Freshman Rep. Jeff Cason (R-Bedford) announced he will not seek re-election. Cason succeeded former Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford), who did not seek re-election in 2020, in a competitive district, only to find himself drawn into a Likely D seat by his Republican colleagues to shore up other Tarrant Co. districts. In a redistricting cycle that saw Republican incumbents being drawn into friendlier districts, Cason was one of the only – and by far the most dramatically – Republican incumbent to be drawn into a less friendly district.
As it is currently configured, HD92 was trending bluer, moving from 4.8 points redder than the state as a whole in 2012 to 2.2 points bluer than the state in 2020. Nonetheless, Cason defeated Democrat Jeff Whitfield, 51%-47%, to win his lone term. Had its redrawn configuration been used in 2000, HD92 (Likely D) would have been 15.1 points bluer than the state – a shift of nearly 13 points.
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