The Texas 11th has a Democrat in the Race. Dr. Brad Vincent of Snyder Texas has unofficially entered the race against Republican Mike Conaway.
Vincent is a dedicated educator who has spent his life working for Texas students and their families, and his issues seem right in line with the Midland based district.
Conaway was elected entirely because of DeLay and Craddick's redistricting scheme. The same redistricting plan that was overturned by the US Supreme Court during the last election cycle.
His first run for elective office came in 2003, when he ran in a special election for the 19th Congressional District, which came open after 18-year Republican incumbent Larry Combest stepped down shortly after winning a 10th term. Conaway lost by 587 votes to fellow Republican Randy Neugebauer. A few months later, the Texas Legislature redrew the state's districts in an effort engineered by then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Three brand-new districts were created, one of them being the 11th, which was based in Midland.
Check out Dr. Vincent's website for more information. We will keep our eyes on the race as it develops.