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Chip Roy, Wendy Davis In Toss Up For Texas Congressional District 21

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Democrat Wendy Davis (left) will face Republican incumbent Chip Roy (right) in the November 2020 election.
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Democrat Wendy Davis (left) will face Republican incumbent Chip Roy (right) in the November 2020 election.

This candidate forum has been canceled. For more information about voting in Bexar County, check out TPR's voter guide.

Constituents of Texas' 21st congressional district will soon decide whether to re-elect Republican Chip Roy or replace him with Democrat Wendy Davis, who is in a neck-and-neck race with the incumbent for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Part of TX-21 runs along the I-35 corridor from from southwest Austin down through San Marcos, New Braunfels and northern San Antonio, and covers most of the Hill Country including Boerne, Kerrville, Medina, Comfort and Fredericksburg.

Republican Lamar Smith held the seat for three decades and did not seek re-election in 2018.

Roy won the seat by 2.6% that year and ran uncontested in the 2020 GOP primary. The freshman conservative is currently a member of the House Freedom Caucus.

Davis is a former state senator and ran for governor in 2014. She won the Democratic nomination for TX-21 with 86.3% of the primary vote in March 2020.

Early voting in Bexar County is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. More info here.

Kathleen Creedon can be reached at kathleen@tpr.org or on Twitter at @Kath_Creedon