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Texas 2022 Elections

Lina Hidalgo, a rising Democratic star, faces a tough reelection race to lead Harris County

The Houston region’s high number of homicides, the state’s new abortion ban and a flood of campaign cash have made for a dramatic race to lead the state’s most populous county.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, left, and Alexandra del Moral Mealer, a candidate for Harris County Judge, talk to members of the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board on Sept. 29, 2022, at the Houston Chronicle offices in Houston.

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