On Thursday, the Democratic campaign arm in the U.S. House added the second congressional district, currently represented by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, to its 2020 target list. The new development signals the increasing competitiveness of the district.
In a memo first reported by the Texas Tribune, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wrote, “When Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen admitted President Trump was killing the Republican Party in ‘urban-suburban districts’ across the Lone Star State, he was talking about places like Texas’ 2nd Congressional District.”
Three Democrats are vying to win the nomination to challenge Crenshaw: Elisa Cardnell, Travis Olsen, and Sima Ladjevardian. Beto O’Rourke, who lost the district during his 2018 senate run by one point, has endorsed Ladjevardian.