Redistricting has divided Travis County into five congressional districts, including CD-35, which runs from southeast Travis County down to northeast Bexar County. The district, some say, was created to elect a Hispanic Democrat.
In 2004, after years of representing a district based in Travis County, Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett was re-elected in a newly drawn district that ran from Austin to the Mexican border. He had a new map and new district in 2006. Six years later, he's running in CD-35, yet another new district.
Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News
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