Despite Well-Funded Challenger, Kay Granger Holds On To Congressional Seat

Granger won 60% of Republican primary votes in the North Texas contest.

By Christopher ConnelyMarch 4, 2020 10:41 am, , ,

From KERA:

Republican Congresswoman Kay Granger declared victory Tuesday night over challenger Chris Putnam in the Texas 12th Congressional District primary. She had nearly 60% of votes at the end of the evening.

Granger has been an institution in North Texas politics for decades, first as Fort Worth’s mayor in the 1990s and then as the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House. After more than two decades in office, she’s the top Republican on the House budget-writing committee, which makes her one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress.


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