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Waco state Sen. Kip Averitt, who doesn't want to serve another term and didn't lift a finger or spend a dime to win the Republican primary, is nevertheless leading in incomplete returns. His challenger, Darren Yancy of Burleson, was lagging by almost two-to-one with well over half of the precincts counted.
"Do not give up hope."
With 60 percent of precincts counted, Dallas attorney Eric Johnson has a more than 40 percentage point lead over incumbent Rep. Terri Hodge in the District 100 Democratic primary. Hodge pled guilty last month in a citywide corruption scandal. Because there is no Republican or Libertarian running for the seat in the general election, Johnson doesn't have to wait until November to claim victory.
Hector Uribe is just slightly ahead in the Democratic primary.
HD-43 incumbent Rep. Tara Rios Ybarra is in a close fight in her bid to return to the Legislature next year.
Griffin holds an early lead in his bid to replace Lubbock County's Carl Isett.
Rep. Vicki Truitt, R-Southlake, was holding off three primary challengers in early returns, trying to stay out of a runoff as she defends a seat she's held since 1999.
Hank Gilbert maintains a sizable lead over Kinky Friedman with nearly half of votes counted.
After early returns, Sergio Muñoz Jr. leads opponent Sandra Rodriguez in his bid to replace embattled state Rep. Ismael "Kino" Flores in HD-36.