Interactive: The Races of the 2012 General Election

All that's left is the general election. There are more than 240 races on the ballot for Texans to decide. Many of those races, however, are already decided, since redistricting made some districts unfavorable for one party or another. This spreadsheet lists the races by type and district; the candidates for the Democrats, the Republicans, the Libertarians and the Greens; how Obama and Perry did in their 2008 and 2010 elections; and the Texas Weekly Index for each district (the average difference between Republican and Democrats candidates in contested statewide elections over the last two cycles; with red numbers for Republicans and blue ones for Democrats).

Next come sortable columns showing which races have incumbents, which have no Democrats, which have no Republicans, which are in swing districts (Perry and Obama each got between 45 percent and 55 percent in their respective races), which were 12 points either way off center according to their TWIs, and which are inhospitable — drawn so that a district's leanings are opposite those of its incumbent.

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Statewide Races
District Race Democrat Republican Libertarian Green Obama '08 Perry '10 TWI Inc. Out No D No R Swing TWI -12%/+12% Inhosp.
1 President Barack Obama (I) Mitt Romney Gary E. Johnson Jill Stein 43.6% 55.0% -17.1 X
1 U.S. Senate Paul Sadler Ted Cruz John Jay Myers David B. Collins 43.6% 55.0% -17.1 X
1 Railroad Commission Dale Henry Christi Craddick Vivekandanda Wall Chris Kennedy 43.6% 55.0% -17.1 X
2 Railroad Commission Barry Smitherman (I) Jaime JOP Perez Josh Wendel 43.6% 55.0% -17.1 X
2 Supreme Court of Texas Don Willett (I) RS Roberto Koelsch 43.6% 55.0% -17.1 X
4 Supreme Court of Texas John Devine Tom Oxford Charles E. Waterbury 43.6% 55.0% -17.1 X X
6 Supreme Court of Texas Michele Petty Nathan Hecht (I) Mark Ash Jim Chisholm 43.6% 55.0% -17.1
1 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Keith Hampton Sharon Keller (I) 43.6% 55.0% -17.1
7 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Barbara Parker Hervey (I) Mark W. Bennett 43.6% 55.0% -17.1 X
8 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Elsa Alcala (I) William Bryan Strange III 43.6% 55.0% -17.1 X
U.S.Congress
District Democrat Republican Libertarian Green Obama '08 Perry '10 TWI Inc. Out No D No R Swing TWI -12%/+12% Inhosp.
1 Shirley McKellar Louie Gohmert (I) Clark Patterson 30.4% 66.1% -39.6
2 Jim Dougherty Ted Poe (I) Kenneth Duncan Mark A. Roberts 37.3% 59.9% -31.6
3 Sam Johnson (I) Christopher J. Claytor 37.4% 63.7% -35 X
4 VaLinda Hathcox Ralph Hall (I) Thomas Griffing 29.3% 64.1% -37.7
5 Linda Mrosko Jeb Hensarling (I) Ken Ashby 37.3% 58.7% -27.3
6 Kenneth Sanders Joe Barton (I) Hugh Chauvin Brandon Parmer 42.2% 56.0% -19.5
7 James Jim Cargas John Culberson (I) Drew Parks Lance Findley 40.4% 56.7% -28.2
8 Neil Burns Kevin Brady (I) Roy Hall 26.1% 70.5% -50.5
9 Al Green (I) Steve Mueller John Wieder Vanessa Foster 76.1% 22.4% 50.3
10 Tawana W. Cadien Michael McCaul (I) Richard Priest 42.6% 56.0% -21.7
