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GOP rep: Texas ‘is not about to turn blue, much less turn purple'


Added 03-06-18 08:57:01am EST - “Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) on Tuesday dismissed the notion that” - Thehill.com

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GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas on the increased Democratic turnout ahead of today's midterm elections: Texas "is not about to turn blue, much less turn purple ... I'm going to wait and see what actually happens in November" https://t.co/42ojJEtMG3

Rep. Jeb HensarlingThomas (Jeb) Jeb HensarlingMick Mulvaney has ignited a firestorm to rein in the CFPB Exiting lawmakers put in calls to K Street GOP rep hits party for passing budget, government funding deal MORE (R-Texas) on Tuesday dismissed the notion that Democrats could make significant gains in Texas in the midterm elections.  

Hensarling, who is not seeking reelection, said that the GOP-led tax cuts that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE signed into law in December had ultimately strengthened the economy, bolstering Republican candidates' chances in the midterms.

Democrats are hoping to seize on Trump's low approval ratings and various controversies surround his administration to regain a majority in the House in 2018. 

Data released over the weekend by the Texas secretary of state's office showed record-high early voting by Democrats in the state. Texas is set to hold its congressional primaries on Tuesday, making it the first state to do so in 2018.

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