TEXAS – The midterm elections featured a record number of women on the ballot, and Texas was no exception.
Texas elected its first Hispanic women to Congress representing Houston and El Paso. State Senator Sylvia Garcia won a heavily Hispanic district in Houston, replacing retiring Democratic candidate Gene Green.
Former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar was elected to replace Democratic representative Beto O'Rourke.
Texas has the nation's second-largest Hispanic population behind California, but has never elected a Latina representative to either congressional chamber before.