Statewide Races Offer A Better Look – But Few Surprises – In The March Primary
We’re a little bit closer to knowing who will be on the ballot in November. Republicans and Democrats selected most of their nominees for the general election this fall, but statewide, the races didn't quite live up to the hype. Of the highest offices on Texas ballots, only one went to a runoff.
Even though it wasn’t official until now, the expected race between incumbent Republican . and Democratic El Paso Congressman is on.
Cruz had more than 85 percent of the vote in the Republican primary, while O’Rourke go more than 60 percent of the vote – nearly two-and-a-half times the amount of his nearest Democratic opponent, Sema Hernandez.
On the Republican side, Gov. unsurprisingly won his party’s nomination to run for a second term, with 90 percent of the vote.
It appears Democrats and will face off to determine who will oppose the well-funded incumbent GOP governor.
Lt. Gov. bested his primary challenger, , by a two-to-one margin. Patrick will face Democrat Mike Collier in November.
Incumbent Attorney General and Democratic challenger were unopposed in their primaries.
Comptroller of Public Accounts
With no Republican primary opponent, incumbent Comptroller had a clear path to the November ballot, but Democratic voters picked Democrat to challenge him in November.
Current Land Commissioner, George P. Bush marshaled nearly twice as many votes as his high-profile Republican challenger, former Land Commissioner , in a race that some predicted Bush could lose. An audit suggested his office mismanaged the Alamo, and opponents said he gave preferential treatment to a campaign donor in a selection process for a state contract.
Bush will face , who handily beat his opponent, Tex Morgan.
Commissioner of Agriculture
Agriculture Commissioner defeated Republican challengers and Jim Hogan with a little over 56 percent of the vote.
He’ll face Democrat in November.
Current Railroad Commissioner easily won her GOP primary last. She’ll take on Democrat .
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