Primary Season Kicks Off With Texas

Mar 7, 2018
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The current Primary Election includes contested races for USA and State Representatives, Judges, District Attorney, District Clerk, Commissioner and Justices of the Peace.

Local members of Our Revolution, Sanders’ political organization, endorsed Moser soon after the party memo surfaced. The senator has made no endorsement individually.

Candidates running in Texas’ primary election are attending rallies and making last minute appearances at various events – anything and everything within their power to get out the vote before Tuesday’s election.

Democrats have candidates running in every congressional district for the first time since the Republican wave of 1994.

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. Moser, who has the backing of Our Revolution, Sen. This naturally bodes well for Democrats, but so far they are not maximizing their advantage: the same poll showed that respondents only give Democrats a 47 to 32 percent advantage on the generic congressional ballot.

“I am confident that voters will take the time to make an intelligent, informed decision, both on August 14th and on November 6th”, she said, adding that she will continue to attend “hundreds” of public meetings across the state.

“We have candidates everywhere, and that means we are reaching voters who haven’t heard from Democrats in a long time”, says Texas Democratic Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa. Marie Newman supports abortion rights and has endorsements from the women’s group Emily’s List, unions and other influential groups on the left. Pennsylvania’s 18th district, outside the Pittsburgh area, has traditionally been deep red, and went for Trump by 19 points in the 2016 election.

Incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton and Democratic challenger Justin Nelson were unopposed in their primaries.

Sands compared this year’s turnout to the early voter turnout from the last primary. “So they think that if they can’t get those people out and locked in they don’t have to worry about election day”, explains Wilson.

In her acceptance speech, Davis said the state Republican party’s divisive leadership in Austin had to stop.

In other statewide offices, Abbott easily won the Republican nomination for a second term and so did Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, as both faced only token opposition.

After his first year, Donald Trump is the most unpopular president in modern history. Will Republicans be able to retain this seat against a strong challenge from Nancy Soderberg, former national security adviser for President Bill Clinton? The top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff election on May 22, 2018. “It would take a lot of things to fall in place, but that said, up to this date O’Rourke has a lot of things going for him”, Ramsey said.

O’Rourke, who is white, has said before that his parents began calling him Beto when he was a child. San Antonio’s progressive former mayor, Julian Castro, a potential 2020 presidential contender, is predicting “a tremendous amount of Democratic enthusiasm” Tuesday.

There’s a surge of energy among Democrats that’s enough to concern Sen. We could end up with a Speaker Pelosi and a Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

The president won Texas during the 2016 nominating process and in the November election.

Hard as it might be to have so much competition, the many Latino contenders could help draw out more Latino voters for the primaries.

While the jungle primary format could benefit Feinstein, it’s not so clear cut for Democrats in several House races. Darrell Issa and Ed Royce are retiring, while Reps.

Despite improved Dem showing Texas GOP sets midterm record

 

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