Collin Allred defeats Rep. Pete Sessions for U.S. House District 32 seat

Democratic candidate Colin Allred defeated longtime incumbent GOP Rep. Pete Sessions on Tuesday night, flipping a U.S. House seat in the Dallas-area.

District 32 includes parts of North Dallas, the Park Cities, Richardson, Garland and Wylie. Sessions had represented the district since winning in 2002, but the district voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 -- making it a top target for Democrats in 2018.

Allred's win makes it the first time a minority candidate won in a non-minority majority district in Texas.

"This win is also a message to Washington... that we are ready for real leadership. We are ready for fresh ideas. We are ready for real change. I am willing to work with anybody, with any political ideology, if they are willing to work with North Texas," Allred said, during a victory speech Tuesday night.

Sessions met with voters in Highland Park on Tuesday at Armstrong Elementary School, an official polling location. He warned of changing demographics in the district during an interview before polls closed.

"Dallas is at a stress-test perspective. What are we going to look like knowing that many of the people that have come here come from California? Many of the people that are spending their money here on the ads are from California,” Sessions said. “And so the question is are we going to look like Los Angeles and San Francisco? That's a big question and is openly brought up by people in this community.”

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