Wednesday, September 04, 2019

What's the deal with all these Texas retirements?

Why are so many Republican members of Congress retiring this year? There are other red states, but I don't think any of them have seen GOP retirements at the same rate as Texas has.

For years people have been predicting that deep red Texas is turning purple. But, so far at least, the swing state Texas has not materialized. Is it possible that Republican members of Congress are seeing the writing on the wall that we can't quite see yet? Sure, none of these retirees hold statewide office, but several live in pretty red districts. Are they feeling threatened for some reason this year? Is this a harbinger of a Texas as a swing state?