Retired SEAL Dan Crenshaw Clinches Victory in Texas

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Former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw defeated his Democratic challenger in Texas’s 2nd Congressional District Tuesday night, replacing the district’s retiring six-term Republican Rep. Ted Poe.

Crenshaw was projected the winner just after 11 p.m. The first-time congressional candidate clinched 53 percent of the vote over Todd Litton’s 45 percent with over half of precincts reporting.

Crenshaw served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he lost his right eye after encountering an improvised explosive device in the deadly Helmand province. He made headlines over the weekend after Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson disparaged the eye patch worn over his battle wound.

At 34 years old, Crenshaw will be among the youngest members of Congress. He told the Washington Free Beacon in May that he hoped to further President Trump’s agenda upon winning the Texas seat.

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