On March 6, Texas will kick off the primary season with gusto: of the Lone Star State's 36 seats, eight are open (six Republicans and one Democrat are retiring, and Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is running for Senate). In many seats, large fields mean the dust won't settle until the May 22 runoff. The one certainty is that more than a fifth of Texas's members will be new in 2019.

Democrats have genuine pickup opportunities in at least three GOP districts, and their best chance might be against GOP Rep. John Culberson (TX-07) in the Houston suburbs. But they're also targeting GOP Reps. Will Hurd (TX-23) and Pete Sessions (TX-32), and a handful of open Republican seats could come into play if a giant wave materializes.

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TX-02: OPEN (Poe) (R) - Houston north suburbs: Kingwood, Spring Solid Republican. Wealthy longtime Republican activist Kathaleen Wall is the frontrunner to finish first in the March 6 primary after using $2.7 million of her own money to air ads featuring herself shooting guns and linking her name to her support for

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