Texas Primaries See Surging Democratic Turnout & Record Number of Female Candidates



An Indian American has finished first in the Democratic primary in a congressional district in the USA state of Texas, but will have to face a fellow party leader in the May 22 runoff to earn the right to take on the Republican candidate.

In his bid to take down U.S. Sen. But they would feel much differently about candidates from the left wing of the Democratic party.

The seventh district matters to the Democratic Party because it is the sort of place that could determine its chances of regaining control of the House of Representatives in November.

"We kept hearing about this unprecedented Democratic turnout, but Republicans showed up in droves". "That's a good thing for November".

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans - and engages with them - about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Johnson claims the seat as no challenger filed in the Democratic primary.

Democrats believe they have a chance to flip the seats now held by Reps.

There are at least two versions of this "Trump Effect" malady.

Still, Trump's continuously low favorability scores have put the GOP in a tough position it charts out a path to victory in 2018.

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In late February, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), House Democrats' official campaign arm, infuriated progressives by clumsily inserting itself in the primary in Texas's 7th Congressional District. Moser said she'd "rather have her teeth pulled out" than live in rural Paris, Texas. In November that year, the Democrats running for statewide office were all beaten, just as they have been since 1994. And further afield other candidates in crowded fields may be emboldened to continue their campaigns, even if their party tries to dissuade them.

The battle is sure to intensify if Moser qualifies for an expected runoff. All 60 seats in the state House are up for election, along with 16 state Senate seats, all five of Oregon's U.S. House seats, the governorship and other state offices.

Whoever wins the May 22 runoff will face an uphill climb in their efforts to unseat Abbott. The question is whether Moser, the liberal criticized by national Democrats, is among the two candidates. If Ortiz Jones were to win the runoff, then defeat the incumbent, she would become the first Filipina-American to serve in Congress.

Trump has almost two years to turn his own prospects around, but Republicans who are on the ballot in November could be hit by a wave of anti-Trump dissent, surveys suggest.

A spokesman for the Republican State Legislative Committee, which works to elect GOP candidates at the state level, said the group was reviewing Tuesday's election results but noted that Republicans hold solid majorities in the Texas Legislature. Cruz, who had only nominal primary opposition himself, isn't taking the race lightly.

The poll also shows Democrats with advantages in traditionally Republican-dominated seats across the state, like the 2nd District in the Virginia Beach area, the 6th District along the state's western half and the 7th District covering the counties around Richmond.

Cruz and O'Rourke clinched their parties' nominations Tuesday.

Now to the Texas State Senate. And Texas Sen. Sylvia Garcia won the Democratic nomination to replace Democratic Rep. Gene Green in Houston. Odd rolled past four other candidates in the Republican primary. Simpson now faces the daunting task of winning the County in 2018 as in 2014, but with Democrats now energized after losing the White House. Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Houston businessman Andrew White face a runoff in May.

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