of nine Democratic precinct chair endorsements, casting them as a sign of "grassroots momentum."chron.com