Liveblog: Primary Election Results

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Throughout the night, Texas Tribune reporters will update you on the results of key primary battles statewide, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted. We'll also be updating our election scoreboard as results roll in. 

Will Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst be forced into a runoff in the Republican race for U.S. Senate by former Solicitor General Ted Cruz or former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert? How will the hotly contested Democratic congressional primaries in El Paso, West Texas and Central Texas shake out? Did redistricting cost any legislative incumbents their jobs?

Stay tuned for breaking news updates and political analysis. You can also find complete election results here.  

 

 

Liveblog

by Emily Ramshaw
We're roughly half an hour away from seeing our first early voting totals. Stay tuned for live election results and analysis!
by Emily Ramshaw
Early voting results are slowly trickling in, and populating our election night scoreboard in the process.
by Jay Root
In very, very early returns Mitt Romney is leading the race at well over 60 percent. Ron Paul in second place right now. There are nine choices, including "uncommitted," and a lot of candidates who didn't withdraw their names.
by Morgan Smith
On the SBOE, Thomas Ratliff leading Randy Stevenson 53 to 46 in early results. That's about 100 votes.
by Jay Root
Barack Obama getting about 90 percent of the Democratic vote in extremely early returns.
by Kate Galbraith
For the two Railroad Commission races, the very, very early Republican leaders are Barry Smitherman (the incumbent chairman) and Christi Craddick.
by Aman Batheja
The early vote in is for some of the state's largest counties.

In the Republican race for U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is leading in Tarrant, Dallas and Travis Counties but is far below the 50 percent threshold he needs to pass to avoid a runoff. His best showing is in Travis County is 45 percent. , In Dallas and Travis Counties, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert came in second followed by former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz. In Tarrant County, Cruz comes in 1 percentage point higher than Leppert.
by Ross Ramsey
We've marked all of the one-candidate races as "Decided" on the board.
by Morgan Smith
On the Supreme Court, Justice Don Willett appears to be fending off challenger Steve Smith in early results-- 62 to 37.
by Emily Ramshaw
After early voting,U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has a commanding lead in CD-30 over her opponents, state Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway and attorney Taj Clayton.
by Morgan Smith
Incumbent Michael Soto is trailing behind Marisa Perez in his SBOE race in the early vote -- 75 to 24.
by Emily Ramshaw
We're calling the CD-30 race for incumbent U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, who has 70.7 percent of the vote after early voting.
by Jay Root
Speaker Joe Straus crushing Matt Beebe -- two to one margin -- in early vote. This according to Bexar County website
by Julián Aguilar
Very early returns indicate incumbent U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Edinburg, easily fending off challengers in the CD 15 race. On the GOP side, Eddie Zamora is in the lead.
by Reeve Hamilton
The early voting from Bexar County has incumbent state Sen. Jeff Wentworth slightly ahead in a close race with former railroad commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones for Senat District 25. Donna Campbell trails them both.
by Morgan Smith
Another early SBOE result: incumbent and former chair Gail Lowe behind challenger Sue Melton 47 to 53.
by Emily Ramshaw
After early voting, state Rep. Marc Veasey is edging ahead of attorney Domingo Garcia by about 700 votes in CD-33.
by Kate Galbraith
Latest Railroad Commission: With nearly 170,000 early votes counted, Craddick leads with 34%, Chisum is second at 28%. In the second RRC Republican race, Smitherman leads Parker, 40% to 30% with 162,000 votes counted)
by Morgan Smith
In an open SBOE spot, former school board member Anette Carlisle is leading in early votes over attorney Marty Rowley 53 to 46.
by Becca Aaronson
Early vote in Gregg County gives Rep. David Simpson a three to two lead over challenger Tommy Merritt for House District 7.
by Aman Batheja
There may be a tight race to make a runoff in the Democratic race for U.S. Senate, according to early vote results from some of the state's largest counties. Former state Rep. Paul Sadler is leading the four candidates in Tarrant and Travis Counties. In Dallas County, Addie Allen, a disaster assistance worker for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has the most support so far. Sean Hubbard, a former sales and billing clerk for a door company, had been widely expected to make a runoff with Sadler but appears to be running in third or fourth place in some counties, based on the posted early vote results.
by Emily Ramshaw
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton appears to be off to a commanding lead in CD-6 with nearly 70 percent of the vote.
by Becca Aaronson
Challenger Travis Clardy takes 70 percent of the early vote in Nacogdoches county for HD-11, threatening incumbent Rep. Chuck Hopson.
