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Liveblog: Runoff Election Results

Former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz won the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. We're tracking the runoff races on our liveblog and on our election scoreboard.

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Former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz won the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Emergency room physician Donna Campbell upset state Sen. Jeff Wentworth in the GOP race for San Antonio's SD-25. Incumbent Reps. Chuck HopsonSid Miller and Jim Landtroop have been knocked out of contention by their challengers. Keep checking back for answers tonight — right here and on our live election scoreboard

Liveblog

by Emily Ramshaw
We'll be liveblogging the results of today's runoff starting with the first batch of early voting returns at around 7 p.m. We'll let you know how those early totals are looking, then check back as we're ready to call races for particular candidates. Stay with us!
by Aman Batheja

The Republican race for U.S. Senate drew allegations of voter manipulation today. Earlier in the day, the Ted Cruz campaign said they had heard from Cruz supporters who had received robo-calls directing them to vote tomorrow. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's campaign denied being involved in any dirty tricks. The Dallas Morning News has the details.

by Emily Ramshaw

The scene at the David Dewhurst watch party in Houston, via photographer Eric Kayne.

by Emily Ramshaw

After early voting, the Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey race appears close. Garcia is ahead 70 percent to 30 percent in his home county of Dallas, those percentages are flipped in Veasey's Tarrant County. After early voting, Veasey is ahead of Garcia by several hundred votes. 

by Shefali Luthra

The early vote for CD-27 shows Rose Meza Harrison ahead by four votes. She's up against Jerry Trevino, who beat her in the Democratic primary. 

by John Wayne Ferguson

In Collin County, Republican Jeff Leach is leading Jon Cole, 53% to 46% for HD-67, according to early voting results.

by Aman Batheja

Many Texas counties have posted their early vote results. In the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz is ahead of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tarrant, Harris, Montgomery, and Fort Bend Counties. The two candidates split the early vote nearly in half in Dallas County. 

by Emily Ramshaw

In HD-155 in Dallas County, Bennett Ratliff is leading Steve Nguyen 54 percent to 46 percent after early voting. 

by Shefali Luthra

In early returns from HD-114, Jason Villalba is ahead of Bill Keffer by about 10 percent — or about 460 votes. Keffer placed first in the district's Republican primary.

by Emily Foxhall

Early results place Rick Miller ahead of Jacquie Chaumette in HD-26 by 18 percentage points.

by Emily Ramshaw

In the race for Supreme Court Place 4, John Devine is leading incumbent David Medina by 25,000 votes after early voting. But that's with just 1.5 percent of precincts counted. 

by Julián Aguilar

In HD-40, the seat held by outgoing state Rep. Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg, Democrat Terry Canales is ahead of Agustin Hernandez Jr. with 57.2 percent of the Hidalgo County early vote. There is no GOP candidate - the winner of the runoff will represent that portion of the border county in the Texas House.

by Shefali Luthra

Randy Weber is ahead of Felicia Harris by over 20 percent in CD-14 after the early vote. They're vying for the Republican nomination to fill the seat U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is vacating.

by John Wayne Ferguson

With incomplete early voting totals, Republican J.D. Sheffield is leading GOP incumbent Sid Miller in HD-59 by over 1,300 votes. Still waiting on Erath County

by Reeve Hamilton

In the Texas Senate's only runoff race, the heated GOP battle for SD-25, upstart candidate Donna Campbell opened up a significant early lead over longtime incumbent state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, in early vote totals.

by Brandi Grissom

In Tarrant County, early voting returns in the Republican primary runoff for HD-91 put Stephanie Klick up 51.7 percent to Kennth Sapp's 48.3 percent.
In the Democratic primary runoff for HD-95 in Tarrant County, Nicole Collier is up 60.3 percent to 39.7 percent for Jesse Gaines.

by Hollie O'Connor

Early voting results show Geraldine "Tincy" Miller leading Gail Spurlock 60 percent to 40 percent in the State Board of Education District 12 race.

by Aman Batheja

The entire statewide early vote appears to be in for the US Senate race. On the Republican side, Ted Cruz led Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent.  Among Democrats, former state Rep. Paul Sadler received 63.7 percent of the early vote while Grady Yarbrough drew 36.3 percent support.

by Brandi Grissom

Early voting returns in the Republican primary runoff for HD-12 put Kyle Kacal up 52.5 percent to Tucker Anderson's 47.5 percent.

by Reeve Hamilton

Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams began the evening with a significant lead over Wes Riddle in early voting for CD-25.

by Julián Aguilar

In CD-15 small-business owner Dale Brueggemann is up on Navy veteran and investments manager Eddie Zamora with 59 percent after the early-vote count. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Rúben Hinojosa from Mercedes, who has held the office since 1997.  

by Ross Ramsey

Railroad commission races: Christi Craddick is well ahead of Warren Chisum, with 60 percent of the first 392,000 votes counted; in the other contest, