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Number of current members of the Texas Legislature who have not had a primary opponent for their current office in at least eight years, despite an overall rise in the number of contested primaries for legislative seats. Ten members’ last primary challenge was in 2000 or earlier, but at least one of those longtime safe (from primary challengers) members is likely getting “primaried.”

Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), whose last primary race was in 2000, is being challenged by Markham pastor Damon Rambo.

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