Texas' 21st Congressional District Race Is More Competitive Than It's Been In Decades11:07
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U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith's seat in Texas' 21st Congressional District is open for the first time in decades. Here, Smith is joined by fellow congressmen during a news conference about immigration reform at the US Capitol May 8, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith's seat in Texas' 21st Congressional District is open for the first time in decades. Here, Smith is joined by fellow congressmen during a news conference about immigration reform at the US Capitol May 8, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

This story was reported on our election road trip to states across the country ahead of the 2018 midterms. Check out all of our election coverage.


There are six competitive House races in Texas in the November midterms, including one in the state's 21st Congressional District, which includes a large portion of Austin and areas north of San Antonio.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson looks at who is running to replace Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, who's retiring after three decades in the seat, and what voters are saying.

This segment aired on August 21, 2018.

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