Name that district: Texas’ 35th district

Texas Republicans passed an ambitious new congressional map earlier this year that drew Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) into a very Republican district and made two of the state’s four new districts into solidly GOP ones.

The result of this redistricting maneuver is some pretty interestingly shaped districts — and fodder for our new semi-regular “Name that district” contest.

(Texas Legislative Council)

This week, we ask you to take a look at the new 35th district of Texas, which stretches (emphasis on stretches) from San Antonio to Austin and is one of two new districts with a Democratic lean.

Doggett himself is spurning his old 25th district to run in this one, and he is joined in the primary by Democratic state Rep. Joaquin Castro, a rising star in his party.

Doggett has joked about having to “live in a Winnebago” to win the new district. The good news for him is that almost all of this district runs along Interstate 35 — nearly 100 miles long, even though at certain points it’s only a few miles wide.

What does it look like to you? The comments section awaits...

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.


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