by Emily Ramshaw
Mental health worker Toni Rose has jumped out ahead of Larry Taylor and Cedric Davis in HD-110, the seat being vacated by state Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway.
by Jay Root
In the "no surprise" department, Nick Lampson is crushing his opponent for Democratic nomination in CD 14. That's the seat Ron Paul is vacating. Leans heavily R but Lampson thinks he'll have a shot in November.
by Becca Aaronson
HD-11 race evens out when Cherokee, Hopson's home county, reports early vote. Travis Clardy now leads by 53 percent.
by Morgan Smith
Early votes show challenger Trent Ashby, the president of the Lufkin school board, leading incumbent Marva Beck 76 to 24 percent —  about 2800 votes.
by Kate Galbraith
Another 100,000 or so votes have come in for Railroad Commission — and now Craddick's at 36%, Chisum at 27%. Interestingly, Berger (13%) is ahead of Sledge (9%). In the other RRC race, Smitherman's at 43%, Parker at 24%, with Murray-Kolb at 22%.
by Aman Batheja
In the Republican primary to replace state Sen. Craig Harris, R-Arlington, state Rep. Kelly Hancock of North Richland Hills drew at least 60 percent of the early vote in both Tarrant and Dallas Counties. Not looking good for state Rep. Todd Smith of Euless.
by Morgan Smith
In east Texas, James White beating Mike Hamilton 61 to 40 percent in early results, that's a little less than 300 votes.
by Emily Ramshaw
We're calling SD-5 for Charles Schwertner, who's above 80 percent after early voting.
by Aman Batheja
In the three-way HD-93 Republican race, state Rep. Barbara Nash may not even make a runoff. Challenger Matt Krause, a lawyer, drew 50 percent of the early vote.
by Julián Aguilar
Former state Rep. Yvonne Gonzalez-Toureilles, D-Alice, has an early lead over Gabriel Zamora in HD-43 Democratic primary race. Winner faces one of three GOP candidates.
by Ross Ramsey
Lamar Smith wins the nomination for another term in CD-21.
by Morgan Smith
Incumbents David Bradley, Ken Mercer and Barbara Cargill fending off their challengers on the SBOE in early results.
by Reeve Hamilton
In Travis County, the Senate District 25 race early votes paint a different picture, with Campbell out ahead of Wentworth and with Jones in third. Early votes in Hays County show a similar situation.
by Emily Ramshaw
We're calling SD-28 for incumbent Sen. Robert Duncan.
by Jay Root
Sen. Mike Jackson trailing in early returns in CD 36. Hard to know what returns are coming in, but he was widely expected -- even by his opponents -- to get into a runoff. Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman looking like a strong contender for runoff.
by Aman Batheja
In the three-way Democratic primary to replace state Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, Nicole Gaines leads in early vote against Jesse Gaines and Dulani "Jamal" Masimini.
by Becca Aaronson
Rep. Lance Gooden takes small lead, 57 percent, over challenge Stuart Spitzer in Henderson County early voting results.
by Aman Batheja
In HD-90, state Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, is leading primary challenger Carlos Vasquez in early voting.
by Ross Ramsey
Sid Miller's well behind in early returns — getting beat 2-to-1 by J.D. Sheffield — but his home county isn't in the count yet.
by Brandi Grissom
In Williamson County DA race, County Attorney Jana Duty is up with 52% of the vote to incumbent John Bradley's 47%.
by Brandi Grissom
With some early votes in for HD9, Rep. Wayne Christian is up 56% to Marshall Mayor Chris Paddie's 44%.
by Aman Batheja
In HD-98 in northeast Tarrant County, state Rep. Vicki Truitt, R-Southlake, is trailing primary challenger Giovanni Capriglione in early voting.
by Brandi Grissom
With some HD6 early votes in, incumbent state Rep. Leo Berman is down 39% to challenger Matt Schaefer's 61%.
by Julián Aguilar
In the open CD 34 race, Republican Adela Garza leading the field of three. Filemon Vela leads in Democratic Primary. This one could go to a runoff, however. A total of 11 candidates are vying for that seat.
by Kate Galbraith
RR Commission Democratic candidate Dale Henry is winning by, gosh, 100%! He will face winner of Craddick/Chisum/Berger/Sledge/Burgess/Cotten race. The other RRC race will not be contested by the Dems.
