A sixth Republican lawmaker in Texas is calling it quits in 2020. Congressman Mac Thornberry - whose district runs from Amarillo to Wichita Falls - announced he won't seek another term in office.
US Senator Ted Cruz already expected a hard-fought election season next year, and says this only solidifies the Democrats' belief that Texas as a battleground state.
"Those on the far left, they're motivated by Donald Trump... Many on the far left, they hate the president with an all-consuming passion. They're going to crawl over broken glass to vote... I fully expect in 2020 Texas to be vigorously contested. I think we're going to see the Democrats spend over $100-million dollars in the state of Texas in 2020."
But will the Democrats turn Texas blue? Cruz says they tried to get rid of him with Beto O'Rourke and that failed.