Rep. Chip Roy wins re-election in Texas’ 21st Congressional District

Rep. Chip Roy (R) defeated Wendy Davis (D), Thomas Wakely (G), and Arthur DiBianca (L) in the general election for Texas’ 21st Congressional District. Roy was first elected in 2018, defeating Joseph Kopser (D) 50% to 48%.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee placed the district on its list of targets, while the National Republican Congressional Committee did not include Roy in its program for defending vulnerable incumbents. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Roy and former President Barack Obama (D) endorsed Davis.

Heading into the election, Democrats had a 232-197 majority in the House. Republicans needed to win a net 21 seats to win control of the chamber.