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Democrats Jasmine Crockett, Jane Hamilton likely headed to runoff in District 30

Jasmine Crockett at her primary election watch party in downtown Dallas.
Solomon Wilson
Solomon Wilson
Jasmine Crockett awaits results at her election watch party in downtown Dallas Tuesday.

Candidates would face off in a runoff election in May.

As results trickled in Tuesday evening, Jasmine Crockett was hoping to avoid a runoff in the Democratic primary for Texas' 30th Congressional District. Now, it's likely Crockett will face Jane Hope Hamilton in a runoff election in May, according to unofficial results from the Texas Secretary of State's office.

“I’m going to continue to focus on the issues because the issues are great, and that’s what the people deserve," Crockett said at a watch party in Dallas on Tuesday. "So I think that we can hopefully refocus people and get back to just kind of focusing on them and the work that needs to be done.”

Crockett, a Dallas attorney, currently serves as a representative in the Texas House. Her likely runoff opponent, Jane Hope Hamilton, is a former congressional chief of staff.

The runoff election is scheduled for May 24. Crockett said she hopes to unite North Texas Democrats in the weeks ahead.

“There are definitely people in this race that I want to have conversations with, want to see if I can earn their support going forward and really come together, because that’s what it’s about," Crockett said.

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Solomon Wilson is KERA's Marjorie Welch Fitts Louis Fellow. He focuses on covering racial equity, women’s rights, socioeconomic disparities and other evolving issues of social justice in our community.