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Republicans see a silver lining in retirements of Texas GOP congressmen. Democrats do, too.

GOP leaders admit U.S. Rep. Will Hurd's retirement announcement was a blow to the party. But they're optimistic that the increasing number of open seats will be a good thing. Democrats eager to take those districts call that spin.

Candidate Will Hurd in San Antonio on Nov. 8, 2016

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