Former state Senator Wendy Davis (D), who was the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 2014, lost to then-Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) 59-39%, making abortion her key campaign issue. At the time, Ms. Davis represented a Ft. Worth state Senate seat but has since move to Austin. Now, it appears she is assessing her chances of challenging freshman Rep. Chip Roy (R-Austin), Sen. Ted Cruz’s former chief of staff.
Rep. Roy defeated Democrat Joseph Kosper (D) by a slim 50-48% margin last November to replace 32-year congressional veteran Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio). Mr. Kosper recently said he will not run for office in 2020.
This district will likely be high on the Democratic target list and especially so if Ms. Davis runs. She will be able to attract multi-millions of dollars for the race. Mr. Roy raised $1.8 million for his 2018 campaign and will likely have to do substantially better for his re-election effort.
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