Eight-term Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell), like many Texas Republican members, had a relatively close call in November. He defeated an under-funded opponent by only a 51-47% count. Now, it appears he will have a more substantial Democratic foe. Kim Olson (D), who held state Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller (R) to a 51-46% win in November, says she will enter the 24th District race next year. There was some speculation that Ms. Olson might enter the Senate race but has settled for a battle against Rep. Marchant.
TX-24 contains parts of Dallas, Tarrant, and Denton Counties. The district gave President Trump a 51-44% victory in 2016. Rep. Marchant has averaged 58.2% in his four races under the current district configuration. During his eight congressional elections, the Congressman has registered an average victory percentage of 61.8.
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