One of the surprise results last November was veteran Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin) winning re-election with only a 51-47% victory margin against under-funded opponent, Michael Siegel. Soon after the election, Mr. Siegel announced that he would seek a re-match, but now it looks like he will have to fight for the Democratic nomination. Yesterday, Dell Medical School assistant professor Pritesh Gandhi announced that he, too, will run to challenge Rep. McCaul.
The 10th typically performs as a safe Republican seat, but with the Austin area growing and becoming even more liberal, the trends in this CD are beginning to reflect the evolving population. Therefore, closer political campaigns can be expected.
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