The Congressional map proposed by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) draws 35 districts with a Partisan Voting Index (PVI)* of 10 or more – not a very competitive map. Instead, it would essentially lock the partisan representation of the vast majority of voters through the coming decade, which would put all the power in the hands of primary voters.

Two districts – CD23 and CD28 – would have a PVI of +5 for the Republicans and Democrats, respectively. The lone truly competitive district would be CD15, which extends from Hidalgo Co. to the San Antonio suburbs and exurbs. It’s sufficiently competitive that U.S. Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) is considering running in open CD34, which is much friendlier to Democrats.

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