Monday, April 16, 2018

Texas's 22nd congressional district is 'getting significantly less Republican fast'

Rep. Pete Olson was first elected to Congress in November 1998.

Source:  Ballotpedia 

Will Texas Win the House?  Ask Texas.  By Frank Bruni.  (The New York Times, 4/13/2018)
Richard Murray, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, told me to keep an eye as well on the 22nd District, a largely suburban swath of the Houston area that he described as a microcosm of demographic changes that are making the state ever more hospitable Democratic turf. 
“The suburban counties that led Republicans to dominance here 25 years ago are getting significantly less Republican fast,” he said, adding that Fort Bend County, in the 22nd, is roughly 20 percent Asian-American now.

Trump received 52.1% of the vote in 2016 compared to 62.1% for Romney in 2012 and 60% for McCain in 2008.

Clinton received 44.2% of the vote in 2016 compared to 36.7% for Obama in 2012 and 39% for Obama in 2008. 

The art of the Texas gerrymander
Source:  govtrack

Other retirements/resignations:
Martha McSally, Arizona 2nd.  (10/8/2017)
Jeff Denham, California 10th.  (10/9/2017)
David Valadao, California 21st.   (10/10/2017)
Steve Knight, California 25th.  (10/11/2017)
Ed Royce, California 29th.  (10/12/2017)
Mimi Walters, California 45th.  (2/12/2018)
Dennis Ross, Florida 15th.  (4/12/2018)
Brian Mast, Florida 18th.  (10/13/2017)
Carlos Curbelo, Florida 26th.  (10/14/2017)
Mike Bost, Illinois 12th. (10/15/2017)
Rod Blum, Iowa 1st CD.  (2/12/2018)
Kevin Yoder, Kansas 3rd.  (10/16/2017)
Andy Barr, Kentucky 6th CD.  (2/12/2018)
Mike Bishop, Michigan 8th CD.  (2/12/2018)
Erik Paulsen, Minnesota 3rd.  (10/17/2017)
Don Bacon, Nebraska 2nd.  (10/18/2017)
Tom MacArthur, New Jersey 3rd.  (10/19/2017)
Leonard Lance, New Jersey 7th.  (2/14/2018)
Lee Zeldin, New York 1st CD.  (2/12/2018)
John Faso, New York 19th CD.  (2/12/2018)
Claudia Tenney, New York 22nd.  (10/21/2017)
John Katko, New York 24th CD.  (2/12/2018)
Steve Chabot, Ohio 1st CD. (2/12/2018)
Ryan Costello, Pennsylvania 6th.  (10/23/2017)
Will Hurd, Texas 23rd.  (4/15/2018)
Pete Sessions, Texas 32nd.  (4/15/2018)

No comments: