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Thornberry Sent Back to Washington for Thirteenth Term

Mac Thornberry is going back to Washington.

On Tuesday night, voters in Texas’ 13th Congressional District re-elected Thornberry, a Republican, for his thirteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thornberry topped Navy veteran Greg Sagan, a Democrat, and parole officer Calvin DeWeese, a Libertarian, winning 81 percent of the vote. Sagan and DeWeese won 17 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

The race marked the first time Thornberry has faced a Democratic challenger since 2014, when he defeated Democrat Mike Minter, and nominees from the Libertarian and Green Parties. Thornberry won 84 percent of the vote in that contest.

Thornberry has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995. He will return in January for another two year term, and will be up for re-election in 2020.

Thornberry  Photo by Speaker’s Office


Photo by Speaker’s Office

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