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Georgia, Texas Incumbents at Risk in Primaries to Watch Tuesday

Jessica Cisneros, a Democratic U.S. House candidate in Texas, speaks in San Antonio on Feb. 22, 2022. 

Jessica Cisneros, a Democratic U.S. House candidate in Texas, speaks in San Antonio on Feb. 22, 2022. 

Photographer: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg

There are numerous story lines to watch for in the primary elections Tuesday, including the sure ouster of a Georgia Democratic congresswoman and a potential loss by the only House Democrat who opposes abortion rights.

Reps. Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux became suburban Atlanta rivals after Georgia Republican legislators redrew the congressional map to their partisan advantage. In Texas, Rep. Henry Cuellar is being challenged in a runoff by Jessica Cisneros, an immigration lawyer who’s running as an abortion-rights supporter just as Democratic leaders warn that Roe v. Wade may soon be overturned.