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Texas 2020 Elections

Analysis: In 2020’s Texas legislative elections, competition is tricky business

Special interest groups and their lobbyists don't like to campaign against incumbent legislators, for fear they'll suffer if those incumbents return for another session. That "friendly incumbent" policy has spread to lawmakers themselves.

The Texas House of Representatives chamber on Nov. 20, 2018.

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