October 21, 2020      5:01 PM
Bringing their most firepower yet, Democrats look to unseat Rep. Sarah Davis while she stays positive in reelection bid
There's been a mountain of stinging mail pieces coupled with negative TV ads from challenger Ann Johnson backed up by national third-party groups; Rep. Davis has no plans to return fire in the Houston district with a legendary independent streak
WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE –
After a decade in the Texas House of Representatives as a rank
and file member and part of leadership under former Speaker Joe Straus, Rep.
Sarah Davis faces what may be her most serious challenge yet in
Democratic former prosecutor Ann Johnson. Johnson has in recent weeks,
with the help of well-funded outside groups, stepped up attacks against the
Republican incumbent on an issue dominating many campaigns across the state but
felt even more acutely in the home of the Texas Medical Center:
Health care. Specifically, protections for preexisting conditions.
With the minority party in
position to potentially win a majority in the House next month, traditionally
Democratic-allied organizations are all pulling in the same direction in
competitive races across Texas.
But not here.
By Scott Braddock