Republican Wesley Hunt wins election to U.S. House in Texas' 38th Congressional District

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- Republican Wesley Hunt is the projected winner of Texas' newly created 38th district, defeating Democrat Duncan Klussmann.

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Election Night's results showed Hunt with 64% of the votes, and Klussmann with 35%.

The 38th district was among the new districts that came as a result of the latest census data. The district is in the west and northern Harris County, which will likely be safe Republican territory.

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Hunt ran for congress in 2020 against District 7 incumbent Lizzie Fletcher and lost in a narrow contest. This year, he was the prohibitive favorite.

"This is going to be a pretty strong Republican district, and it falls right in line with who I am," Hunt told ABC13's Tom Abrahams in a September interview. "We ran last time, came short. We don't quit. Get right back on the horse and run again, and I think our hard work for the last four years has really paid off."