News Guide: Tight races challenge Texas’ reliably red status

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar, left, and Democrat congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones, center, attend a campaign event, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(AP) Unusually tight races are expected in the nation’s largest Republican stronghold of Texas following a record-breaking three weeks of early voting.

The Texas House is in play Tuesday for the first time in nearly two decades, while there is tighter than usual competition for multiple congressional seats in historically red districts. Democrats are even eyeing Sen. John Cornyn’s seat and think they have a chance to carry the state in the presidential race.

The coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 18,000 Texans spurred unprecedented early voting in the state, with nearly 10 million casting their ballots before Election Day. That surpassed the total number of votes from the 2016 general election.

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