Cook Political Report

Texas Special Election District Considered a ‘Toss-Up’

The special election in Texas’s Thirty-fourth Congressional District, slated to happen on June 14 to fill the vacant House seat left by U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela’s (D-TX) retirement, is rated as a “toss-up” by the Cook Political Report, meaning the race could go either to the Democrat or the Republican.

LIPAN, TX - NOVEMBER 4: Ottis Turner waits at the sign-in table before voting at the Lipan Community Center on Election Day on November 4, 2008 in Lipan, Texas. After nearly two years of presidential campaigning, U.S. citizens go to the polls tonight to vote in the election between Democratic …