**Editor’s Note: Since this article went live, the Texas House formally elected Dade Phelan as Speaker of the House.**
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Texas House District 108 includes a northern portion of Dallas, including Highland Park and University Park.
For the last two years, the most fiercely fought contest in Texas politics has been the Democrats’ effort to take control of the Texas House. Buoyed by flipping 12 seats to their column in 2018 and believing they could ride a demographic wave to increased power, Democrats and their PACs spent tens of millions of dollars in this effort.