-- by Jordan Rudner The Dallas Morning News:
In Texas, where almost all congressional districts are safely in the red or blue column, the 23rd District, stretching from El Paso to San Antonio, represents a rare swing seat.
When federal judges ruled last weekthat Republican state legislators had deliberately drawn congressional district lines to put minority voters at a disadvantage, they didn't specify what the next steps would be. But one thing is clear for GOP leaders: District 23 is where the stakes are highest.
"Thatwas a Latino-performing district," said Michael Li, a Texas redistricting expert at the Brennan Center for Justice. "As the Legislature redrew it, it doesn't seem to be an especially strong district for Latinos, and that could change again."