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Texas Politics

The high stakes battle for the Texas House

Mark P. Jones

The high stakes battle for the Texas House.

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 as well as increase the odds of the GOP retaking control of the U.S. House during the next decade.

Click this page for the first of a half dozen of periodic 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.