A number of Texas Republicans in the U.S. House announced their decision to not seek re-election in 2020 including Reps. Will Hurd
(TX-23), Mike Conaway (TX-11), Pete Olson (TX-22), and Kenny Marchant (TX-24). Conaway’s seat is the only of the four that is not considered competitive for
the next election. A total of 11 House Republicans currently plan to retire or seek another office in 2020, while only three House Democrats have announced their decisions not to run.

 Democrats flipped two TexasGOP House seats in 2018 with Freshman Members Colin Allred ousting Rep. Pete Sessions, and Lizzie Fletcher defeating Rep. John Culberson, and hope that they can make even more gains next year with Republicans forced to defend more open seats and President Trump, who remains unpopular in suburban areas, at the top of the ticket.