11 Jim Riley Mike Conaway (I) Scott J. Ballard 23.1% 72.6% -53
12 Dave Robinson Kay Granger (I) Matthew Solodow 35.4% 62.1% -33.6
13 None Mac Thornberry (I) John Robert Deek Keith F. Houston 22.2% 71.6% -54 X
14 Nick Lampson Randy Weber Zach Grady Rhett Rosenquest Smith 42.1% 55.9% -16.5 X
15 Ruben Hinojosa (I) Dale Brueggemann Ron Finch 57.3% 44.1% 11 X
16 Beto O'Rourke Barbara Carrasco Junart Sodoy 64.4% 38.0% 23 X
17 Bill Flores (I) Ben Easton 40.9% 55.7% -21.4 X
18 Sheila Jackson Lee (I) Sean Seibert Christopher Barber 76.6% 23.1% 49.5
19 Randy Neugebauer (I) Richard Peterson 27.9% 68.0% -46.1 X
20 Joaquin Castro David Rosa A.E. Potts Antonio Diaz 58.2% 40.8% 12.3 X
21 Candace E. Duval Lamar Smith (I) John-Henry Liberty Bill Stout 42.2% 57.6% -24.5
22 Kesha Rogers Pete Olson (I) Steven Susman Don Cook 38.8% 60.0% -28.4
23 Pete Gallego Francisco Quico Canseco (I) Jeffrey C. Blunt Ed Scharf 49.9% 51.7% -5.7 X X
24 Tim Rusk Kenny Marchant (I) John Stathas 40.5% 60.8% -28.7
25 Elaine Henderson Roger Williams Betsy Dewey Roger Quannah Settler 42.7% 54.8% -19.9 X X
26 David Sanchez Michael Burgess (I) Mark Boler 34.9% 65.7% -38.8
27 Rose Meza Harrison R. Blake Farenthold (I) Corrie Byrd 40.1% 57.3% -19.8
28 Henry Cuellar (I) Williams Will Hayward Patrick Hisel Michael D. Cary 58.3% 40.4% 15.5
29 Gene Green (I) James Stanczak Maria Selva 62.2% 31.5% 30.5 X
30 Eddie Bernice Johnson (I) Travis Washington Jr. Ed Rankin 78.3% 21.1% 54.7
31 Stephen Wyman John Carter (I) Ethan Garofolo 42.5% 58.3% -24.5
32 Katherine Savers McGovern Pete Sessions (I) Seth Hollist 43.8% 55.5% -21.1
33 Marc Veasey Chuck Bradley Tommy Alicea Ed Lindsay 68.6% 29.9% 36.3 X
34 Filemon Vela Jessica Puente-Bradshaw Steven Shanklin 60.0% 42.3% 17.3 X
35 Lloyd Doggett (I) Susan Narvaiz Ross Lynn Leone Meghan Owen 63.2% 36.6% 21.2
36 Max Martin Steve Stockman Michael MKC Cole 29.5% 65.2% -37.6 X
State Board of Education
District Democrat Republican Libertarian Green Obama '08 Perry '10 TWI Inc. Out No D No R Swing TWI -12%/+12% Inhosp.
1 Martha Dominguez Carlos Charlie Garza (I) 56.3% 44.5% 9.6 X X
2 Ruben Cortez Jr. Laurie Turner Lenard Nelson 52.0% 48.7% 1.4 X X X
3 Marisa Perez David Williams 60.7% 38.7% 18.9 X
4 Lawrence A. Allen Jr. (I) 76.9% 20.9% 53.8 X
5 Rebecca Bell-Metereau Ken Mercer (I) Mark Loewe Irene Meyer Scharf 46.5% 53.9% -15.9 X
6 Traci Jensen Donna Bahorich Gene Clark G C Molison 40.8% 56.9% -26.2 X
7 David Bradley (I) Matthew Petre 37.9% 59.5% -24.9 X
8 Dexter Smith Barbara Cargill (I) 31.5% 65.8% -40.9
9 Thomas Ratliff (I) Sherri L. Little 29.5% 65.2% -39.4 X
10 Judy Jennings Tom Maynard 44.9% 54.7% -17.6 X
11 Patricia Pat Hardy (I) Jason Darr 37.1% 62.1% -32.3 X
12 Lois Parrott Geraldine Miller 41.4% 58.1% -25.7 X
13 Mavis Best Knight (I) S.T. Russell 71.6% 27.2% 41.5
14 Sue Melton Stephen Hawkins 32.1% 64.3% -39 X X
15 Steven Schafersman Marty Rowley 24.9% 70.6% -50.7 X X
Texas Senate
District Democrat Republican Libertarian Green Obama '08 Perry '10 TWI Inc. Out No D in Race No R in Race Swing TWI -12%/+12% Inhosp.
