It's Runoff Election Day

The long primary election season that began late last year ends with today's runoffs, topped by four particularly noisy statewide Republican races, a couple more involving Democrats and about a dozen and a half legislative contests around Texas. 

The Republicans have been hogging the spotlight, with four hard-fought races on an uncharacteristically competitive primary ballot. Two of those contests — for lieutenant governor and for attorney general — are the leading current sponsors of acrimonious political advertising on Texans’ television sets.

The state’s Democratic voters have fewer decisions to make, with statewide runoffs for the U.S. Senate and for ...

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