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)