1 Stephen Russell Kevin Eltife (I) 29.8% 65.0% -38.1
2 Robert Bob Deuell (I) 38.2% 58.1% -25.3 X
3 Robert Nichols (I) Joseph Dauben 27.9% 65.4% -39 X
4 Tommy Williams (I) Bob Townsend 32.2% 67.3% -39.8 X
5 Charles Schwertner Jeffrey Fox 38.8% 59.7% -28.4 X X
6 Mario Gallegos Jr. (I) R.W. Bray 63.5% 31.0% 32
7 Sam Tejas Texas Dan Patrick (I) 33.0% 65.3% -40.5
8 Jack G.B. Ternan Jr. Ken Paxton Ed Kless 39.3% 61.3% -30.7 X
9 Pete Martinez Kelly Hancock Dave McElwee 41.3% 58.8% -24.1 X
10 Wendy Davis (I) Mark Shelton 47.1% 52.7% -11.5 X X X
11 Jacqueline Acquistapace Larry Taylor 36.5% 60.2% -29.1 X
12 Jane Nelson (I) John A Betz Jr. 36.1% 64.3% -36.2 X
13 Rodney Ellis (I) 83.1% 15.9% 64.2 X
14 Kirk Watson (I) Guy Fielder Ryan M. Dixon 63.8% 36.0% 19
15 John Whitmire (I) Bill Walker 59.8% 38.4% 15.1
16 John Carona (I) Jared Leiman 43.9% 56.3% -22.4 X
17 Joan Huffman (I) Austin Page David Courtney 41.4% 55.7% -24.9 X
18 Glenn Hegar (I) 34.7% 61.9% -33.1 X
19 Carlos Charlie Uresti (I) Michael Berlanga 55.5% 44.7% 7.4 X
20 Juan Chuy Hinojosa (I) Raul Torres 55.8% 45.5% 9.7 X
21 Judith Zaffirini (I) Grant Rostig Joseph Morse 58.2% 40.9% 14.9
22 Lyndon Laird Brian Birdwell (I) Tom Kilbride 33.9% 60.1% -32.3
23 Royce West (I) Bishop John Lawson 79.9% 19.2% 58.3
24 Troy Fraser (I) 32.3% 66.4% -41.1 X
25 John Courage Donna Campbell 37.4% 62.3% -33.8 X
26 Leticia Van de Putte (I) N. Ruben Flores Perez Chris Christal 60.6% 38.0% 17.6 X
27 Eddie Lucio Jr. (I) 66.8% 35.4% 31.6 X
28 Robert Duncan (I) M.J. Smith 28.1% 67.5% -44.3 X
29 Jose R. Rodriguez (I) Daniel Dan Chavez 65.5% 37.0% 25.4
30 Craig L. Estes (I) Richard Wells Forsythe 27.8% 68.2% -45.5 X
31 Kel Seliger (I) 21.4% 74.2% -57.4 X
Texas House
District Democrat Republican Libertarian Green Obama '08 Perry '10 TWI Inc. Out No D in Race No R in Race Swing TWI -12%/+12% Inhosp.
