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Texas congressional chairs rally to save their gavels

U.S. Republican Reps. from the Texas delegation (l-r) Top row: Michael McCaul, Mike Conaway, Kevin Brady; Center: Mac Thornberry; Bottom row: Lamar Smith, Pete Sessions and Jeb Hensarling.
U.S. Republican Reps. from the Texas delegation (l-r) Top row: Michael McCaul, Mike Conaway, Kevin Brady; Center: Mac Thornberry; Bottom row: Lamar Smith, Pete Sessions and Jeb Hensarling.

Thanks to two years of heavy fundraising, Texas's seven House chairmen are key players in the GOP effort to hold on to control of the lower chamber amid fears Donald Trump could hurt down-ballot Republicans across the country.