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2010: Swept Away?

In what's becoming an increasingly obvious Republican sweep in the Texas House, 22 Democratic incumbents are behind in their races.

Rep. Carol Kent, D-Dallas, and Rep. Robert Miklos, D-Mesquite

In what's becoming an increasingly obvious Republican sweep in the Texas House, 22 Democratic incumbents are behind in their races.

Both incumbents in traditionally Democratic districts and so-called WD-40s — Democrats holding office in districts considered Republican — are losing their foothold.  In the WD-40 realm, Reps. Stephen Frost, Mark Homer, Jim McReynolds, and Joe Heflin are all struggling to keep up with their opponents; some are losing handily.

First term Democrats like Reps. Chris Turner, Robert Miklos, Carol Kent and Kristi Thibaut are also down at the polls — some way down, others hanging by a thread. 

Meanwhile, the three Republican lawmakers who faced election-time scandals — Charles "Doc" Anderson, Linda Harper-Brown and Joe Driver — all are ahead by substantial margins.

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