Texas GOP wins GOP House seat
The Texas GOP is expected to pick up its House seat in a special election Tuesday.
The race for the 1st District was already tight, with incumbent Democratic Rep. Donna Campbell out after the first round of voting, but the results will be officially announced at a press conference after the election.
The race for Campbell’s seat, which covers parts of San Antonio and Austin, has been one of the tightest in the country, and the race is shaping up to be one of two tightest races in Texas history.
The other one is for the seat of former Rep. Eddie Lucio, who won a special runoff election in November.
The special election will be held in Austin and San Antonio.
In Austin, the race has become the most expensive House race in history, and both sides have been spending heavily in the race.
Republicans have spent $15.6 million on ads in the first half of the year and $16 million in the second half, according to the latest campaign finance reports.
The Democrats, meanwhile, have spent about $10 million on the race so far, with a total spending total of about $5 million.
The Republicans are hoping to capture a seat that they have held since 1992.