by Aman Batheja
In HD-97 in Tarrant County, state Rep. Mark Shelton is running for higher office and three Republicans are vying to replace him. Craig Goldman is leading the early vote against Susan Todd and Chris Hatch.
by Kate Galbraith
El Paso polls close in three minutes, at 8 p.m. (The Spurs-Thunder game also starts then!)
by Brandi Grissom
In HD-5, incumbent state Rep. Bryan Hughes seems headed to re-election with 82% of the vote early on, to his opponent Mary Lookadoo's 18%.
by Aman Batheja
Tarrant County got a new Democratic-leaning House district this year, HD-101, due to population growth. In the three way race, former state Rep. Chris Turner is leading former state Rep. Paula Pierson and Vickie Barnett, according to early vote results.
by Reeve Hamilton
Early results have U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett in the lead in the Democratic primary for Congressional District 35. He's followed by Sylvia Romo.
by Aman Batheja
Early voting in the Tarrant County race to replace state Rep. Todd Smith, R-Euless, who opted to run for higher office, shows Jonathan Stickland leading Bedford City Council member Roger Fisher. Fisher was endorsed by Smith.
by Ross Ramsey
Calling the presidential races. You're surprised, right? It's Obama and Romney.
by Julián Aguilar
In open HD 40, attorneys Terry Canales and Agustin Hernandez, Jr. in the top two spots. If this holds, the two are headed for a runoff election July 31.
by Aman Batheja
The decision by state Rep. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, to run for higher office sparked a four-way Republican primary to represent his House district. The results from early voting show a runoff appears likely with North Richland Hills City Council member Ken Sapp and former Tarrant County Republican Chair Stephanie Klick. Sapp is leading by 11 percentage points in the early vote.
by Julián Aguilar
Early voting results indicate former El Paso City Council member Beto O’Rourke leading in his match up with entrenched incumbent Silvestre Reyes. O’Rourke with about 51 percent to Reyes’ 43 percent. A field of five could mean a runoff, however.
by Becca Aaronson
With the early vote for the entire HD-7 now in, Rep. David Simpson still leads Tommy Merritt, 60 percent to 40 percent.
by Julián Aguilar
In far east El Paso county’s HD-75, Mary Gonzalez leads Hector Enriquez with 53 percent of the vote. Enriquez has 36 percent and long-shot candidate Tony San Roman has about 12 percent.
by Aman Batheja
Republican primary early voters in Harris County were heavily courted by both Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, both of whom have Houston roots. In the early vote, Dewhurst leads with 52 percent followed by Cruz at 38 percent.
by Aman Batheja
Calling two Republican primaries in Tarrant County. State Rep. Diane Patrick of Arlington has won her primary against Trina Lanza. State Rep. Mark Shelton of Fort Worth has won his bid against Derek Cooper to challenge state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, in November.
by Julián Aguilar
In El Paso’s HD-77, incumbent Marisa Marquez has a commanding lead over challenger Aaron Barraza. After early voting, Marquez with 62 percent of the vote compared to his 38 percent.
by Jay Root
Democrats Jamaal Smith and Gene Wu are early leaders in District 137 race for seat being vacated by Scott Hochberg
by Brandi Grissom
We're calling HD5 for state Rep. Bryan Hughes. He's up 82% to challenger Mary Lookadoo's 18%.
by Becca Aaronson
Cecil Bell Jr. takes the lead for the open seat for HD-3 with Waller County's early vote reported. Bob Bagley, the Tea Party affiliated candidate, is in second. Troy Bonin is in third.
by Ross Ramsey
Blake Farenthold gets the Republican nomination for another term in Congress. Now he waits to find out who the Democrats will send in. He's at 81 percent with early votes from the big counties in. On the Democratic side, Jerry Trevino is ahead but hasn't broken 50 percent.
by Julián Aguilar
Oscar Longoria ahead of Gus Ruiz in HD 35 race. After early voting, Longoria with 56.5 percent to Ruiz’s 43.5 percent. It’s winner take all in this one; there isn’t a GOP candidate.
by Kate Galbraith
Not much change in the RRC races as the votes keep coming in: Smitherman up 43-28 percent over Parker, Craddick up 35-28 percent over Chisum.
by Jay Root
Straus issues statement hailing his strong victory: The voters of District 121 refused to let their seat be bought by outside interests who poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into distortions that they knew weren’t true. And I want all my colleagues in the Texas House to know: We can abide by Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment and
win through the power of positive ideas."
by Morgan Smith
We're calling the HD 57 race for Trent Ashby over incumbent Marva Beck.
