What Happened in the Texas Primaries

The Texas Tribune has a good rundown on the Texas primaries last night:

  • Both Land Commissioner George P. Bush (R) and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller (R) won their primary races outright.
  • While Beto O’Rourke (D) easily won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, his share of the vote is surprisingly low given his aggressive campaigning and fundraising. Both of his lesser-known primary rivals won in multiple counties.
  • In a race that’s drawn national attention, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) and Laura Moser (D) are headed for a runoff in their bid to take on Rep. John Culberson (R-TX).
  • Lupe Valdez (D) and Andrew White (D) are headed to a runoff in the Democratic primary for governor.

Associated Press: “Equally striking was the showing by women on the ballot: Of the nearly 50 women running for Congress in Texas, more than half won their primaries outright or advanced to runoffs. What’s more, at least three of those runoffs in May will feature women going head-to-head, including a key race for Democrats in their bid to take control of the U.S. House this fall.”

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