1 George Lavender (I) Tim Eason 29.5% 61.2% -31.7 X
2 Dan Flynn (I) 26.4% 65.3% -43.4 X
3 Cecil Bell Jr. 27.0% 72.7% -51.2 X X
4 Lance Gooden (I) 29.7% 65.2% -40.2 X
5 Bryan Hughes (I) 28.4% 65.7% -40.1 X
6 Matt Schaefer Charles F. Parkes 30.8% 68.6% -42.8 X X
7 David Simpson (I) 29.3% 67.4% -42.4 X
8 Charles E. Morgan Byron Cook (I) 29.7% 62.7% -37.3
9 Christopher Chris Paddie 30.4% 62.3% -32.7 X X
10 Jim Pitts (I) 28.6% 65.8% -43.3 X
11 Travis Clardy 30.7% 64.5% -39.6 X X
12 Robert Stem Kyle Kacal 39.4% 53.7% -18.2 X
13 Lois Kolkhorst (I) 27.8% 65.2% -42.9 X
14 Judy Le Unes John Raney (I) Joshua Baker 38.1% 60.5% -30.4
15 Steve Toth Sterling Russell 26.0% 73.1% -55.3 X X
16 Brandon Creighton (I) 22.6% 75.3% -57.2 X
17 Colin Guerra Tim Kleinschmidt (I) 41.9% 52.3% -14.8
18 John Otto (I) 32.2% 59.4% -32.5 X
19 James White (I) 26.5% 67.1% -38.9 X
20 Marsha Farney 31.6% 64.6% -39.8 X X
21 Allan Ritter (I) 27.4% 66.5% -35.2 X
22 Joe Deshotel (I) 64.7% 39.0% 24.6 X
23 Craig Eiland (I) Wayne Faircloth Richard R. Johnson 47.8% 47.6% -2.3 X X X
24 H.C. Rusty Cates Greg Bonnen 29.6% 67.2% -42.5 X
25 Dennis Bonnen (I) 33.1% 61.0% -32.3 X
26 Vy Nguyen Rick Miller 37.8% 61.4% -32.8 X
27 Ron Reynolds (I) Kris Allfrey John Henry Petter IV 69.6% 29.4% 36.2
28 John Zerwas (I) 37.4% 63.2% -33.5 X
29 Doug Blatt Ed Thompson 36.6% 61.0% -29.6 X
30 Alex Hernandez Jr. Geanie Morrison (I) 33.2% 64.4% -34.6
31 Ryan Guillen (I) Ann Matthews 62.2% 42.0% 19.5
32 Todd Hunter (I) 42.6% 57.7% -18.9 X
33 Scott Turner Michael A. Carrasco 30.4% 69.5% -46.8 X X
34 Abel Herrero Connie Scott (I) 52.6% 47.1% 7 X X X
35 Oscar Longoria 63.3% 37.2% 26 X X
36 Sergio Munoz Jr. (I) 72.8% 29.5% 43.6 X
37 Rene Oliveira (I) 67.5% 37.0% 30.9 X
38 Eddie Lucio III (I) Nancy Mishou 64.7% 39.1% 25.9 X
39 Armando Mando Martinez (I) Joel De Los Santos 72.3% 27.0% 45.8
40 Terry Canales 74.8% 25.4% 50.5 X X X
41 Robert Bobby Guerra Miriam Martinez 57.0% 46.7% 8.7 X X
42 Richard Pena Raymond (I) 70.6% 22.4% 51 X
43 Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles Jose Manuel Lozano (I) 47.9% 52.1% -3.1 X X
44 John Kuempel (I) 33.6% 64.2% -37.8 X
45 John Adams Jason A. Isaac (I) Jim Duke 46.7% 53.0% -14.6 X
46 Dawnna Dukes (I) Andy Fernandez 77.0% 21.7% 49.4 X
47 Chris Frandsen Paul Workman (I) 44.8% 56.2% -21
48 Donna Howard (I) Robert Thomas Joe Edgar 60.8% 38.7% 11.5 X
49 Elliott Naishtat (I) Kent Phillips 73.7% 23.2% 41.5 X
50 Mark Strama (I) 60.3% 40.3% 10.9 X X
51 Eddie Rodriguez (I) Arthur DiBianca 80.4% 18.0% 56.5 X
