Rep. Bill Flores wins Texas's 17th Congressional District seat

Rep. Bill Flores, a Republican, has won another term representing Texas' 17th Congressional District, beating Rick Kennedy, a Democrat.

With all precincts reporting, Flores has 56.8 percent of the vote, followed by Kennedy with 41.3 percent.

Flores has represented the district in the House since 2011.

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 President Trump, a Republican, in 2016 by a margin of 17.3 points. Trump 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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