Democrat Turnout Surges 87 Percent in Texas Primary Since 2014

Democrat Turnout Surges 87 Percent in Texas Primary Since 2014

"Having Democratic turnout surpass Republicans is a big deal in Texas, and should have the GOP scared", Cal Jillson, a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University, told Fox News Tuesday. On the Democratic side, in the 16th district, a candidate who raised just shy of $1 million finished second - but with only about 11,000 votes, missed the runoff; and a candidate in the 32nd district also raised nearly $1 million and finished third with just 5,500 votes.

Beto O'Rourke secured the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Senator Ted Cruz, and, for the first time since 1992, the party has a candidate in all 36 of the state's congressional districts running for the House.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday, Democrats had cast a little more than 1 million votes. Greg Abbott, lost despite outspending all other candidates. How did they do? "At the end of the day, the good news is that there are a lot more conservatives in Texas than there are liberals".

Democrats showed up despite the long odds this November of ousting Republicans such as Cruz - who released a radio ad after clinching the GOP nomination Tuesday night, telling voters that Democratic opponent Beto O'Rourke "wants to take our guns". So going into Tuesday night, it seemed like the Democrats might be on track to hustle more people to the polls. What's more, Texas is more than likely to send two Latinas to Congress. In Houston, Laura Moser and Lizzie Pannill Fletcher are running off one of three GOP-controlled congressional seats that Democrats are hoping to flip after they supported Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016.

Current Land Commissioner, George P. Bush marshaled almost twice as many votes as his high-profile Republican challenger, former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, in a race that some predicted Bush could lose. The race for second place was close, with former Agriculture Department appointee Lillian Salerno edging former television reporter Brett Shipp and former State Department official Ed Meier.

"If Democrats are able to pick up one or two U.S. House seats previously held by Republicans and cut into Republican margins in the state legislature. that would show that the party's "blue wave" is no mirage", he said. Those issues brought criticism from some in the party, and motivated Bush's predecessor, former land commissioner Jerry Patterson, to challenge him in the GOP primary. Eastern. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff will be held in May.

There will also be a statewide runoff in the Democratic Party for Governor between Lupe Valdez and Andrew White. Those Democratic primaries - some of which have turned quite bitter - may go into runoff overtime as well. More than half of the candidates who finished first in Democratic primaries were women (17 of 35).

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State Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, easily won the nomination to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Richardson, and is expected to win the seat in November's general election. Hogan, who ran for the seat as a Democrat last time around, won several counties around Laredo - including Webb, Starr and Cameron counties.

A 2017 election victory by State Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, was the most expensive primary for a state office this year.

In the 23rd District, which follows hundreds of miles of the Mexican border, five Democrats are looking to unseat Hurd.

Both Valdez and White have always been considered likely frontrunners for the nomination.

In the Seventh Congressional District, Triantaphyllis raised more than $1 million - by far the most of any of the seven Democratic candidates in his primary field.

Despite DCCC spokespeople insisting that Texas voters would choose two candidates that were not Moser in the runoff, Houston voters did exactly that.