by Jay Root
Despite spirited effort to defeat him, House Speaker Joe Straus cruises to an easy primary win. Final percentage won't be known for a while.
by Jay Root
Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, who barely raised any money for his race, currently leading new District 36.
by Julián Aguilar
Former Democrat J.M. Lozano trailing GOP challenger Bill T. Wilson in HD 43 primary. Wilson with 64 percent to Lozano’s 22 percent.
by Ross Ramsey
Sam Johnson's a winner in CD-3. Calling that one.
by Kate Galbraith
Gov Perry, appearing on Fox, says it's appropriate that the "best economy in the country would be the one to nominate" Romney, who "is going to carry our message about job creation in this country." He was speaking from Georgetown TX.
by Thanh Tan
With early returns and 1% of precincts reporting in SD 30, incumbent state Sen. Craig Estes is beating opponent Jim Herblin, 65% to 35%. With only 2% of precincts reporting in Collin/Rockwall counties in HD-33, former NFL player Scott Turner beating former Judge and attorney Jim Pruitt, 60% to 39%. (Turner is winning big in Collin County, but he's slightly trailing in Pruitt's home county of Rockwall.)
by Aman Batheja
Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has conceded in his bid to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, according to a tweet from WFAA Reporter Jason Whitely in Dallas.
by Ayan Mittra
We're calling CD-6 for incumbent Joe Barton, who leads with 64 percent. His nearest challenger has 19 percent.
by Ryan Murphy
We are calling CD-10 on the GOP side. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul should advance to the general election.
by Morgan Smith
Early results — 26 of 86 precincts reporting— have Public Ed Chair Rob Eissler trailing behind challenger by 700 votes.
by Reeve Hamilton
Sylvia Romo's campaign says she called Lloyd Doggett and conceded in the Democratic primary in CD-35.
by Jay Root
Is the grudge match finally over in HD-146? Borris Miles beating up on Al Edwards in early vote.
by Julián Aguilar
Early results show two-term Webb County Commissioner Jerry Garza with a lead over incumbent Tracy King in HD-80 race. Garza with 55 percent; King with 45.
by Ross Ramsey
Calling these incumbents' races: Kevin Brady, Kay Granger, Mac Thornberry, Bill Flores, Randy Neugebauer, Pete Olson, and John Carter.
by Morgan Smith
Looks like SBOE incumbent Michael Soto, D-San Antonio, is in trouble. Social worker Marisa Perez ahead 66-34 percent.
by Ross Ramsey
Calling Sens. Tommy Williams and Craig Estes winners.
by Jay Root
State Rep. Randy Weber a safe bet for runoff in race to replace Ron Paul. Pearland City Councilwoman Felicia Harris leading for No. 2 spot, but it's early.
by Julián Aguilar
Incumbent Tracy King now with the lead over Garza in HD 80 race, 53 to 47 percent.
by Becca Aaronson
Rep. Chuck Hopson and challenger, Travis Clardy are tied at 47 percent with all of the early votes counted for HD-11. Clardy leads by 66 votes. The third candidate, Tony Sevilla, is far behind, but could cause a run-off between the other two challengers.
by Reeve Hamilton
Sylvia Romo, who just conceded to Lloyd Doggett in CD-35, told the Tribune that she was disappointed about the lack of participation in the election, but she does not have any regrets about her campaign. She said that as a longtime Democrat, she will support Doggett in the general. As for races in her future, she said she's going to "keep the door open."
by Jay Root
Sen. Mike Jackson currently in 5th place in CD 36.
by Brandi Grissom
The HD-9 race is looking to be a nail-biter. Rep. Wayne Christian is up 303 votes over Chris Paddie with more than half the precincts reporting.
by Thanh Tan
More early voting returns from Collin and Denton counties (where 0 to 2 percent of precincts have reported): In HD-64 state Rep. Myra Crownover is thumping Tea Party opponent Mike Brucia, 71 percent to 28 percent. In HD-65, Ron Simmons is beating Dave Loerwald and Mike Hennefer, with 62 percent of the early vote. If those numbers hold, Simmons may avoid a run-off. In HD-67, Jon Cole and Jeff Leach are heading toward a runoff, with Roger Burns trailing by a few hundred votes. The race to succeed Ken Paxton in HD-70 shows Scott Sanford is leading Bracy Wilson, 60 percent to 39 percent. HD-106 Republican candidate Pat Fallon is leading former school board member Amber Fulton, 75 percent to 24 percent.
by Julián Aguilar
Former Democrat J.M. Lozano closing the gap against challenger Bill T. Wilson in HD 43 primary. Wilson with 49.3 percent to Lozano’s 37.3 percent.
by Aman Batheja
Educator Grady Yarbrough of San Antonio is currently running second in the four-way Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, with 21 percent of precincts reporting.
