The War Room

State Races

Senate District 19

Current: Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Pete Flores (R)* $1,331,838.93 $1,492,851.41 $0.00 $134,252.77
Roland Gutierrez (D) $175,530.40 $260,460.05 $0.00 $237,753.95
Jo-Anne Valdivia (L) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Background

Incumbent Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) won the 2018 special election over Democrat Pete Gallego. The seat was vacated by former Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) who was indicted for operating a Ponzi scheme. After a primary runoff, Democrats nominated state Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) to face Flores in the general election. Flores is the first Republican to hold that seat since Reconstruction.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 45

Current: Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Erin Zwiener (D)* $334,928.25 $730,721.66 $0.00 $197,396.59
Carrie Isaac (R) $186,519.24 $1,056,040.34 $0.00 $76,080.94

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

The district in Hays and Blanco counties between Austin and San Antonio, has been held securely by both Republicans and Democrats in the recent past. After Republican Jason Isaac held the seat from 2010-2018 and decided to run for Congress rather than re-election, Democrat Erin Zwiener won the seat by a slight 3.2 percent margin. With a presidential election this year, Republicans are seeking to take back the seat with the nomination of Carrie Isaac, Jason’s wife.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 47

Current: Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Vikki Goodwin (D)* $426,055.53 $412,738.32 $10,000.00 $90,053.18
Justin Berry (R) $199,607.49 $1,229,113.36 $0.00 $140,023.72
Michael Clark (L) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

Incumbent Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin) upset the incumbent GOP representative in 2018 by 5,000 votes. Goodwin will face Austin police officer Justin Berry on the ballot in November. 

Goodwin has the advantage of incumbency but there is no track record to look back on showing the district has turned any shade of blue. She hopes 2018 was not an anomaly but also won’t have the benefit of a high-profile U.S. Senate candidate driving millions of dollars to the suburbs and voters to the polls.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 52

Current: James Talarico (D-Round Rock)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
James Talarico (D)* $265,891.84 $313,093.04 $0.00 $151,887.08
Lucio Valdez (R) $35,239.65 $347,892.99 $0.00 $4,764.67

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

With only one candidate from each party running, the race will be unaffected by the primaries on March 3. The seat may prove to be competitive in the general election, though, as the district is one of the 12 that Democrats flipped in 2018.

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 65

Current: Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Michelle Beckley (D)* $441,504.09 $483,933.39 $0.00 $51,900.16
Kronda Thimesch (R) $167,093.75 $891,291.43 $10,000.00 $152,358.76

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

Michelle Beckley was one of the 12 Democratic candidates in 2018 to flip a seat. In the general election, Beckley will face the Republican nominee, Kronda Thimesch.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 66

Current: Matt Shaheen (R-Plano)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Matt Shaheen (R)* $247,567.70 $864,188.00 $122,000.00 $225,394.00
Sharon Hirsch (D) $380,109.91 $470,984.33 $0.00 $117,182.34
Shawn Jones (L) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

In 2018, Shaheen narrowly edged out Democratic challenger Sharon Hirsch by fewer than 400 votes. This year, he’ll face Hirsch again in the general election.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 92

Current: Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Jeff Cason (R) $257,828.84 $392,535.99 $5,000.00 $108,596.17
Jeff Whitfield (D) $363,145.50 $461,839.15 $19,700.00 $108,248.01
Brody Mulligan (L) $851.67 $246.50 $750.00 $369.20

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Republican.”

Background

With Jonathan Stickland announcing his retirement after holding the seat since 2012, conservatives vied for the chance to replace Stickland’s strong voice within the community and among his conservative base. Jeff Cason led the pack in the March primary and emerged as the GOP nominee with 54 percent of the vote. Cason is well-known in the community and has garnered strong support from a number of grassroots organizations, including Texas Right to Life and Texas Home School Coalition. He also earned an endorsement from Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn.

Democrats nominated Jeff Whitfield in the primary.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 93

Current: Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Matt Krause (R)* $553,160.59 $559,874.42 $0.00 $114,264.49
Lydia Bean (D) $469,935.15 $643,993.52 $0.00 $98,650.60

Polling

This district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Republican.”

Background

Incumbent Matt Krause has represented House District 93 for four terms, beating his Democratic opponent in 2018 by a margin of seven points. After earning her PhD at Harvard and going on to teach at Baylor University, Lydia Bean launched a campaign to challenge the prominent incumbent, advocating for fully funding public schools and Medicaid expansion.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 102

Current: Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Richardson)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Ana-Maria Ramos (D)* $51,620.23 $121,595.95 $310.41 $102,575.18
Linda Koop (R) $92,642.47 $425,145.59 $0.00 $123,698.46

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

In 2018, Ana-Maria Ramos, a Democrat, unseated Republican Rep. Linda Koop from the district. This year, Koop is seeking to take the seat back. Koop received the endorsement of Gov. Greg Abbott during the Republican primary.

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 105

Current: Terry Meza (D-Irving)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Terry Meza (D)* $42,725.44 $44,265.60 $0.00 $71,082.49
Gerson Hernandez (R) $33,755.92 $14,445.20 $0.00 $0.00
Bret Bolton (L) $50.00 $201.09 $0.00 $200.00

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

In 2016, Terry Meza ran against Republican incumbent Rodney Anderson and lost. In 2018, Meza ran against Anderson once again and Democrats regained control of the seat. She won with 55 percent of the vote, and will face off against just one challenger this cycle, Republican Gerson Hernandez.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 108

Current: Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Morgan Meyer (R)* $682,834.47 $701,100.35 $0.00 $212,049.91
Joanna Cattanach (D) $682,988.69 $515,779.37 $0.00 $141,120.83
Ed Rankin (L) $0.00 $867.21 $0.00 $867.21

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Lean Democratic.”

Background

Meyer had one of the thinnest 2018 margins of victory winning re-election by 220 votes. In 2020, he’ll likely face Democratic challenger Joanna Cattanach for a rematch.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 112

Current: Angie Chen Button (R-Richardson)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Angie Chen Button (R)* $803,946.19 $1,514,896.79 $0.00 $415,864.65
Brandy Chambers (D) $867,072.57 $1,035,493.67 $0.00 $134,160.73
Shane Newsom (L) $793.00 $50.00 $0.00 $50.00

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

Angie Chen Button won re-election in 2018 by just over 1,000 votes. This year she will face Democrat Brandy Chambers for a rematch.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 113

Current: Rhetta Bowers (D-Garland)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Rhetta Bowers (D)* $372,770.42 $366,298.72 $0.00 $46,161.99
Will Douglas (R) $390,960.49 $1,313,162.45 $0.00 $140,091.85

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

Rhetta Bowers defeated Republican Jonathan Boos in 2018 with 53 percent of the vote, making House District 113 one of the 12 districts that Democrats gained control of. She’ll face off against one challenger this cycle, Republican Will Douglas.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 114

Current: John Turner (D-Dallas)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
John Turner (D)* $440,303.56 $173,372.79 $7,000.00 $154,439.78
Luisa del Rosal (R) $229,046.01 $438,437.39 $10,000.00 $103,621.15

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

This seat, formerly held by Republican Jason Villalba, was secured by Democrat John Turner in 2018 with 56 percent of the vote. Turner will face Republican Luisa del Rosal this cycle. Rosal, an executive director at Southern Methodist University, has received the endorsement of Governor Abbott.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 115

Current: Julie Johnson (D-Carrollton)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Julie Johnson (D)* $87,403.41 $122,437.69 $0.00 $314,794.00
Karyn Brownlee (R) $50,604.98 $65,233.62 $11,000.00 $48,754.88

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

Freshman representative Julie Johnson (D-Carrollton) became famous after torpedoing the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill by point of order on House-deadline day. But her biggest victory came in 2018, upsetting then-incumbent GOP Rep. Matt Rinaldi by just under 10,000 votes. 

She will face consultant/activist Karyn Brownlee. This was one of the 12 Texas House races that flipped in 2018.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 132

Current: Gina Calanni (D-Katy)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Gina Calanni (D)* $560,592.50 $574,125.88 $0.00 $114,411.89
Mike Schofield (R) $183,508.72 $1,023,307.37 $0.00 $86,982.09

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as a “Toss Up.”

Background

Rep. Calanni (D-Katy) unseated incumbent Republican Mike Schofield. She’ll likely face Schofield again in a rematch this November. While Calanni has outraised Schofield this cycle, he still has a lot of money left over from his past campaigns.

Governor Abbott endorsed Angelica Garcia early on before Schofield decided to jump into the race. Garcia hopes the endorsement, her head start in campaigning, and her solid fundraising haul herself can pull her across the finish line on Super Tuesday for an upset in the primary. 

Calanni won by just over 100 votes in 2018, so Republicans are optimistic this seat can be flipped back in November.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 136

Current: John Bucy (D-Austin)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
John Bucy (D)* $140,993.97 $162,916.63 $46,375.00 $43,234.35
Mike Guevara (R) $10,491.87 $28,539.74 $2,000.00 $7,558.11
Brian Elliott (L) $37.91 $175.00 $0.00 $793.10

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

Bucy likely has one of the easiest paths to re-election of the 12 seats Democrats flipped in 2018. With a significant war chest and a poorly funded GOP opponent, Bucy is set up well to return for the 87th Legislature.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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House District 138

Current: Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Contributions Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Lacey Hull (R) $170,856.67 $1,149,912.36 $0.00 $136,841.32
Akilah Bacy (D)^ $592,233.28 $779,816.60 $0.00 $153,692.83

Polling

The district is rated by Rice University fellow Mark P. Jones as “Lean Democratic.”

Background

With the retirement of Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), who won his last election by only 47 votes, Democrats are aiming to win the district this year with the nomination of Akilah Bacy.

The Republican primary was wrought with some chaos after Democratic candidate Josh Wallenstein questioned the eligibility of Republican Josh Flynn’s candidacy. The Harris County Republican Party determined that Flynn was “not eligible” and Flynn followed up with a lawsuit. But despite the turbulence in the race surrounding Flynn’s eligibility, another Republican, Lacey Hull, emerged as the nominee with 59 percent of the vote in March.

Coverage

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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Federal Races

U.S. Senate

Current: John Cornyn (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
John Cornyn (R)* $5,553,329.81 $1,316,255.42 $0.00 $3,803,468.12
MJ Hegar (D) $5,329,215.09 $3,683,261.75 $0.00 $6,859,972.67
Kerry McKennon (L) $1,467.63 $2,125.00 $0.00 $4,469.20
David Collins (G) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Polling

  • Morning Consult: Conducted Oct. 11-20
    • Cornyn: 46%
    • Hegar: 41%
  • Cygnal: Conducted Oct. 18-19
    • Cornyn: 48.9%
    • Hegar: 40.8%
    • McKennon: 2.8%
    • Collins: 0.6%
    • Undecided: 6.9%
  • Quinnipiac: Conducted Oct. 16-19
    • Cornyn: 49%
    • Hegar: 43%
    • Someone Else: 1%
    • Don’t Know: 7%
  • UT/Texas Tribune: Conducted Sept. 25-Oct. 4
    • Cornyn: 50%
    • Hegar: 42%
    • McKennon: 3%
    • Someone Else: 5%
  • UMass Lowell: Conducted Sept. 18-25
    • Cornyn: 50%
    • Hegar: 40%
    • Another Candidate: 1%
    • Undecided: 9%
  • Quinnipiac: Conducted Sept. 17-21
    • Cornyn: 50%
    • Hegar: 42%
    • Don’t Know: 7%
  • The New York Times/Siena College: Conducted Sept. 16-21
    • Cornyn: 43%
    • Hegar: 37%
    • McKennon: 4%
    • Not Voting: 2%
    • Don’t Know/Refused: 14%
  • CBS News/YouGov: Conducted Sept. 15-18
    • Cornyn: 46%
    • Hegar: 41%
    • Someone else: 3%
    • Unsure: 10%

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 2

Current: Dan Crenshaw (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Dan Crenshaw (R)* $1,526,970.63 $1,433,092.46 $0.00 $3,565,501.98
Sima Ladjevardian (D) $866,128.77 $268,866.77 $50,000.00 $132,020.14
Elliott Scheirman (L) $2,116.83 $295.00 $0.00 $1,692.03

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as “Likely Republican.”

