A half-dozen members of the Texas congressional delegation have already given up their seats — and the elections haven't even started yet. This cycle could see more changes than a redistricting year, when disruption is the norm.
Republicans in Congress have four issues on their agenda ahead of the August recess, but investigations into Russian cyberattacks could derail them all. Texans are well-positioned to potentially play key roles on all of those issues.
Donald Trump’s decision to name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence his running mate could increase enthusiasm for the Republican ticket from at least one member of the Texas congressional delegation — U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Dallas.
As Republican campaign operatives raise concerns that the party could lose U.S. House seats with Donald Trump as its standard-bearer, Texas Republicans are funding efforts to shore up vulnerable incumbents around the country.