Reached by phone, Yarbrough said he had not been following the results but is not surprised he is running ahead of Addie Allen and Sean Hubbard and only behind former state Rep. Paul Sadler.
“I felt that it would be a runoff and yes, I have a plan for the runoff,” Yarbrough said. “It’s turning out the way I thought it would.”
Unlike his three competitors in the primary, Yarbrough has not reported raising or spending any money with the Federal Elections Commission. Yarbrough said he just hasn’t filed any reports yet but did spend money around the state promoting his campaign. Yarbrough said he advertised in African-American newspapers and had yard signs up in several parts of the state.
“I spent money, you bet I have,” Yarbrough said.
by Thanh Tan
Possibility of two more run-off elections in Dallas area state races. We're still waiting for district precincts to report, but early returns indicate HD 114 House GOP candidate (and former state lawmaker) Bill Keffer is leading Jason Villalba, 47 percent to 40 percent. The remaining 12 percent of votes have gone to David Boone. In HD 115, optometrist Steve Nguyen (who has raised the most money so far) has garnered 35% of the vote; school board member and civil engineer Bennett Ratliff has accumulated 30%; Matt Rinaldi trails at 26 percent.
by Brandi Grissom
In HD6 state Rep. Leo Berman has lost to challenger Matt Schaefer, a Tyler lawyer. Berman, who is battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma, had said that he was retiring after the last legislative session but decided to run again after meeting Schaefer, whom he described as arrogant. Berman was going through chemotherapy during the campaign.
by Ryan Murphy
Calling the GOP candidacy for CD-11 in favor of current U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway. With 29% of precincts reporting, Conaway leads with 72% of the vote.
by Ross Ramsey
Calling these House races for the incumbents: Dan Flynn, John Raney, John Otto, Allan Ritter, Garnet Coleman, Harvey Hilderbran, Doug Miller, and Charles Perry.
by Jay Root
Rep. Jim Murphy blowing out challenger Ann Witt in early vote
by Ross Ramsey
Left Myra Crownver of Denton off that list. She's a nominee.
by Julián Aguilar
With a third of the precincts reporting, a close one in HD 40: Canales at 32 percent, Hernandez at 25 percent, Robert Peña at 23 percent, TC Betancourt at 19. Looks like a runoff is likely.
by Kate Galbraith
With a quarter of precincts reporting, Barry Smitherman and Christi Craddick pulling ahead in their respective Railroad Commission (Republican) races. Neither's particularly close to the magic 50% number, though, to avoid a runoff.
by Ross Ramsey
We're down to two undecided races for Texas Senate, with the Central Texas contest — Jeff Wentworth vs. Elizabeth Ames Jones and Donna Campbell — headed to a runoff and the second looking an awful lot like a victory (though we haven't yet called it) for Kelly Hancock over Todd Smith.
by Aman Batheja
The Associated Press has projected the Republican U.S. Senate race will go to a runoff between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz.
by Becca Aaronson
Rep. David Simpson is still leading Tommy Merritt with all of Gregg county precincts reporting. With more than 50 percent of the district accounted for, Simpson is ahead by more than 3,000 votes.
by Jay Root
Nearly three-quarters of the precincts in HD 121 are in, and Joe Straus is maintaining a two-to-one margin over challenger Matt Beebe. Stronger than expected showing for him.
by Aman Batheja
Calling the SD-9 race to replace state Sen. Chris Harris, R-Arlington, for state Rep. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills over state Rep. Todd Smith, R-Euless.
by Becca Aaronson
Rep. Chuck Hopson may be rising above the criticism that he's not conservative enough. With 42 percent of precincts reporting, Hopson has regained the lead over his challenger, Travis Clardy, and currently has 49.9 percent. But the votes from Nacogdoches county, Clardy's hometown, aren't all in yet, and could be trouble for the incumbent.
by Aman Batheja
Calling the HD-96 race for state Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, over challenger Mike Leyman.
by Brandi Grissom
Just 39 votes separating state Rep. Wayne Christian and Marshall Mayor Chris Paddie right now in HD-9 .
by Emily Ramshaw
We're calling HD-110 for mental health worker Toni Rose, who has 63 percent of the vote in the Dallas County district. The seat was vacated by Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway, who lost her bid against U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson tonight.
by Aman Batheja
The Club for Growth is celebrating that the Republican race to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has gone to a runoff, according to some news outlets including the Associated Press.
