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Texas Democrats went "all in" to protect a San Antonio-area House seat from flipping. The GOP still took it.

Republican John Lujan attributed his victory in the House District 118 race to a “perfect environment.” It came the same night Republicans captured the Virginia governorship in a contest widely seen as a referendum on Joe Biden’s presidency.

John Lujan, Republican nominee for House District 118, poses for a photograph at an election night watch party in San Antonio on Nov. 2, 2021.

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