The 2010 elections should produce little or no change in Texas’ 32-member U.S. House delegation. Every member is seeking re-election this year and few of them will face serious opposition, according to a CQ Politics analysis of candidacy filings following Monday’s deadline to qualify for the March 2 primary election.
CQ Politics does not include any Texas race among its four dozen most competitive House contests — those rated as tossups or as Leans Democratic or Leans Republican. And just two members of the delegation — Chet Edwards (D) and Ciro D. Rodriguez (D) — at the moment appear to face serious opposition from the other party.
Five Republicans are taking on Edwards in the 17th district, a conservative-leaning area in and around Waco and College Station. The National Republican Congressional Committee likes retired businessman Bill Flores in a field that also includes 2008 nominee Rob Curnock, registered nurse Tim Delasandro, educator Dave McIntyre and Chuck Wilson.