Four incumbent House members face exactly two primary opponents: Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), Rep. Kyle Kacal (R-College Station), Rep. Doug Miller (R-New Braunfels) and Rep. Wayne Smith (R-Baytown). Since 2004, 24 House incumbents have faced exactly two primary opponents, and only 13 of them prevailed without going to a runoff. One incumbent, former Rep. Naomi Gonzalez (D-El Paso), finished third and missed the runoff. The other 10 incumbents were forced into runoffs, where only one prevailed (Rep. J.M. Lozano in 2012).

2014: Reps. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana) and J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) prevailed without a runoff with 59% and 58% of the vote, respectively. Rep. Naomi Gonzalez (D-El Paso) failed to make runoff with 31% of the vote.

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