About That Blue Wave …



Democratic midterm primary turnout hit its biggest mark in decades in Texas, but there were still more Republicans who cast ballots in 2018.

Overall, women won big in the Texas primary, just 14 months after President Trump's inauguration and the Women's March on Washington.

He declined to comment on the Republican senator, whose given name is Rafael Edward Cruz, going by "Ted".

If the Democrats want to flip districts in a conservative state such as Texas, it is imperative that they are able to show the average voter how voting blue will help them directly.

The first Hispanic female sheriff in Texas is headed to a Democratic runoff against the son of a former governor in their longshot bid to unseat Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

These numbers have to be factored in with the county's growth: From 2014 to 2016 (the past year data is available), the U.S. Census Bureau's estimates show a 9 percent increase in the county's population.

Most of those candidates are Democrats, a national trend fueled largely by frustration over the election of President Donald Trump and actions by his administration and Republicans in Congress on issues such as health care and immigration.

"I hope that our political environment changes".

"Even though [Republican women] tend to be a tad bit more centrist than their male colleagues, they still hold very firm to those Republican platform ideas", she says. The Democratic vote was up in the 15 most populous counties, but the rural vote is still overwhelmingly Republican.

In 2016, the president was propelled to victory with the votes of people who didn't think he was qualified for the job.

Did more Texas Democrats vote than Republicans?

Texas Democrats, however, have not won a statewide race for posts such as governor or US senator in more than two decades. There's trying to fill the Collin County seat held by the longtime Republican with the same name - retiring Plano Rep. Sam Johnson.

The contest between Paxton, wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Huffines, twin brother of state Sen.

The proposal to be unveiled by Democratic leaders Wednesday would plow just over $1 trillion into a wide range of infrastructure needs, including $140 billion for roads and bridges, $115 billion for water and sewer infrastructure and $50 billion to rebuild schools. But totals in the primaries for U.S. Senate told a different story: More than 1.5 million people voted in the Republican primary, with close to 100 percent reporting, compared to about 1 million Democrats, also with a near 100 percent reporting.

He'll face Democrat Kim Olson in November. Will Hurd in a district stretching hundreds of miles from San Antonio to El Paso. Yes, those were competitive primaries for Democrats while the GOP is running three incumbents who faced token opposition, but those districts are still in play - and they're happening in the suburbs, where Trump's approval rating is suffering.

While those advantages have allowed Cruz to run something of a Rose Garden campaign, political observers predict that he will begin flexing his fundraising muscles to limit O'Rourke's ability to make serious progress. Sylvia Garcia, running to replace Democratic Rep. Gene Green in Houston, are the overwhelming favorites to be the first Latinas sent to Congress from Texas. In a sign of the seat's importance, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took the unusual step of slamming Moser, accusing her of expressing "outright disgust for life in Texas".

Bobby Forrest will again represent Precinct 4 as commissioner, taking 56.74 percent of the total with 488 votes. "And unlike anything I remember".

Bexar (bayr) County District Attorney Nico LaHood was defeated in Tuesday's Democratic primary by defense attorney Joe Gonzales, who received almost 60 percent of the vote. Bush has been backed by Trump, but a loss would mean that no one from his family's political dynasty would be in elected office.

It appears Democrats Lupe Valdez and Andrew White will face off to determine who will oppose the well-funded incumbent GOP governor.

Both Valdez and White have always been considered likely frontrunners for the nomination.

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