Doggett Takes Victory in Congressional District 35 Primary
Longtime Central Texas congressman Lloyd Doggett enjoyed a resounding victory over Democratic primary challenger Sylvia Romo in newly drawn Congressional District 35.
Doggett took more than 70 percent of the vote.
He pointed to overwhelming numbers of supporters in Travis and Hays County as key to his victory in a new district that winds into downtown San Antonio.
“Almost 60% of this district was an area that I had not represented, recently or at all,” Doggett tells KUT News. “So I’ve devoted a little part of most weeks over the course of the last year to being here and meeting with neighborhood associations in the San Antonio area. But it really helped that while I was new to the San Antonio area I was not new to the causes of San Antonio families.”
Doggett will face Republican Susan Narvaiz, who won her three-way primary last night.