Bacon-Vargas tops House races to watch this November
This November, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be on the ballot. With so many races to follow – here are three of the closest.
Number one: Ohio’s 9th congressional district. Incumbent Democrat Marcy Kaptur has served in congress for nearly 40 years. In fact, she’s the longest serving woman in the history of the House of Representatives. Kaptur has dominated this seat, she’s consistently won with 60 to 75 percent of the vote. But because of redistricting, her race is considered a toss up. Kaptur’s challenger is Air Force Veteran J.R. Majewski who says his top priority is putting America first.
Number two: Nebraska’s second congressional district. For the last thirty years, Republicans have won all three of Nebraska’s seats all but twice. Now the 2nd congressional district held by Congressman Don Bacon is considered a toss up. Bacon flipped this seat in 2016, but he’s being challenged by Democratic state senator Tony Vargas.
Number three is actually a combo of Texas’ 15th, 28th, and 34th districts. Over the last 40 years, Democrats have won all three of these seats in every election but one. Now Republicans hope three latina candidates can win. Congresswoman Mayra Flores already flipped one in a special election in June. But she will have to run again in a redrawn district to win a full term. The 15th district is leaning in Republicans’ favor, with polls showing Monica De La Cruz being the likely winner over Democrat Michelle Vallejo. And in District 28, former Ted Cruz staffer Cassy Garcia is running against Democratic incumbent Congressman Henry Cuellar.
Those are three house races to watch. For two more check out the article.