U.S. House Members

and their November challengers , by district


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Democrats currently hold 17 of 30 Texas seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Though the incumbents are currently favored to win reelection in all 30 districts, six Democrats are in close races, compared to only two Republicans.

REPUBLICANS

SAFE SEATS

3 Samuel R. 'Sam' Johnson (R-Dallas)

Ken Ashby (Lib.)

6 Joe Linus Barton (R-Ennis)

Ben B. Boothe (D)

Richard A. Bandlow (Lib.)

7 William R. 'Bill' Archer (R-Houston)

Drew P. Parks (Lib.)

8 Kevin P. Brady (R-The Woodlands)

Don L. Richards (Lib.)

13 William M. 'Mac' Thornberry (R-Clarendon)

Mark D. Harmon (D)

Georganne Baker Payne (Lib.)

19 Larry Combest (R-Lubbock)

Sidney D. Blankenship (D)

Brad A. Clardy (Lib.)

21 Lamar S. Smith (R-San Antonio)

Jeffrey C. Blunt (Lib.)

22 Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (R-Sugar Land)

Hill T. Kemp (D)

Steve L. Grupe (Lib.)

23 Henry Bonilla (R-San Antonio)

Charlie Urbina Jones (D)

Richard Thurl 'Dick' Bowen (Reform)

William A. 'Bill' Stallknecht (Lib.)

26 Richard K. 'Dick' Armey (R-Irving)

Joe Turner (Lib.)

CLOSE RACES

5 Peter A. 'Pete' Sessions (R-Dallas)

Victor M. Morales (D)

Michael D. Needleman (Lib.)

12 Kay Granger (R-Ft. Worth)

Tom Hall (D)

Paul R. Barthel (Lib.)

Susan Holmes (Constitution)

14 Ronald E. 'Ron' Paul (R-Surfside)

Loy E. Sneary (D)

Cynthia "C.J." Newman (Write-In)

DEMOCRATS

SAFE SEATS

4 Ralph Moody Hall (D-Rockwall)

James S. 'Jim' Lohmeyer (R)

Jim Simon (Lib.)

10 Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin)

Vincent J. May (Lib.)

11 Thomas 'Chet' Edwards (D-Waco)

Vincent P. 'Vince' Hanke (Lib.)

15 Ruben E. Hinojosa (D-Mercedes)

Tom B. Haughey (R)

16 Silvestre Reyes (D-El Paso)

Lorenzo Morales (I)

18 Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Houston)

James Galvan (Lib.)

20 Henry B. Gonzalez (D-San Antonio, retiring)

Charles A. Gonzalez (D)

James D. Walker (R)

Alejandro 'Alex' DePena (Lib.)

27 Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Corpus Christi)

Erol A. Stone (R)

Mark G. Pretz (Lib.)

28 Ciro D. Rodriguez (D-San Antonio)

Edward B. Elmer (Lib.)

29 Raymond Eugene 'Gene' Green (D-Houston)

James P. Chudleigh (Lib.)

Lea Sherman (I)

30 Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas)

Carrie L. Kelleher (R)

Barbara L. Robinson (Lib.)

CLOSE RACES

1 Max A. Sandlin, Jr. (D-Marshall)

Dennis H. Boerner (R)

2 James 'Jim' Turner (D-Crockett)

Brian Babin (R)

Wendell Drye (Lib.)

9 Nick Lampson (D-Beaumont)

Thomas F. Cottar, III (R)

17 Charles W. Stenholm (D-Stamford)

Rudy Izzard (R)

Gordon E. Mobley (Lib.)

24 Jonas 'Martin' Frost, III (D-Dallas)

Shawn D. Terry (R)

David A. Stover (Lib.)

George Arias (I)

25 Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. (D-Houston)

John M. Sanchez (R)

Eric N. Atkisson (Lib.)

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