GOP Rep. Hensarling will not seek re-election in 2018. (Axios, 10/31/2017)
First elected in 2002. Hensarling said he "never intended to make it a lifetime commitment" and has already stayed "far longer" than he had originally planned.
Democrats came closest to winning this seat in 2002, when Ron Chapman received 40.3% of the vote. The last time Hensarling faced a Democratic opponent was in 2012. Since then his challengers have been Libertarians.
Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is retiring from Congress and maybe there's a glimmer of hope for Democrats. (10/27/2017)
Pennsylvania Republican Charlie Dent is retiring from Congress but don't expect Democrats to flip this seat. (10/24/2017)
Michigan Republican Dave Trott is retiring from Congress but don't expect Democrats to flip this seat. (10/23/2017)
Ohio Republican Patrick Tiberi is retiring from Congress but don't expect Democrats to flip this seat. (10/22/2017)