52 Larry Gonzales (I) Lillian Simmons 46.2% 56.2% -18.2 X
53 Harvey Hilderbran (I) 26.5% 70.0% -49.2 X
54 Claudia Brown Jimmie Don Aycock (I) 47.9% 58.1% -16.8
55 Ralph Sheffield (I) 38.1% 57.8% -30.4 X
56 Charles Doc Anderson (I) Neill Snider 33.0% 60.6% -35.8 X
57 Trent Ashby 30.4% 62.0% -33.5 X X
58 Rob Orr (I) 25.5% 66.6% -46.5 X
59 Bill Norris J.D. Sheffield 27.3% 65.5% -43.7 X
60 James Jim Keffer (I) Tony Mathison 20.8% 72.3% -54.5 X
61 Phil King (I) Matthew Britt 21.8% 72.2% -55.7 X
62 Eristeo Perez Larry Phillips (I) 30.2% 66.0% -39.3
63 Tan Parker (I) Bruce Hermann 30.6% 69.5% -47.3 X
64 Mary Brown Myra Crownover (I) Ian Kull 41.8% 58.2% -24.8
65 Gary Brown Ron Simmons Alex Mendoza 43.0% 59.4% -24.9 X
66 Van Taylor (I) 40.2% 62.6% -32 X
67 Jeff Leach 39.6% 60.4% -30 X X
68 Drew Springer 22.1% 68.4% -48.6 X X
69 James Frank Richard Brown 28.1% 68.7% -43.1 X X
70 Scott Sanford 32.6% 67.3% -42.5 X X
71 Susan King (I) 27.0% 69.6% -47.1 X
72 Drew Darby (I) 26.7% 70.7% -47.5 X
73 Doug Miller (I) Rex Black 24.0% 73.2% -56 X
74 Poncho Navarez Thomas Kinkaid 57.9% 42.3% 16.5 X
75 Mary Gonzalez 74.1% 29.0% 42.2 X X
76 Naomi R. Gonzalez (I) 75.2% 23.6% 50.2 X
77 Marisa Marquez (I) 64.3% 36.8% 23.8 X
78 Joseph Joe Moody Dee Margo (I) 55.3% 47.9% 2.9 X X
79 Joe Pickett (I) 64.5% 38.9% 22.2 X
80 Tracy King (I) 66.3% 34.6% 32.8 X
81 Tryon Lewis (I) 24.6% 72.1% -49.2 X
82 Tom Craddick (I) 21.5% 76.4% -59.2 X
83 Charles Perry (I) 24.6% 70.1% -52.7 X
84 John Frullo (I) Leanne Lamb-Vines 36.0% 62.1% -35.9 X
85 Dora Olivo Phil Stephenson 40.7% 53.1% -19.1 X
86 John Smithee (I) 18.7% 75.7% -63.1 X
87 Abel G. Bosquez Walter T. Four Price (I) 24.7% 70.5% -51.3
88 Ken King 21.3% 71.7% -55.1 X X
89 Jodie Laubenberg (I) 34.7% 65.0% -37.8 X
90 Lon Burnam (I) 69.4% 27.9% 40.4 X
91 Stephanie Klick 33.9% 63.8% -37 X X
92 Jonathan Stickland Sean Fatzinger 39.7% 60.9% -28.5 X X
93 Shane Hardin Matt Krause Bruce Beckman 41.6% 58.9% -24.6 X
94 Diane Patrick (I) David Eyerly 39.4% 59.7% -27.1 X
95 Nicole Collier Monte Mitchell 75.9% 24.5% 48.5 X
96 Bill Zedler (I) Max W. Koch III 41.4% 56.8% -20.5 X
97 Gary Grassia Craig Goldman Rod Wingo 41.4% 56.9% -23.6 X
98 Giovanni Capriglione Michael Goolsby 28.1% 72.4% -52.3 X X
99 Michael McClure Charlie Geren (I) Dan Hawkins 36.8% 61.0% -31.1
100 Eric Johnson (I) 77.2% 22.5% 50.4 X
101 Chris Turner (I) Carl Nulsen 61.6% 37.2% 21 X
102 Rich Hancock Stefani Carter (I) Michael Joseph Spanos 46.6% 53.3% -16.7 X
103 Rafael Anchia (I) 67.5% 29.8% 33 X
104 Roberto Alonzo (I) 68.8% 27.7% 39.9 X
