Our exploration of straight-ticket voting trends in competitive or potentially competitive districts turns at long last to CD23, the state’s lone competitive congressional district and one of only a handful of swing districts nationally. CD23 sprawls across 29 counties in two time zones from El Paso to San Antonio, including some of the reddest and bluest portions of the state.

CD23 has sent a different representative to Congress each of the last four election cycles, two Republicans and two Democrats. Only former U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-San Antonio) has won a re-election race – just one – since former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-San Antonio) won his final term in 2004.

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