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A Bernie Democrat Will Again Try to Flip Texas’ 10th District

Progressive Mike Siegel is back for a rematch after coming within a few points of longtime incumbent Michael McCaul in 2018.
Siegel and McCaul.

Siegel and McCaul.

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Texas’ 10th Congressional District wraps around the northern fringes of Austin, sweeps through the small-town headquarters of Blue Bell ice cream and farm country, and reaches across the western suburbs of Houston. Since 2004 the district has voted eight times to send Republican Michael McCaul to the House of Representatives.

But the district is changing as the Austin and Houston areas grow, and its deep red politics are showing a purple tinge. McCaul faces a tough fight this November from Democrat Mike Siegel, a progressive who supports “Medicare for All” and was endorsed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.