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United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2016

 

United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2016

United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2016

November 8, 2016 (2016-11-08)

All 36 Texas seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 25 11

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas will be held on November 8, 2016, to elect the 36 U.S. Representatives from the State of Texas, one from each of the state's 36 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

Contents

  • District 3 1
  • District 6 2
  • District 15 3
  • District 19 4
  • District 23 5
  • District 27 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

District 3

The incumbent is Republican Sam Johnson, who has represented the district since 1991. He was re-elected with 82% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of R+17.

State Representative Scott Turner is a potential Republican candidate, should Johnson retire.[1]

District 6

The incumbent is Republican Joe Barton, who has represented the district since 1985. He was re-elected in 2014 with 61% of the vote and the district has a PVI of R+11.

Software engineer David Cozad, who was the Democratic nominee in 2010 and 2014, is running again.[2]

District 15

The incumbent is Democrat Rubén Hinojosa, who has represented the district since 1997. He was re-elected in 2014 with 54% of the vote and the district has a PVI of D+5.

Paul Williams, a police officer and Iraq War veteran, is challenging Hinojosa for the Democratic nomination.[3]

Former Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal is running as a Republican.[4]

District 19

The incumbent is Republican Randy Neugebauer, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected in 2014 with 77% of the vote and the district has a PVI of R+26.

Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson said in January 2015 that he may run against Neugebauer in the Republican primary, citing unhappiness with what he said ws Neugebauer's failure to do more to help the cotton industry.[5] In March, Robertson said that he would not run for Congress, instead seeking re-election as Mayor.[6]

District 23

The incumbent is Republican Will Hurd, who has represented the district since 2015. He was elected in 2014, defeating Democratic incumbent Pete Gallego with 50% of the vote. The district has a PVI of R+3.

Gallego is running again.[7]

District 27

The incumbent is Republican Blake Farenthold, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected in 2014 with 64% of the vote and the district has a PVI of R+13.

John Harrington, president and founder of firearms retailer Shield Tactical, announced a primary challenge of Farenthold in May 2015.[8] The Texas Tribune reported that Harrington had the capacity to self-fund a race.[9] In August 2015 he announced that he was withdrawing because of lingering effects of a motorcycle crash.[10]

Former State Representative Solomon Ortiz, Jr. is considering running for the Democratic nomination.[11] Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez has announced that she will not run.[11]

References

  1. ^ "San Antonio Republican Joe Straus re-elected speaker with all El Paso votes". El Paso Times. January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ Recio, Maria; Tinsley, Anna M. (March 7, 2015). "PoliTex: Kay Granger chooses work over recognition".  
  3. ^ Zazueta-Castro, Lorenzo (April 7, 2015). "Mission cop to challenge Hinojosa in 2016 U.S. Rep. race".  
  4. ^ Hernandez, Kristian (April 12, 2015). "Former Rio Grande City mayor to run for Congress".  
  5. ^ "Lubbock mayor considering bid for 19th congressional seat". KCBD. January 26, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Robertson not running for Congress; will seek another term as mayor". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. March 3, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ Livingston, Abby (April 2, 2015). "Gallego to Seek Rematch With U.S. Rep. Hurd".  
  8. ^ Stakes, Justin (May 8, 2015). "Shield Tactical’s John W. Harrington is Running for Congress". Ammoland. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ Livingston, Abby (June 21, 2015). "3 Texas Congressmen Anticipating Tea Party Challengers".  
  10. ^ "US Congressional candidate from Shiner withdraws".  
  11. ^ a b Livingston, Abby (March 27, 2015). "Former Congressman's Son Mulls Challenging Farenthold".  

External links

  • U.S. House elections in Texas, 2016 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
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