, 8 tweets, 5 min read Read on Twitter
HOLY CRAP! One of just three House Republicans who holds a Hillary Clinton district announced he won't run again in 2020. This is about the worst possible retirement for House Republicans
Retiring #TX23 Rep. Will Hurd is also one of many Republicans who owes his entire congressional career to gerrymandering, having barely won in 2014, 2016, & 2018 thanks to a racial gerrymander that SCOTUS let the GOP get away with
Texas could be a bloodbath for Republicans in 2020. Democrats could flip several more House seats, there's a 2020 Senate election, four critical state Supreme Court elections, & Democrats could flip the state House in time to stop a post-2020 GOP congressional gerrymander
Expanding on the second tweet in this thread, GOP Rep. Will Hurd never would have won #TX23 to begin with absent the GOP's racial gerrymandering. Under a nonpartisan map like this one, higher Latino voting power makes #TX23 considerably more Democratic dailykos.com/stories/2017/7…
With Texas GOP Reps. Will Hurd & Pete Olson both shockingly announcing their retirements within about the last week, 2 of the last 4 House Republicans who represent districts where a majority of eligible voters are people of color are calling it quits docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
The remaining two Republicans who represent districts where people of color are a majority of eligible voters are #FL25's Mario Diaz-Balart & #TX27's Michael Cloud (although the latter's district likely has a white majority among actual voters) drive.google.com/file/d/0BxeOfQ…
95% of House Republicans are white, & 89% are white men. With retirements like Will Hurd, the only black House Republican, that's unlikely to change in 2020. Meanwhile, House Dems are just 36% white men dailykos.com/stories/2019/1…
This. Don't expect retiring GOP Rep. Will Hurd to suddenly see the light, Justin Amash-style
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Stephen Wolf
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!