Tea party displeasure with Legislature sets up primary fights in North Texas

Tea party displeasure with Legislature sets up primary fights in North Texas

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AUSTIN — The five-month legislative session, concluded last week, served as an audition for re-election season for many North Texas lawmakers, as hard-line conservatives develop report cards that will be used for or against candidates in the 2016 campaigns.

House members say at least 30 Republican incumbents will face primary challenges in the 2016 elections. Fort Worth Republican Charlie Geren and Republican Byron Cook of Corsicana, powerful allies of House Speaker Joe Straus, already have challengers for their seats.

“It’s going to happen. A lot of incumbents will get challengers,” said Rep. Kenneth Sheets, R-Dallas.

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