Democrats hopeful as Texas opens midterm primary season

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Democrats hopeful as Texas opens midterm primary season

In 2010, North Carolina Republicans fielded candidates in far more districts than did Democrats, helping the GOP capitalize on a wave that gave them the majority for the first time in more than a century.

Texas' primary on Tuesday follows a relatively busy early-voting period.

In a lawsuit filed in January-and now stalled thanks to a tiff over the judge assigned to the case-Republicans argue the Dallas County Democratic Party chair properly authorized only a fraction of the party's 150 primary candidates. Energized Texas Democrats showed up despite the long odds this November of ousting Republicans such as U.S. Sen.

The passage of the city schools bill, by a wide margin, also had political significance: Its sponsor is Senator Simcha Felder, the renegade Democrat from Brooklyn who conferences with Republicans to help them rule the Senate.

In an unexpected move, Cruz chose to attack O'Rourke by name before the polls had even closed.

The same is true in what will be some of the most watched races this fall - primaries to see who will face Reps.

If needed, primary runoffs will be May 22. And incumbent Land Commissioner George P. Bush has drawn a primary challenge.

Despite Trump's repeated attacks against his family during the 2016 race, Bush ultimately endorsed Trump, albeit reluctantly.

Countywide the polls will be open 7 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. And 2 percent of the GOP early vote was by crossover Democrats. "They're trying to pick their own players, which is a good strategy but one in Texas that has not been done before". Early voting totals in Travis County show the four-term incumbent with almost double the votes of his challenger, Jay Wiley, while Vikki Goodwin leads the Democratic field, according to Travis County numbers. If she does well, it's nearly certainly because Democrats are looking for women to vote for, not because of her or her campaign. Both candidates are Republicans, so District 9 voters will know who they're sending to Austin soon after the polls close Tuesday evening. That would be great in most states, but the problem for Democrats is that California has a top-two system, which means that regardless of party, the top two vote-getters move on to the general election. The district voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race but Democrats didn't field a candidate to oppose the congressman in 2016.

Kopser's willingness to compromise with Republicans on issues like border security funding and a clean DREAM Act has made him a frequent target for Crowe and McFadden, who've labeled him as an "establishment candidate" and "Republican-lite".

In a March 6 item highlighting Democratic Party primaries around the country, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bernie Sanders has endorsed a candidate in the IL governor's race.

The current Primary Election includes contested races for US and State Representatives, Judges, District Attorney, District Clerk, Commissioner and Justices of the Peace.

In the race in Culberson's distrct, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has inserted itself into the primary by publicly releasing opposition research on digital activist Laura Moser.

Is the incumbent is running for reelection, and if so, is he or she is a freshman? However, voters can not cross party lines to vote in a runoff. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, after the polls closed in Dallas. "He's the subcommittee chair here that controls the money that flows to the Department of Justice". Former NFL player Colin Allred got the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas endorsements, but others have pledged their support to the community.

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called the Democratic win in his state "a wake-up call for Republicans in Wisconsin".

There's a massive 18-way primary happening in the 21st District, and if a far-right candidate wins the nod, Democrats are hopeful they can compete for it in the general election. According to state election records, there was high Democratic turnout in two counties that make up some of the, El Paso and Bexar counties. Former Rep. Quico Canseco, who used to represent the nearby 23rd District, is also running, but he has mounted underwhelming campaigns before and hasn't raised much money this cycle. During the same 30-day span, the Patterson campaign spent just over $50,000.

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