Reports from Washington, DC, are that US Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election. He was first elected in 2010.

Earlier this year, Texans for Fiscal Repsonsibility announced that it would endorse in open-seat congressional elections. There are a record number of open congressional seats heading into the March primaries – six that are currently held by Republicans and two by Democrats.

Farenthold was pressured to leave after it was revealed his office used $84,000 in taxpayer fund to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.



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Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."