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Johnson Won’t Seek Reelection in 2018

Clinton carried three GOP-held Texas districts.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 6, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Rep. Sam John­son (R-03) an­nounced Fri­day he would not seek reelec­tion in 2018. (Texas Tribune)

First elec­ted in 1991, John­son, 86, is the only re­main­ing founder of the Re­pub­lic­an Study Com­mit­tee. His dis­trict is loc­ated in the north­ern Dal­las sub­urbs and is heav­ily red. It has a Par­tis­an Vot­ing In­dex of R+17 and Mitt Rom­ney car­ried it by 30 points in 2012. Ac­cord­ing to Daily Kos Elec­tions, Pres­id­ent-elect Trump won it by 14 points.

It’s the first re­tire­ment an­nounce­ment of the 115th Con­gress.

BY THE NUM­BERS. Ac­cord­ing to num­bers crunched by Daily Kos, Hil­lary Clin­ton won three Texas con­gres­sion­al dis­tricts held by GOP in­cum­bents. She car­ried TX-23 with 50 per­cent of the vote as Rep. Will Hurd (R) beat former Rep. Pete Gal­lego (D) by 1 point. That swing seat backed Rom­ney by 51 per­cent in 2012.

Clin­ton also won TX-32, a Dal­las-based dis­trict held by former Na­tion­al Re­pub­lic­an Con­gres­sion­al Com­mit­tee chair Pete Ses­sions, and TX-07, a sub­urb­an Hou­s­ton seat held by Rep. John Cul­ber­son (R). (Daily Kos)


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