The group has made waves in recent weeks by spending heavily to influence GOP primaries in other states. The group has invested over $2.5 million over the last year in Texas, nearly all of it opposing Dewhurst.
"Despite millions of dollars of desperate and negative attacks, David Dewhurst must now face true conservative Ted Cruz one-on-one…and that’s David Dewhurst’s worst nightmare," Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said. "Ted Cruz is a champion of economic freedom and the Club for Growth PAC strongly supports his candidacy.”
by Becca Aaronson
With all of the precincts in Rusk and Cherokee counties reporting, Hopson leads by 52 percent. We're still waiting on 16 precincts in Nacogdoches county, which could send the race to a runoff between Hopson and Clardy.
by Becca Aaronson
We’re calling HD-3 for Cecil Bell Jr., president of Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees, who leads with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Bob Bagley, the Tea Party affiliated candidate follows Bell with 26 percent. Troy Bonin, a family man and dentist, has 14 percent.
by Thanh Tan
We're calling HD 33 for former NFL player-turned-businessman Scott Turner, who's beating attorney Jim Pruitt handily in Collin County, with 79 percent of precincts reporting. Pruitt beat Turner in Rockwall County, but by less than a three-point margin.
by Aman Batheja
Ready to call the Republican primary to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will go to a runoff between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz.
by Julián Aguilar
CD 16: Beto O’Rourke holding the lead over Reyes with 50.66 percent to the incumbent’s 44.05 percent.
by Ayan Mittra
We're calling CD-24 for U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant.
by Emily Ramshaw
CD-33 is definitely headed for a runoff — Veasey, Garcia, Hicks are rounding out the top 3. David Alameel, for all that cash spent, hasn't broken 10 percent.
by Becca Aaronson
Rep. David Simpson has held his seat against Tommy Merritt — despite the mug-slinging mailer sent out by Tommy Merritt’s campaign accusing Simpson of exposing Americans to terrorism. With all precincts reporting, Simpson won by 3,874 votes over Merritt.
by Thanh Tan
We're calling HD 106 for Pat Fallon. With 51 percent of precincts reporting in Denton County, Fallon leads opponent Amber Fulton with 72 percent. There is no Democrat running in this race, so he is guaranteed a spot in the Legislature next January.
by Julián Aguilar
Lozano pulls ahead. With 23 percent of the precincts reporting, the former Democrat has 44.8 percent to Wilson’s 41.7 percent. Lozano ahead by 80 votes.
by Emily Ramshaw
Governor Perry has released a statement doubling down on Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who looks headed for a runoff: "Now, more than ever, we must work to send a proven conservative leader like David Dewhurst to Washington."
by Thanh Tan
We're calling HD 70 for Scott Sanford, the accountant and executive pastor at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, TX. With 79 percent of precincts reporting, he is beating fellow Republican Bracy Wilson, 60 percent to 39 percent. Since there is no Democrat in the field, Sanford is heading to the Texas Legislature. Sanford attended Baylor University with the man he is replacing in the House, Ken Paxton.
by Ryan Murphy
With 21% of the votes in, U.S. Rep. John Culberson has pulled in 88% of the vote and looks to be moving on to the general election as the GOP candidate in CD-7. We're calling it. On the Democratic side, Lissa Squiers is head of Jim Cargas by only 146 votes.
by Aman Batheja
Calling District 91 will go to a runoff between North Richland Hills City Council member Ken Sapp and former Tarrant County Republican Chair Stephanie Klick.
by Jay Root
Rep. Larry Taylor wins Senate District with out a runoff
by Aman Batheja
Giovanni Capriglione has defeated state Rep. Vicki Truitt, R-Southlake, in HD-98.
by Morgan Smith
Looks like House Public Ed Chair Rob Eissler has been defeated, according to results from Montgomery County. He's about 2k votes behind with all precincts reporting.
by Thanh Tan
With 47 percent of precincts now counted in HD 1114, GOP candidate Jason Villalba has overtaken Bill Keffer. His lead is slim — 45 percent to 42 percent, respectively.
by Kate Galbraith
With 53% of the vote in, we're saying that Christi Craddick will face a runoff in the Railroad Commission race. She's currently ahead with 36% of the vote; State Rep Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, is second at 27% & should be her runoff opponent.

