A freshman GOP congressman is being challenged in a red Texas district by a well-known Democrat and media darling.
Rep. Chip Roy, who represents the 21st District, took office in January and has drawn several opponents. The most well-recognized name is Wendy Davis, the former state senator who was lauded by national media in 2013 when she held a filibuster to block a pro-life senate bill.
Cathie Adams, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, tells OneNewsNow there couldn't be a clearer distinction between the two candidates.
“He is a man so full of integrity,” she says of Roy. “The man has overcome cancer. He has overcome the liberals on every front.”
Roy, who was diagnosed by Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, has worked for Sen. John Cornyn and served as chief of staff to Sen. Ted Cruz. He is a Freedom Caucus member in the House.
Davis, Adams says, is a person of the “lowest character” and thus the choice between the congressman and Davis is an “easy vote” for 21st District voters.
Davis used her national exposure in 2013 to run for governor, losing to Greg Abbott by 20 percentage points. But she has enjoyed considerable campaign contributions and outraised Roy according to October finance documents.
Adams says Davis is being flooded with out-of-state liberal support and Roy must counter her sizeable war chest.