NPR logo Better Dead than Red (or Democrat)

Better Dead than Red (or Democrat)

Something like this seems to happen in every election:

HOUSTON (AP) — Republican state Rep. Glenda Dawson is dead, but she's not gone.
She easily defeated her living Democratic opponent Tuesday night, two months after dying from a brief illness.
Dawson's campaign ensured the traditionally GOP 29th District would stay that way after her September death, handing out yard signs, printed fliers listing Dawson's accomplishments and sent out letters to voters.
Dawson beat Democratic challenger Anthony A. Dinovo of Pearland with more than 60 percent of the vote.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.