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High stakes battle for the Texas House

Political science fellow Mark Jones gives the Democrats a 1 in 3 — or 2 in 5 — chance of flipping Texas' lower chamber; Republicans will retain a Senate majority, he says. Democrats made solid inroads in 2018 by flipping 12 state House seats. Read more at the Dallas Observer

Texas Democrats’ only hope of having some direct or indirect impact on the 2021 redistricting process is to take control of the Texas House. By the same token, if the Texas GOP can retain its House majority, it will be able to draw tailor-made legislative districts that will increase its prospects of retaining control of the Texas Senate and House during the next decade.

Click here for Jones' latest ratings of the Texas House seats deemed to be competitive in terms of the ability of a candidate from either party to win in November 2020.