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Texas's 19th congressional district
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Current Representative Randy Neugebauer (R)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $31,575
Ethnicity 77.2% White, 5.5% Black, 0.8% Asian, 29.0% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+26

Texas' Nineteenth Congressional District of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the upper midwestern portion of the state of Texas The district includes portions of the State from Lubbock to Abilene. The current Representative from the 19th District is Republican Randy Neugebauer.

District 19's current boundaries were drawn up during the controversial 2003 Texas State Legislature Redistricting made famous by the so-called Texas Eleven. The district was redrawn in such a way that two Congressional incumbents, Neugebauer and Democrat Charlie Stenholm, were pitted against one another in the 2004 Congressional elections. Neugebauer won with over 58% of the vote.

Geography

The district is at an awkward position, as the result of the 2003 Texas State Redistricting. The border runs along the western boundary with New Mexico, and runs along county borders to include far reaching cities. The area is predominantly rural, with the exceptions of Abilene and Lubbock, and includes many state parks, ranches, and farms.

Election results

US House election, 2006: Texas District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Neugebauer 92,811 68 +9.6
Democratic Robert Ricketts 40,853 30 -10.0
Libertarian Fred Jones 3,300 2 +.5
Majority 48,558 38.0
Turnout 136,964
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2004: Texas District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Neugebauer 136,459 58.4 -33.2
Democratic Charles Stenholm 93,531 40.0 +40.0
Libertarian Richard Peterson 3,524 1.5 +6.9
Majority 42,928 18.4
Turnout 233,514
Republican hold Swing -36.6

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