Background

Incumbent Dan Crenshaw has represented Texas’ 2nd District since defeating Democratic candidate Todd Litton in 2018 by a margin of 7 points. The retired U.S. Navy Seal has gained public attention at both the state and federal levels for his stances on border security, immigration reform, and involvement in the local community of Houston.

Sima Ladjevardian, the Democratic nominee, is a Houston attorney and Democratic fundraiser who served as an adviser to for Beto O’Rourke’s bid for the presidency.

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 6

Current: Ron Wright (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Ron Wright (R)* $135,878.50 $70,790.24 $0.00 $172,669.06
Stephen Daniel (D) $150,006.48 $41,540.51 $0.00 $53,759.69
Melanie Black (L) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as “Likely Republican.”

Background

Freshman Congressman Ron Wright won election in 2018 by over seven percent. In 2020, he’ll face attorney Stephen Daniel in the general election. Wright is a former Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector.

Coverage

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Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 7

Current: Lizzie Fletcher (D)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Lizzie Fletcher (D)* $940,165.11 $251,560.58 $0.00 $911,039.34
Wesley Hunt (R) $1,388,433.97 $562,356.78 $0.00 $529,808.19
Shawn Kelly (L) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as “Likely Democratic.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates the district as “Likely Democratic.”

Background

Freshman Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher faces off against GOP challenger Wesley Hunt. Fletcher flipped the seat from red to blue in 2018 but must carve out her own approach in a district that is not a safe blue one. The 7th Congressional District is widely considered one of the foremost energy hubs in the country.

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 10

Current: Michael McCaul (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Michael McCaul (R)* $664,901.00 $181,288.71 $0.00 $686,756.39
Michael Siegel (D) $430,822.46 $380,303.77 $0.00 $234,849.97
Roy Eriksen (L) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Polling

Cook Political Report rates this district as “Lean Republican.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates this district as “Leans Republican.”

Background

District 10 had been a safe Republican seat until 2018 when incumbent Rep. McCaul only amassed 51.1 percent of the vote against Democratic challenger Mike Siegel. Now, McCaul will face Siegel in the general election once again.

This race will serve as a good guage for the shelf-life of the 2018 so-called “Blue Wave.” If the district remains close — or if the Democrats flip the seat — without the kind of money and attention 2018 Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke brought to Texas’ suburbs, then 2018 was more than just an anomaly. If not, and the district trends back toward elections past, then McCaul’s seat will be safe and the “Blue Wave” will be widely considered an anomaly.

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 21

Current: Chip Roy (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Chip Roy (R)* $1,736,867.55 $318,189.37 $0.00 $982,954.95
Wendy Davis (D) $2,281,382.56 $913,058.78 $0.00 $513,325.41
Arthur Dibianca (L) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tommy Wakely (L) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as a “Toss-Up.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates the district as a “Toss-Up.”

Background

Conservative firebrand freshman congressman, Chip Roy, has drawn stiff opposition in former State Senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. Roy won in 2018 over a large primary field of Republicans and then beat the Democratic challenger to replace long-time Rep. Lamar Smith (R). Davis became famous for successfully filibustering a pro-life bill in the Senate. She has outraised Roy in all filing periods since she jumped in. TX-21 is one of the DCCC’s targeted districts across the country.

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 22

Current: Pete Olson (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) $1,364,062.42 $326,983.56 $0.00 $712,231.54
Troy Nehls (R) $386,136.15 $190,769.05 $5,600.00 $164,611.35
Joseph LeBlanc N/A N/A N/A N/A

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as a Toss-Up.

