Election Countdown: Texas’ 19th Congressional Race

Election Countdown: Texas’ 19th Congressional Race

October 20, 2020

Race: Texas 19th Congressional District

Key Cities: Lubbock and Abilene

Matchup: Republican/Incumbent Jodey Arrington vs. Democrat Tom Watson

The Race:

Texas’ 19th district covers the western portion of the state and includes Lubbock and Abilene. The incumbent is Representative Jodey Arrington (R), who was first elected in 2016 and is running against Tom Watson (D).

Rep. Arrington voted no to both H.R. 205 which extends the ban of offshore drilling in the U.S. and H.R. 1146 which banned the exploration of oil fields in Alaska. It’s clear that Rep. Arrington has his constituents in energy-heavy Texas at the front of his mind from his voting record and advocacy on behalf of the industry.


The Cook Political Report has ranked the district at R+27 so it’s seen as solid Republican. This score made Texas’ 19th Congressional District the 12th most Republican nationally.