Election results as of the time of publishing placed Crenshaw over ten points above his opponent in a district that was targeted by Democrats this year.
“We always knew this fight would be an uphill battle, but as a woman, an immigrant, and a cancer survivor, I’ve been defying the odds my whole life. Tonight, however, we came up short,” said Ladjevardian. “I want to start by congratulating the congressman in his reelection. Clearly Dan and I disagree for the path forward, but I do hope he will succeed and represent the community.”
“Thank you TX-2,” said Crenshaw. “It’s been an honor to represent you and an honor to continue representing you.”
Crenshaw has risen to prominence within the Republican party since his election to Congress in 2018.
According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), out of all members in the U.S. House of Representatives, Crenshaw raised the sixth-highest amount of campaign funds in the past two years.
Although other congressional GOP incumbents in competitive Texas districts struggled to outraise their opponents in the months leading up to Tuesday’s election, Crenshaw was a notable exception.
Ladjevardian’s notable haul of $1.4 million in the third quarter was vastly outsized by Crenshaw’s receipts totaling $5.6 million.
Other election results in competitive Texas races can be found on The Texan’s election night tracker.
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Daniel Friend is a reporter for The Texan. He participated in a Great Books program at Azusa Pacific University and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. He has studied C.S. Lewis’s science fiction trilogy and in his spare time you might find him writing his own novel partly inspired by the series.