In Texas, the GOP could be on shaky ground in 2018

Feb 24, 2017

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Texas was one of the few bright spots for Democrats in last year’s election, notes The Texas Tribune.

Though the GOP retained a safe hold of the state in a year where the nation trended red, Texas was shown to be moving in a decidedly blue direction. And that trend appears to be continuing, if new election data is to be believed.

Last year, Hillary Clinton won two Texas congressional districts that have traditionally gone Republican. Next year Democrats are hoping to oust the Republican representatives in those districts, Pete Sessions and John Culberson.

Meanwhile in the State Legislature, three Republican state senators appear to be on dangerous ground if a blue wave is brewing.

And in the State House of Representatives, there are 10 Republican legislators representing districts that Clinton won. They’re all up for re-election in 2018.