By The Daily Caller. Ret. Lt. Cmdr. and Republican candidate Dan Crenshaw defeated his Democratic challenger Todd Litton on Tuesday to win Texas’s 2nd Congressional District.
Despite consistently polling ahead of Litton by double digits, Democrats were optimistic the area would flip blue due to the rapidly changing demographics of Harris County. Ultimately, Crenshaw beat out Litton.
The district has been represented by Republican Rep. Ted Poe who announced his retirement in November 2017. Poe flipped the seat red when he first took office in 2005 and it has since been a GOP stronghold. Litton, a director of an education non-profit, announced his run for the seat prior to Poe’s retirement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi showed her support for the Democrat by pledging $7,000 to his campaign.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, served five deployments overseas — while on his third combat tour, he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Afghanistan that destroyed in right eye and badly injured his left eye. After multiple surgeries, Crenshaw retained sight in his left eye and went on to deploy two more times, first to the Middle East, then to South Korea. (Read more from “Former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw Wins Big in Texas” HERE)
Alyssa Milano Says Since Beto Lost ‘Now He Can Run for President’
By The Daily Caller. Alyssa Milano says it’s okay that Democratic Texas Sen. candidate Beto O’Rourke lost to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz because “now he can run” against President Donald Trump.
“Beto lost? That’s ok. Now he can run for President,” the 45-year-old actress tweeted to her millions of followers Tuesday night, shortly after news outlets called the Senate race for the incumbent Sen. Cruz.
The former “Charmed” star has been very politically active over the last year. Not just voicing her support for tons of Democrat candidates like Beto, but using her social media account to criticize President Donald Trump and other members of the administration. (Read more from “Alyssa Milano Says Since Beto Lost ‘Now He Can Run for President’” HERE)