SD21: Frank Pomeroy, pastor of the Sutherland Springs church where a 2017 mass shooting occurred, announced he would challenge Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) as a Republican. He made the announcement following his church’s Sunday service. We previously reported he established a campaign committee for the race.
SD21 has grown less reliably Democratic over the past two decades but remained 13 points bluer than the state as a whole in 2018. The average statewide Democratic candidate has fared no worse than 56% of the vote, measured head-to-head against the average Republican, since 2002. Zaffirini received 68% of the vote in the 2012 general election, which was the last time she faced a Republican candidate.
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