In which we rank the races by risk to the incumbents and/or the level of drama for candidates and voters. This week: how our rankings compared with the results.Full Story
The continued strength of the Tea Party was the big headline coming out of Tuesday's party primary elections. Although candidates identified with the Tea Party could not unseat U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, movement conservatives racked up many high-profile wins at the legislative level. The biggest showings came from lite guv candidate Dan Patrick and attorney general candidate Ken Paxton. They were the highest vote getters in their respective contests and are the favorites going into their runoff elections.