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The Texas Weekly Hotlist

Congressional and legislative primary races, ranked by competitive heat.

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Our election year hotlist is back — a bit unruly in a redistricting year with a lot of contested races on the primary ballots. And you'll notice the tilt toward Republican primaries. That's how the maps were drawn. 

This works like it always has: We lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking districts by the threat to each incumbent, to the incumbent party, or just by the level of interest in and heat generated by a particular race, then assigning each group a garish color.

Yellow means there's trouble on the sidewalk.

Orange is trouble on the front porch.

Red is trouble walking in the door.

Incumbents' are indicated with this: (i). A printable version is attached as a .pdf file.

This is certainly and intentionally subject to argument, and we'll revise and adjust each week, based on interviews, our reporting, and your feedback through the May 29 primary. Let us know what you think.



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