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Democratic Texas State Senator John Whitmire defeated Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to win the nonpartisan election for Houston's mayor.
Houston, the fourth largest U.S. city, will have a runoff election between longtime Democratic State Senator John Whitmire and Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Harris County, which includes Houston, has more than 4.7 million people. Many of the voting rights innovations installed last year are at risk of being eliminated by the Republican-led legislature.