A low-key, low-turnout primary runoff election Tuesday set the slates for November’s general elections – starting with the Democratic nominee for governor.
Outpolling her Democratic rival by 66 to 34 percent, U.S. Air Force veteran Gina Ortiz Jones accepted Rick Treviño’s concession in the party’s runoff for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.
The results came as Bexar County residents went to the polls to decide runoffs for local, state, and federal races.
After swapping leads early in the Democratic gubernatorial runoff, Valdez pulled ahead of White and will face incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott.
In all of the attention paid to low voter turnout, this got lost: Millennial Texans made up only a small part of the electorate in this year’s primaries.
This week in Just This, we review the primary election results of several top local, statehouse and congressional races.
Some Democratic lawmakers say Trey Martinez Fischer will be a strong player on a political team that’s vastly outnumbered in the GOP-controlled House.
LaHood or Gonzales will face Republican candidate Tylden Shaeffer, a local defense attorney, in the November general election.
With nearly 58 percent of the vote, incumbent Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush will face Democrat Miguel Suazo in November.
Congressional District 23 is a swing district that has been represented by Republican Will Hurd since 2015.