On December 11th, candidates in Texas made it official by submitting their names to be put on the March 6th primary ballot. A look at the candidate list indicates a possibly drastic changing political landscape after 2018. Eight of 36 members of the Texas Congressional House Delegation will retire leaving their seat open to long lists of candidates ready to take their seat. This list includes Republicans Jeb Hensarling of Dallas, Lamar Smith of San Antonio, Ted Poe of Houston, Sam Johnson of Richardson, Joe Barton of Ennis, and Blake Farenthold of Corpus Christi and Democrats Gene Green of Houston and Beto O’Rourke of El Paso. U.S. Rep Beto O’Rourke is giving up his seat to challenge Senator Ted Cruz and leading an energized Senate campaign.