Rep. Lizzie Fletcher wins 2nd term in Texas' District 7 race

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATE: In the interview above, ABC13's Marla Carter spoke with U.S. Rep Lizzie Fletcher of the state's 7th congressional district.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The battle for Texas' 7th Congressional District pushed into late Tuesday night, but Democratic incumbent Rep. Lizzie Fletcher won re-election.

Fletcher won the right to a second term over GOP challenger Wesley Hunt.

Wednesday morning, Hunt shared that he was humbled by the support he received and that he called Fletcher to congratulate her.

"This campaign was powered by the countless hours of hard work from our fantastic volunteers," Hunt began in a Twitter thread. "I called Congresswoman Fletcher this morning to congratulate her and wish her luck in the next term representing the 7th Congressional District."

"Winning the Republican nomination in this district was among the greatest honors in my life," he continued.

The TX-7 seat was held by Republicans for five decades before Fletcher's upset win in 2018 over Congressman John Culberson, who had served for nine terms.

Because of the 2018 shakeup, the TX-7 campaign has seen a huge amount of advertising dollars.

The district starts on Houston's west side, covering West University Place, Bellaire and River Oaks. It also includes a thin stretch bounded by I-10 and Westheimer Road, Cypress and Jersey Village.

Fletcher is a native Houstonian known for her moderate voting record.

Hunt is a West Point grad and Army veteran, and like Fletcher, is a native Houstonian.

Hunt was notably endorsed by President Donald Trump during the primary election.

WATCH: Catching up with TX 7th district Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

WATCH: Meet Wesley Hunt, candidate for TX 7th congressional district