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Texas primaries kick off US midterm campaign

08 March 2018

Moser's efforts to run an anti-establishment, liberal campaign were somewhat successful, as her second-place finish qualifies her for the runoff election in May.

Democrats hope to break a losing streak in statewide races that dates back to 1994.

National Democrats are vowing to stick with their strategy of aggressive involvement in primary elections, even after their interference in a Texas House race seemed to boost the candidate they came out against - setting up more potential battles in advance of the May run-off. High-profile Texas Republicans - including incumbents Gov. Greg Abbott and 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.

"Immigration is a core issue for Republicans who generally are in favor of strong border control, stopping illegal immigration and limiting legal immigration", says Jillson. Huffines, a real-estate developer and former chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party, gains support from business-minded conservatives. Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is under felony indictment on charges of securities fraud, is unopposed in the primary. They were encouraged that a turnout set to be almost double of what it was in 2014 was a sign of electoral success to come in the most populous Republican-held state.

"I've spoken to innumerable senior citizens, retirees, parents of disabled children, people who understand what this administration means to their families". There were seven candidates in the Seventh Congressional District and 32nd Congressional District and five in the 23rd Congressional District.

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The Democratic race in the Houston area 7th District, represented by Culberson, has gotten especially heated after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee publicly moved against one of the candidates - Laura Moser, a liberal activist and organizer - because of concerns that she would be less equipped to defeat Culberson in the general election.

Another seat Democrats are hoping to flip in November is Congressional District 23 - a swing district held by Republican Will Hurd, R-Helotes. Neither White nor Valdez may win a majority of Tuesday's votes, though. "Last night, Republicans had a 20-point advantage in turnout".

Former Tarrant County Assessor Ron Wright maintaining large leads in U.S. Senator primaries to replace Joe Barton in U.S. Rep. District 6. The 41-year-old Bush immediately becomes the overwhelming favorite for re-election in November.

MA also could send its first Latina to Congress in the race to replace Rep. Nicki Tsongas, a Democrat in the state's Congressional District 3 race.

The state elected its first two Latinas to the House of Delegates in that November 2017 election.

Dan Patrick wins GOP primary for Texas Lieutenant Governor. But the energy clearly was not with those candidates Tuesday night in Texas - on both sides.

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The magnitude of this victory is paralleled only by the uncertainty surrounding this relatively new political formation. Maurizio Martina, a minister in the outgoing government, said this is a very clear and evident defeat for the left.

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke got through the Senate primary without a runoff, CNN projected, and is now set to take on Republican Sen.

Mr Cruz wasted no time turning on his Democratic opponent, and released an advert on the radio just after Mr O'Rourke's nomination was secured. "Those are not the values of Texas". He said, "You're absolutely right". Bush was endorsed by President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Jr.

"I think what we need to do as Democrats-what we do at the DNC is we don't get involved in heavily contested primaries, and the DCCC does and I respect the fact that they do endorse in primaries", Perez said.

Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Houston investor Andrew White advanced Tuesday from a field of nine largely unknown Democratic primary candidates. The senator also is using his stature with endorsements in several of the 21 contested Republican House primaries.

But in January, Republican candidates vying for his seat maligned immigrants with one suggesting that they should live out their dreams in their countries of origin, not America.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller wins GOP primary.

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Texas primaries kick off US midterm campaign