Rep. Kenny Marchant is the latest Texas Republican to decide to retire rather than seek another term in 2020, opening up a competitive seat in the Dallas area.
Marchant’s decision was first reported Sunday night by The New York Times, and a GOP source with knowledge of his decision confirmed it. As recently as Friday, Marchant’s campaign asserted that the eight-term Republican was running for reelection to the 24th District. His campaign confirmed the news Sunday, and he is expected to make a statement Monday morning.
Marchant won reelection by just 3 points last fall, while President Donald Trump carried his district, which is near the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, by 6 points. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rated the 24th District race Leans Republican.