Runoff for county judge coming May 22

Clay Curtis
March 8, 2018

"Their hard work and aggressive voter contact drove Democratic voters across the state to turn out in unprecedented numbers". But does it signal a November wave? The surge in Democrats' enthusiasm was also reflected in turnout on March 6th: 1m Democrats cast votes in the primary races, nearly twice as many as in 2014, the last mid-term primaries.

In fact, despite longstanding expectations of Texas becoming a so-called purple state, Democrats have not won a statewide office there since 1994.

A primary is not always an indication of how a general election will go, but the numbers are the numbers.

For Republicans, the primary was a vivid exhibition of the Trump effect in GOP politics. Democrats have 25 contested congressional primaries, and Senate nominee Beto O'Rourke raised $2.4 million in the final three months of 2017, more than U.S. Sen. The district voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, making it a top target for Democrats in November.

On a more local level-seeking state legislative seats, judgeships, county clerk or the state board of education-the progressive group Run for Somethingreported that its candidates fared well in down-ballot races in some of the state's bluer epicenters. Keilar noted that one of Perez's main challenges as DNC chair is to narrow the divide between the more progressive and establishment wings of the Democratic Party.

Of the almost 50 women running for Congress in Texas, more than half won their primaries or advanced to runoffs. Another is a sprawling district that runs along the Texas-Mexico border, where Gina Ortiz-Jones advanced to a May runoff and another woman, Judy Canales, was battling to join her. If anyone thinks either party will be able to put a thumb on the scale for any candidate this year, Texas provided a few flashing red lights.

"Congratulations to Texas Democrats for showing us what organizing looks like", Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement Wednesday.

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In the Senate, it's Democrats who have the most to lose - 24 seats to be exact, plus two Independents who are part of their caucus.

Here is a full list of the Hays County voting results for Republican candidates and Democratic candidates. Also, it appears that in safe, conservative states, Trump isn't necessarily as toxic as he's perceived in the national polls. "They're low taxes, they care about limited government. They are angry. They hate the president", Mr. Cruz said.

At the scandal-ridden White House where top aides to the president are dropping like flies and a new crisis emerges on an nearly daily basis, President Trump's political team will have to decide how much it wants to put the Oval Office occupant on the campaign trail to fight for his agenda. That's double the number of votes won in the Democratic primary by Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who will be his opponent.

Sanders comments came in reference to the DCCC's decision to publish opposition research against Democrat Laura Moser ahead of the March 6 congressional primary for Texas' 7th district.

The races lifted women candidates in a state that only has three women serving in its 38-member congressional delegation. He will take on incumbent Ted Cruz, who easily won the Republican primary.

"Fourteen Run for Something candidates competed in Tuesday's Texas primaries and as of midnight, at least nine of those fantastic folks will be moving on to the runoffs or the general election in November", an e-mail reported.

Meanwhile, Gov. Abbott will either face Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Texas' first Hispanic, lesbian sheriff, or Andrew White, who poses himself as personally anti-abortion but legislatively pro-choice, and is the son of a former Gov. Mark White.

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