Republican Chip Roy defending his Congressional seat against former state Sen. Wendy Davis in District 21

Incumbent Roy faces Democrat Wendy Davis in CD-21

Democratic candidate Wendy Davis, Republican Congressman Chip Roy (KSAT)

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The race for U.S. Congressional District 21 has been one to watch since the primaries when election officials announced Wendy Davis won the Democratic nomination and would challenge Republican incumbent Chip Roy on Election Day.

The Candidates

Roy is a former federal prosecutor, advisor to elected officials, and was first assistant attorney general to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Roy recently called Paxton to resign amid accusations against Paxton of bribery and abuse of office.

Davis is a former state senator for State District 10 who led a 13-hour filibuster to block a bill restricting abortion rights in Texas. She was also the Democratic challenger in the 2014 gubernatorial race against now-Gov. Greg Abbott.

The Area

U.S. District 21 covers a vast area north of San Antonio and many communities along the I-35 North and I-10 West corridors, including parts of Bexar, Hays Travis, and Comal counties. The area also covers Real, Kerr, Kendall, Blanco, Bandera and Gillespie counties.

Texas Congressional District 21 (ESRI/Chip Roy, U.S. House)

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