Texas Republicans were still processing the retirements of Reps. Pete Olson and Mike Conaway, when a much bigger bombshell dropped: Rep. Will Hurd, the only black GOP House member and the only remaining Republican to represent a Mexican border district, announced he would not seek re-election.
All of this, wrote Cook Political Report House editor Dave Wasserman, puts the focus on other Texas Republicans who only won their races narrowly in 2018 — and raises the possibility of an electoral bloodbath for the GOP in the Lone Star State:
@CookPolitical Texodus? After Olson & Hurd, attention shifts to GOP Reps. Mike McCaul in #TX10, Kenny Marchant in… https://t.co/fvDJY9aDSK— Dave Wasserman (@Dave Wasserman)1564706819.0
@CookPolitical Hurd is one of just 3 remaining House Rs in districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016, the House's on… https://t.co/cCKEL9pA18— Dave Wasserman (@Dave Wasserman)1564708271.0