Sunday, 24 June, 2018

5 things to watch in today's Texas primary elections

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"While we see more divisiveness at the congressional level among Republicans than among Democrats, the levels are small" (p. 18). And nearly 5 percent of Democratic turnout was from former Republican primary voters.

"Although it may not be the case that this translates to wins in November", Rottinghaus says, "it certainly means that there's more attention to the Democratic Party".

On the Democratic side, there are nine candidates on the ballot vying for the gubernatorial nomination, and three vying for the Senate nomination.

Terry County Elections Administrator Krystal Valentin reported that 684 local residents made their way to the Annex to cast a ballot in two weeks of early voting, including 625 republicans and 59 democrats.

Democratic primary turnout in the state's largest 15 counties hit 465,245 in early voting, according to the Texas secretary of state.

"We agreed on 90 percent of things", Perriello says, remembering "a respectful primary based on ideas". Now he's a central figure in midterm primaries.

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Distributor Lassaad Goubantini denounced the decision as "an attack on liberties" motivated by "the subject of the film". Merchant and Ivory were partners both romantically and professionally for 44 years, until Merchant died in 2005.

Family legacy on the line: Incumbent Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush - the son of Jeb Bush and the last Bush in political office - faces a primary challenge from former land commissioner Jerry Patterson. Northam won by 9 percentage points, while a slate of liberal nominees changed the direction of the Virginia Assembly. Early signs of such a swell in a bulwark red state could be an even more ominous sign for Republicans nationally this fall if it's borne out by Tuesday's results.

Other races on the ballot are for State Senator, a seat now held by Ted Cruz, State Representative, a seat now held by Jodey Arrington who drew no Republican opposition, the Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General are all on the ballot. One of her 30-second ads alternates between images of Trump and Wall, while a voiceover offers attributes of the two: "Successful businessman man". Still, that has to be more of a draw than renominating Abbott or Senator Ted Cruz.

Democrats fight for Dallas: The third competitive Republican-held seat in Texas' 32nd District is represented by Republican Pete Sessions.

The attack categorized Moser as a Washington insider, and cited an article in which she said she'd rather have her teeth pulled without anesthesia than live in Texas. However, more than 11,000 of those 17,000 new ballots were cast by Democrats, not Republicans.

Created in 1992, the district-largely Hispanic, and comprised of parts of Pasadena and north Houston-was originally expected to be carried by a Hispanic representative, but Green managed to beat Garcia during that first race and proceeded to hold the seat year after year from then on. While speaking with CBS News' Elaine Quijano in February, the Democratic candidate said that he felt "pretty confident." The San Antonio-border country seat could yield a runoff, as well, between Gina Ortiz Jones, an Air Force veteran, and Jay Hulings, a former federal prosecutor. Several longtime members of the Texas Republican House delegation are not running for re-election this year, leaving six Republican-held House seats open.

Feinstein still leads in the polls and may not be seriously threatened in California's so-called jungle primary system, which places all candidates, regardless of party, on the same first ballot, with the top two vote-getters advancing to a second round of voting. Cruz, who has nominal primary opposition himself, isn't taking the race lightly, however.

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