John Whitmire defeats Sheila Jackson Lee in Houston mayoral runoff election

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2023
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Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, a Democrat, defeated Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) in a runoff election Saturday to become the next mayor of Houston. The Associated Press called the race in Whitmire’s favor at 7:23 p.m. local time, not even half an hour after the polls closed. Almost two-thirds of mail-in ballots and early votes were for Whitmire, the Texas Tribune reported. SOCIAL SECURITY UPDATE: FIRST ROUND OF DIRECT PAYMENTS WORTH UP TO $4,555 ARRIVES IN FOUR DAYS Whitmire is the Texas Senate’s most senior member, having represented Houston...

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