In the second RRC race, Barry Smitherman is well ahead at 43%; still a bit early to say definitively whether he'll have a runoff or not.
by Thanh Tan
With 70 percent of precincts reporting in HD 67, it appears the top two Republican candidates, Jon Cole and Jeff Leach, will face off in a runoff election. So far, Cole is taking 32 percent of the vote; Leach has 31 percent.
by Aman Batheja
Former state Rep. Chris Turner has won in a three-way Democratic primary in the newly-drawn HD-101 in Tarrant County, defeating former state Rep. Paula Pierson and Vicki Barnett.
by Ryan Murphy
With 70% of the vote and 45% of precincts reporting, we are calling the Democratic nomination inCD-15 for U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa .
by Julián Aguilar
CD 16: O’Rourke still ahead of Reyes with 50.26 percent to Reyes’ 44.49 percent.
by Julián Aguilar
HD 75: Gonzalez still ahead of Enriquez with 52 percent to Enriquez’s 37 percent.
by Aman Batheja
Updates in several state House races in Tarrant County. State Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, has defeated Carlos Vasquez in the HD-90 Democratic primary. In HD-95, Craig Goldman defeated Susan Todd and Chris Hatch. In HD-92, Jonathan Stickland beat Roger Fisher.
The Democratic primary in HD-95 to replace state Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, appears likely to be headed to a runoff between Nicole Collier and Jesse Gaines.
by Jay Root
Looking like Jacquie Chaumette and Rick Miller headed for runoff in HD 26, the seat Charlie Howard is vacating
by Ross Ramsey
Calling these: Reps. Bill Zedler, Debbie Riddle, Byron Cook; U.S. Reps. Ralph Hall, Kenny Marchant; open seat Texas House: Cecil Bell, Ed Thompson, Scott Turner, Scott Sanford.
by Julián Aguilar
HD 77: Calling it for Marquez over Barraza. The incumbent has 62 percent to the challenger’s 38 percent.
by Becca Aaronson
Although Hopson led by 166 votes with all precincts reported, he ultimately lost Nacogdoches county to Clardy and didn't secure 50 percent of the vote. The two candidates are headed to a run-off.
by Emily Ramshaw
Time to call it: It's going to be a Marc Veasey/Domingo Garcia runoff in CD-33 in North Texas.
by Julián Aguilar
HD 43: Close one here. Lozano over Wilson. The former Democrat has 43.8 percent to Wilson’s 42.3 percent. Looks like a runoff is in the works.
by Brandi Grissom
Leading in the Williamson County DA race, Jana Duty says the election results that are going against John Bradley show that voters there want prosecutors to be tough on crime but fair. "It's very important to people that we have both," she said.
The latest results from the county show Duty is up with 54 percent of the vote to Bradley's 46 percent. The campaign focused largely on Bradley's role in the wrongful conviction case of Michael Morton. For more than five years, Bradley opposed DNA testing that ultimately exonerated Morton after he spent nearly 25 years in prison for his wife's murder. The DNA also led to the capture of Mark Norwood, who is now awaiting trial for the 1986 murder of Christine Morton.
by Julián Aguilar
HD 35: Longoria over Ruiz with 51 percent of the precincts reporting. Longoria with 56.5 percent to Ruiz’s 43.45.
by Thanh Tan
We're calling HD 65 for Ron Simmons of Lewisville. The Republican candidate won 61 percent of the vote, easily overtaking opponents Dave Loerwald and Michael Hennefer. With more money than the other candidates, the financial consultant was able to flood the district with mailers and posters to increase his name recognition. Simmons will face Democrat Gary Brown in the fall. The seat is being vacated by state Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton.
by Julián Aguilar
HD 40: Looks like a runoff between attorneysTerry Canales and Agustin Hernandez, Jr.. With 90 percent of the precincts reporting, Canales has 32 percent of the vote total compared to Hernandez’s 25.46 percent. Robert Peña in third place with 23.34 percent.
by Brandi Grissom
With 100 percent of Williamson County precincts reporting, district attorney John Bradley has lost a contentious bid to keep his job after opposing DNA testing in the Michael Morton case for more than five years. Bradley — who Gov. Rick Perry had endorsed — lost to Williamson County Attorney Jana Duty, who raked in 55 percent of the vote, compared to Bradley's 45 percent.
