Another Texas Republican retires. That’s telling.

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Politico reported on Wednesday another Texas Republican, Bill Flores, is retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Waco and northern Austin suburbs.

“My job as Representative has made it difficult to spend as much time with Gina and the rest of my family as I would like,” Flores said in a statement. 

In recent weeks, four other Republicans, including Reps. Will Hurd, Kenny Marchant, Pete Olson, and Michael Conway, have decided against running for re-election, suggesting a more uphill climb to win in 2020.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has set up an office in Austin for the 2020 cycle, has identified several U.S. House seats that are flippable. 

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