Electrician David Smalling wins GOP nomination for District 35


5:25 p.m. Wednesday update: With 53 percent of support, electrician David Smalling beat out cattle rancher Sherrill “SK” Alexander for the Republican nomination to Texas’ 35th congressional district, which runs from San Antonio to Travis County, snaking up Interstate 35 into East Austin and Lockhart.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

12:20 a.m. update: David Smalling, an electrician, will get his chance to unseat U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett in November after winning the Republican primary for Texas’ 35th congressional district.

The Associated Press called the race just before 11:30 p.m. with 92.5 percent of precincts reporting. Smalling garnered 52.8 percent, while opponent Sherill “SK” Alexander received 47.2 percent.

Doggett was unopposed in the Democratic primary. He has held the seat since he was redistricted into District 35 in 2012. He is seeking his 13th term in Congress to represent a district that runs from San Antonio to Travis County, snaking up Interstate 35 into East Austin and Lockhart.

Earlier: With the first bit of results in, electrician David Smalling has a narrow lead over cattle rancher Sherill “SK” Alexander in the Republican primary for Texas’ 35th District of the U.S. Congress.

So far, 3,814 votes have been counted in the district, which runs from San Antonio to Travis County snaking up Interstate 35 into East Austin and Lockhart. Smalling has 52.7 percent of the vote to Alexander’s 47.3 percent.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett is unopposed in the Democratic primary. He has held the seat since he was redistricted into District 35 in 2012. He is seeking his 13th term in Congress.



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