Sabato Crystal Ball rates the district as a Toss-Up.

Background

Rep. Pete Olson’s retirement has provided what many Democrats see as an opportunity to flip the seat. After losing to Olson in 2018 by a margin of less than 5 points, Sri Preston Kulkarni emerged as the party nominee in the Democratic primary again with both strong name recognition and high fundraising numbers. On the Republican side, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls led in the GOP primary with 40.5 percent of the vote and then won the runoff election against Kathaleen Wall with 70 percent of the vote.

The district has gained nationwide attention as one to watch to see if, in fact, the Democrats can successfully turn the contested district blue in the next election cycle.

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 23

Current: Will Hurd (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) $1,474,554.92 $344,663.49 $0.00 $977,674.65
Tony Gonzales (R) $550,754.06 $211,836.77 $0.00 $284,787.78
Beto Villela (L) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as “Lean Democratic.”

Sabato Crystal Ball rates the district as “Leans Democratic.”

Background

Will Hurd’s retirement leaves one of the most competitive districts in the state and the only border district in the U.S. up for grabs. As Democrats hope to flip the the border district blue, Gina Ortiz Jones is the Democratic nominee once again after losing to Hurd in 2018 by a margin of less than 1,000 votes. After a close and disputed Republican primary runoff, Tony Gonzales emerged as the GOP nominee. The historic trends in this district make it sure to be a race to watch closely on election night.

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 24

Current: Kenny Marchant (R) (Retiring)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Beth Van Duyne (R) $604,552.54 $185,188.94 $0.00 $370,049.69
Candace Valenzuela (D) $1,114,397.97 $480,986.67 $0.00 $354,303.79
Steve Kuzmich (I) $64,433.81 $75,000.00 $25,000.00 $18,037.96
Darren Hamilton (L) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $358.00
Mark Bauer (I) $4,926.51 $135.00 $0.00 -$3,591.18

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as a Toss Up.

Sabato Crystal Ball rates the district as “Leans Democratic.”

Background

The race to replace retiring Congressman Kenny Marchant consisted of two competitive primaries and will see a competitive general election, too. Beth Van Duyne, a former Irving mayor secured the Republican nomination outright in the March Primary. In July, Candace Valenzuela, a member of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Board of Trustees, won the Democratic primary runoff against Kim Olson.

Van Duyne has received the endorsement of President Trump. Marchant won reelection in 2018 with 50.6 percent.

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 31

Current: John Carter (R)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
John Carter (R)* $408,430.36 $19,087.45 $0.00 $668,412.45
Donna Imam (D) $270,414.23 $101,420.98 $0.00 $211,257.99
Clark Patterson (L) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Polling

Cook Political Report rates the district as “Likely Republican.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates the district as “Likely Republican.”

Background

In 2018, incumbent Rep. John Carter (R-TX-31) edged out high-profile Democratic challenger MJ Hegar. With Hegar is running for U.S. Senate this year, Carter will face Donna Imam, who emerged as the nominee from the extensive Democratic primary. TX-31 is one of the DCCC’s targeted districts across the country.

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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Congressional District 32

Current: Colin Allred (D)

Fundraising

Candidate Expenditures Receipts Outstanding Loans Cash on Hand
Colin Allred (D)* $1,399,340.29 $246,184.18 $0.00 $533,672.81
Genevieve Collins (R) $1,237,649.27 $478,712.37 $1,480,000.00 $269,596.12

Background

Colin Allred, former professional football player and civil rights lawyer, defeated longtime GOP incumbent Pete Sessions in 2018 after an expensive and hard fought race in an area of the state where Republicans suffered substantial losses on election night. As Republicans position themselves for a matchup against Allred, the Democrat incumbent boasts strong fundraising numbers ahead of what is sure to be a high profile race.

Genevieve Collins secured the Republican nomination outright with a majority of the votes on Super Tuesday, and is poised for a competitive race.

Polling

Cook Political Report rates this district as “Lean Democratic.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates this district as “Likely Democratic.”

Coverage

Last updated: October 22, 2020

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