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Abbott calls June 14 special election for South Texas congressional seat that Republicans want to flip

The race will determine who finishes the term of former U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville.

Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith moderates a discussion with U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. 
Vela, D-Brownsville, has represented Texas’ Congressional District 34 since 2013. In the 114th Congress, he sat on the House Agriculture and Homeland Security committees and served as co-chairman of the Congressional Border Caucus.

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