Five Dallas. Co. Republican state representatives face primary challengers in 2016. Three Republican incumbents were defeated by primary challengers in 2014, but history is actually on the incumbents’ side this year. Just one incumbent Republican state representative from Dallas Co. has lost a primary race in a presidential election year since 1996: former one-term Rep. Thomas Latham (R-Sunnyvale) in 2008.

Dallas Co. Representatives Defeated Since 1996

2014 – Rep. Bennett Ratliff (R-Coppell) by Matt Rinaldi in the primary
2014 – Rep. Stefani Carter (R-Dallas) by Linda Koop in the runoff
2014 – Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (R-Irving) by Rodney Anderson in the primary

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