by Morgan Smith
We're calling HD-19 for James White, who leads Mike Hamilton 57 to 43 percent, with 60 percent reporting.
by Aman Batheja
State Rep. Barbara Nash, R-Arlington, will not be returning to the Texas House next year. In a three-way Republican primary for HD-93, lawyer Matt Krause nabbed 50.7 percent of the vote, defeating Nash and former Texas Eagle Forum President Pat Carlson.
by Aman Batheja
Confirmed now that the HD-95 Democratic primary to replace state Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, will head to a runoff between Nicole Collier and Jesse Gaines.
by Ross Ramsey
More calls, some of which I forgot to mention earlier: Reps. Armando Martinez, Ralph Sheffield, Tracy King, Dan Huberty.
by Brandi Grissom
In a tight finish, state Rep. Wayne Christian in HD-9 has lost to Marshall Mayor Chris Paddie, 52 percent to 48 percent.
by Julián Aguilar
CD 16: Beto O’Rourke looks like he’s headed toward a victory over Silvestre Reyes. According to unofficial results, O’Rourke edged out the incumbent by 1,976 votes, garnering 51.34 percent to Reyes’ 43.31 percent. If the results hold, O’Rourke will face Republican Barbara Carrasco .
by Julián Aguilar
HD 75: Mary Gonzalez wins the seat without a runoff. According to unofficial results, Gonzalez won 52.88 percent of the vote. ChallengerHector Enriquez garnered 35.54 percent.
by Reeve Hamilton
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, finds himself in a run-off with physician Donna Campbell. Despite significant financial backing, former railroad commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones falls short.
by Julián Aguilar
HD 35: Oscar Longoria outlasts Gus Ruiz to win the seat outright. There is no GOP candidate in the race. Longoria received 56.54 percent of the vote.
by Reeve Hamilton
In a photo-finish, Kesha Rogers, who has run on a platform of impeaching President Obama and has been disavowed by the Texas Democratic Party, appears to have edged out K.P. George by fewer than 100 votes in CD-22. Look for his campaign to ask for a recount. If the result stands, this is her second consecutive victory in the district's Democratic primary.
by Aman Batheja
In the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, former state Rep. Paul Sadler will be in a runoff with educator Grady Yarbrough. Sean Hubbard, who many had expected to end up in the runoff with Sadler, came in last behind Addie Allen.
by Julián Aguilar
CD 16: After serving the people of El Paso since 1996U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyeslooks to have lost to challengerBeto O’Rourke. O’Rourke narrowly avoided a runoff, garnering 50.47 percent of the votes to Reyes’ 44.35 percent.
by Emily Ramshaw
The Campaign for Primary Accountability, a super PAC that aimed to unseat lawmakers they believed were ineffective incumbents, released a statement on its mixed success in Texas congressional races.
Spokesman Curtis Ellis lauded the group's role in defeating U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, who "had all the benefits of incumbency.. The voters exercised their franchise and chose Beto O’Rourke."
In CD-4, incumbent U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall won — with 58 percent of the vote. Ellis said he was "the only incumbent to earn less than 60 percent of the vote" — calling that a relative victory.
by Emily Ramshaw
Donna Campbell, who made it into a runoff with state Sen. Jeff Wentworth for the San Antonio seat, released the following statement: "Our campaign was outnumbered, outspent, and doubted by many in the media -- but what we lacked in conventional campaign structure we made up for in faith, determination, and a conservative message of smaller government and fiscal responsibility. This victory may have shocked some pundits, especially our win in Travis County outright, but to our grassroots supporters, tea party members, and Texas families, the outcome was no surprise."
by Julián Aguilar
With 98.55 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent and former Democrat J.M. Lozano is headed toward a runoff against Bill T. Wilson II Lozano earned 41.67 percent of the votes, compared to Wilson’s 47.24 percent. The winner faces former state Rep. Yvonne Gonzales Toureilles
by Thanh Tan
With 100 percent of precincts reporting in HD 114 and HD 115 in Dallas County, we can report both races will have runoff elections in July. The two Republican attorneys advancing in HD 114 are former state lawmaker Bill Keffer and Jason Villalba. Keffer received 47 percent of the vote in today's election, compared to 41 percent for Villalba. In the Republican primary for HD 115, Vietnamese American optometrist Steve Nguyen will face Bennett Ratliff, a civil engineer and longtime member of the Coppell School Board. Nguyen won 35 percent of the vote; Ratliff received 30 percent.

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