John Whitmire defeats Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in Houston mayor’s race

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2023
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Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, a Democrat, was projected to win the Houston mayoral race, beating out a fellow Democrat in a runoff to represent one of the most populous cities in the country. Whitmire was up against Democratic U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for the mayor’s seat after the race slipped into a runoff following the Nov. 7 general election. The state senator was the leader in November, but neither he nor Jackson Lee got the majority needed to clinch the general: Whitmire won 43 percent, while Jackson Lee...

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