For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts.
Mary Duty, the chairwoman of the McLennan County Democratic Party, said her team has spent the last year spreading the word about these candidates and what they can do for the Lone Star State.
They hosted a watch party at Barnett's Public House in Waco for election night. Several dozens showed up to watch the results roll in together.
"We've had a chance to watch numbers come in from all over the state and we're very encouraged by the competition," Duty said. "Lots of qualified people have come up, over 1,200 people stepped up to the plate and said 'I'll run'."
Duty added that voter engagement for the Democratic Party is also through the roof locally and across the state.
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