105 Rosemary Robbins Linda Harper-Brown (I) Saul Arechar 46.1% 52.9% -12.9 X
106 Pat Fallon Rodney Caston 35.5% 66.8% -39.1 X X
107 Robert Miklos Kenneth Sheets (I) Patrick Spreng 46.7% 51.0% -11.9 X X
108 Dan Branch (I) Jarrett Rab Woods 44.9% 56.1% -23.8 X
109 Helen Giddings (I) Dexter Jackson 79.6% 19.8% 57.6 X
110 Toni Rose 87.6% 11.3% 75.5 X X
111 Yvonne Davis (I) 75.2% 23.9% 48.9 X
112 Angie Chen Button (I) 44.0% 55.1% -18.2 X
113 Leighton Durham Cindy Burkett (I) Angela Sarlay 46.0% 52.5% -11.8 X X
114 Carol Kent Jason Villalba 46.6% 53.8% -18.5 X X
115 Mary Clare Fabishak Bennett Ratliff Preston Poulter 43.9% 57.5% -22.5 X
116 Trey Martinez Fischer (I) 59.9% 39.1% 15.1 X
117 Philip Cortez John V. Garza (I) 52.5% 49.1% -2.3 X X
118 Joe Farias (I) Robert A. Casias 55.1% 42.3% 9.8 X
119 Roland Gutierrez (I) Anna Campos 58.6% 39.6% 15.4
120 Ruth Jones McClendon (I) Gregory L. Fox 62.9% 38.3% 18.5 X
121 Joe Straus (I) Arthur M. Thomas IV 40.2% 59.2% -29.4 X
122 Lyle Larson (I) 33.9% 66.7% -42.4 X
123 Mike Villarreal (I) Chuck Robinson 59.6% 37.7% 16.1 X
124 Jose Menendez (I) Herb Gonzales 59.8% 40.0% 14.4 X
125 Justin Rodriguez Alma Perez AJ Jackson Timothy Giddens 58.1% 41.0% 12.4 X
126 Patricia Harless (I) 37.4% 62.4% -32.6 X
127 Cody Pogue Dan Huberty (I) 31.4% 66.2% -42.7
128 Wayne Smith (I) 29.4% 67.3% -41.8 X
129 John Davis (I) 36.8% 60.6% -32.3 X
130 Allen Fletcher (I) Arthur Browning 25.3% 72.1% -54.7 X
131 Alma A. Allen (I) Alfred N. Montestruc Alfred Molison Jr. 81.7% 16.3% 62.6 X
132 Bill Callegari (I) Phil Kurtz 39.6% 60.2% -27.6 X
133 Jim Murphy (I) Gerald W. LaFleur 34.4% 62.9% -41.9 X
134 Ann Johnson Sarah Davis (I) 46.5% 47.7% -17.2 X
135 Paul Morgan Gary Elkins (I) 38.7% 58.6% -27.9
136 Matt Stillwell Tony Dale Matthew Matt Whittington 45.9% 55.3% -18.5 X
137 Gene Wu M.J. Khan 62.3% 37.4% 18 X
138 Dwayne Bohac (I) Lee Coughran 39.8% 57.7% -26.7 X
139 Sylvester Turner (I) Sam Brocato 75.6% 24.5% 47.2
140 Armando Walle (I) 66.2% 27.9% 38.4 X
141 Senfronia Thompson (I) Michael Bunch 85.3% 14.5% 69.3
142 Harold Dutton Jr. (I) 78.3% 22.2% 54 X
143 Ana Hernandez Luna (I) Doug Weiskopf 64.1% 29.6% 35.3
144 Mary Ann Perez David Pineda Robb Rourke 48.0% 45.2% 1.7 X X X X
145 Carol Alvarado (I) 57.1% 36.3% 18.5 X
146 Borris L. Miles (I) 78.2% 20.9% 52.3 X
147 Garnet Coleman (I) John Faulk Deb Shafto 80.3% 17.8% 58.3
148 Jessica Farrar (I) Henry Cooper 57.5% 36.3% 14.1 X
149 Hubert Vo (I) Dianne Williams 55.5% 44.8% 4.5 X
150 Debbie Riddle (I) 31.7% 67.1% -42.3 X

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