Federal, state races of North Texas interest

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There are still plenty of votes to be counted in several races, but here is where things stand as of 12:43 a.m. Nov. 4:

In U.S. House District 12, longtime incumbent Republican Rep. Kay Granger has cruised to victory with 64% of the vote over her challenger Democrat Lisa Welch, who has received 33% of the vote and Trey Holcomb, who received 3%.

In U.S. House District 25, incumbent Republican Roger Williams has received 56% of the vote to his challenger, Democrat Julie Oliver’s 42%.

In U.S. House District 6, incumbent Republican Rep. Ron Wright had 53% of the vote compared to his challenger Stephen Daniel’s , 44%.

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In U.S. House District 17, Republican Pete Sessions is returning to Congress in a new district. He defeated his Democratic challenger with 56% of the vote. Democratic challenger Rick Kenney who had 41% of the vote. Another challenger, Ted Brown, had 3% of the vote.

In the closely watched U.S. House District 24 race, former Irving Mayor, Republican Beth Van Duyne had 49% of the vote over Democrat Candace Valenzuela who had 47%.

In another closely watched race, incumbent Democrat Colin Allred has 52% of the vote to Republican challenger Genevieve Collin’s 46%.

Incumbent Democrat Marc Veasey has a comfortable lead in the U.S. House District 33 race with 70% of the vote over Fabian Cordova Vasquez’s 23%.

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In the race for U.S. House District 21, down in Austin, but featuring former Fort Worth City Councilperson Wendy R. Davis, she received 46% of the vote, with incumbent Republican Chip Roy receiving 52%.  

In the race for Railroad Commissioner Republican James “Jim” Wright is leading with 53% of the vote to Democrat Chrysta Castaneda’s 43%.

In Texas House District 112 incumbent Republican Angie Chen Button is locked in a tight race with Democrat Brandy K. Chambers. At press time, Button had the lead with 48.9% of the vote while Chambers had 48.5%.

In the race for state Rep. District 96, former Mansfield Mayor David Cook was leading 51% to Democratic challenger Joe Drago’s 46%.

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In Texas House District 97, another closely watched race, incumbent Republican Craig Goldman received 53% of the vote over his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Beck, who received 45%.

Perhaps the Texas politician with the least stressful evening was Texas House Rep. Charlie Geren who was running unopposed. He received 100% of the vote.