Doggett has been in sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion


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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

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