Texas Senate Primary Election Results

Frederick Owens
March 11, 2018

"If you're gonna run in Texas, you can't be a liberal man", sang the man's voice on Ted Cruz' latest political advertisement. Ahead of Tuesday's primary, the Texas secretary of state's office noted that 465,000 people voted in the Democratic primary, compared with about 420,000 Republicans. "Or we could walk the walk".

Cruz and O'Rourke clinched their parties' nominations Tuesday.

The Democrat who will face off against Texas Sen. We'd see it turning into a purple state if not - and oh how they wished for it - a blue state. Both Cruz and O'Rourke faced token opposition in their respective primaries and were expected to be the nominees for their parties. Republican pollster Chris Wilson, who has worked for Cruz, said the turnout surge to him reflected the number of open races while Democrats pinned the increase on Trump backlash and enthusiasm. "The early vote numbers were quite good for Democrats, but at the end of the night, I was very gratified to win over 85 percent of the vote, to win 1.3 million votes, which is more than double what my Democratic opponent got".

"It's the Democratic tidal wave versus the Republican seawall", Mr. Cook said. Pete Sessions, Will Hurd and John Culberson come November.

CNN has rated the race as Likely Republican. "'I don't have any plans right now, but I'm not going to take that bait'". In a third GOP-controlled district targeted by Democrats in San Antonio, Republican had the lower turnout.

Democrats believe they have a chance to flip the seats now held by Reps.

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"It's clear Texas Democrats are fired up, exceeding expectations, and charging forward to November", Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said.

As The Texas Tribune reported, Texas could elect two Latinx women to the U.S. Congress for the first time in state history.

In an interview on CNN's "New Day" Wednesday, O'Rourke defended his gun control stance, noting that Texas has a "great tradition and culture of gun ownership", but that the state should take "leadership on the issue".

Women - and especially women of color - are running for U.S. Congress and winning.


Trump won Texas by 9 points in 2016, the smallest margin of victory by a Republican presidential candidate in Texas in 20 years. They ignored most of the results, instead narrowing their focus to two Democratic Latina women who won their respective primaries and could win the upcoming elections.

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