State Rep. Dwayne Bohac of Houston announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election on Wednesday. He wants to spend more time with his family, he said in a statement.
A more believable reason is that there was a real question he couldn’t win in 2020. Bohac, who represents House District 138, narrowly won re-election last year by a margin of only 47 votes.
Democrats are confident they can flip his seat, and the other eight that would give them a majority in the Texas House.
“Texas Democrats will flip House District 138,” said Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman in a statement. “While Republicans run scared, Texas Democrats are focused on registering new voters and fighting for a fair shot for all.”
At the congressional level, there have been five Republican retirements this year, another indication of Texas’ competitive status in 2020.
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