The Latest: Houston lawyer enters runoff for key House seat

Fletcher moved on Tuesday night to the runoff. Her opponent was not immediately clear as votes were still being counted.

Culberson’s district is a key target for national Democrats trying to win back the U.S. House in November. In a sign of its importance, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took the unusual step of slamming one of Fletcher’s opponents, Laura Moser. A DCCC spokeswoman accused Moser of previously expressing "outright disgust for life in Texas," in hopes of driving voters to others running in the primary.

The race to replace a Texas congressman who’s not seeking re-election amid allegations of sexual harassment is headed to a primary runoff.

Republicans Bech Bruun and Michael Cloud advanced Tuesday from a five-candidate field in the South Texas congressional district that currently represented by U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold.

Farenthold announced in December he wouldn’t seek re-election amid pressure from fellow Republicans. He did so while denying 3-year-old accusations that he’d subjected a former aide to sexually suggestive comments.

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