Pete Sessions was the 1994 Republican nominee for 5th U.S. House District. He lost by 2,400 votes to incumbent Democratic Rep. John Bryant. It was the closest race in Texas that year and the tenth closest in the country.
Sessions was elected to the U.S. House in 1996, defeating Democrat John Pouland with 47 percent of the vote. Sessions was re-elected in 1998, defeating Democrat Victor Morales with 56 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 2000 with 54 percent of the vote.
In 2002, he ran in the 32nd district. He won with 68 percent of the vote.