Texas Republicans in Congress bolting for the exits
Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:12 AM
GOP rats leaving a sinking ship they helped to demographically scuttle!
Texodus: Why are Texas Republicans in Congress bolting for the exits, and what does it mean for 2020?
" WASHINGTON - Four rapid-fire retirement announcements by Texas Republicans in Congress have prompted fresh soul-searching for a political party that's seeing its decades-long dominance in the Lone Star State start to teeter.
While it's not that unusual for some lawmakers to hit the exits in any given election cycle, the "Texodus" label proffered these days by opportunistic Democrats may have some warrant.
Decisions of late by Rep. Kenny Marchant of Coppell, Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio, Rep. Mike Conaway of Midland and Rep. Pete Olson of Sugar Land to not seek reelection next year come in the wake of five Texas Republicans last year also choosing to retire from Congress.
The obvious question: Why?
No one reason explains it all. But looming large is the fact that Texas' demographics continue to shift, particularly in the suburbs; that the GOP faces long odds to win back the House; and that President Donald Trump's reelection bid, for good or ill, is going to set the tone in 2020. "
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Posted 12 August 2019 - 09:20 PM
Most of them barely won their last election and the ball is rolling away from Trump and his supporters despite their Byzantine gerrymandering. Ya gotta know when to fold and walk away from the table.
Edited by Mandrake, 12 August 2019 - 09:22 PM.
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