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.
The two Democratic candidates for governor sounded out their differences Friday evening in their first and likely only debate before the May 22 runoff.
The May 22 Democratic runoff in the Precinct 2 Bexar County Commissioner’s race pits a longtime incumbent against a political newcomer.
In District 21, Democrat and Republican Congressional candidates are reaching out to voters with just one week before the start of early voting for the May 22 runoff.
Seeking Joe Straus’ seat, Republicans Steve Allison and Matt Beebe will face off in the Texas House District 121 runoff election May 22.
The Democratic challenge in Texas’ swing CD23 might hinge on neutralizing incumbent Rep. Will Hurd’s national security and cyber-defense credentials.