In a memo titled, “House Democrats Playing Offense,” the federal Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced three Texas congressional seats are among its “round one” targets for 2018:

  • CD7, a district entirely within Harris Co. held by U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-Houston)
  • CD23, the 2016 battleground district retained by U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-San Antonio) over its former occupant, Pete Gallego (D-Alpine); and
  • CD32, a district occupying portions of Dallas and Collin Cos. held by U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas).

Culberson received 56% of the vote to win a ninth term, the second lowest vote percentage of any Republican incumbent of the Texas congressional delegation. Hurd narrowly won his rematch against former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), 48%-47%. Sessions faced only minor party opposition in the general election.

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