Congressman Dan Crenshaw is being challenged by progressive Sima Ladjevardian in Texas [AFP/Sima Ladjevardian campaign]
A congressional race between staunchly conservative House Republican Dan Crenshaw and Iranian American progressive Sima Ladjevardian has garnered national attention while encapsulating the shifting Demographics in the one-time Republican bastion of Texas.
Crenshaw and Ladjevardian are competing to represent the state’s second congressional district, which includes parts of northern and western Houston.
Both have earned their party’s bonafides in recent years.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL and purple heart recipient, has become a solid Trump surrogate and rising star who was given a prime-time slot at this year’s Republican National Convention.
Ladjevardian was a key adviser to Beto O’Rourke during his expectation-defying attempt to defeat Republican Senator Ted Cruz