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Texas 2020 Elections

Republican Gary Gates handily beats Democrat Eliz Markowitz in Texas House District 28 runoff

Democrats had hoped the race would build momentum for their push to take control of the Texas House in November. The Houston-area contest garnered national attention and overshadowed two other special election runoffs for House districts Tuesday.

Gary Gates greets the crowd during his election night watch party at Gallery Furniture in Richmond, TX, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.

Texas 2020 Elections

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Democratic Texas House District 28 candidate Eliz Markowitz greets supporters at election night watch party in Katy on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.

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