Doggett has been in similar situation
last week — could lead to changing his district yet again.
Henson noted that Doggett has been in a similar situation before. In the 2003 redistricting, Doggett’s district was stretched south to Laredo in an attempt by Texas Republicans to draw a district that he couldn’t win. It didn’t work then, and the district was later restored to its Travis County-centered configuration.
Doggett has represented Congressional District 25 for the past several years, but the Legislature redrew it into a Republican district in 2011. Doggett reacted by running – and winning — in the new District 35, which runs from San Antonio to Austin.
The congressional and legislative districts used in this year’s elections were temporary maps drawn by panel of federal judges in San Antonio. The maps were designed