Veronica Escobar wins Texas's 16th Congressional District seat

Democrat Veronica Escobar has beaten Rick Seeberger, a Republican, in the race for the House seat representing Texas' 16th Congressional District, currently held by Democrat Beto O'Rourke.

With all precincts reporting, Escobar has 68.5 percent of the vote, followed by Seeberger with 27 percent.

O'Rourke has represented the district in the House since 2013.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress. All of Texas's House seats have been decided; two switched hands, all going to Democrats.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 40.3 points. President Trump, a Republican, won Texas by nine points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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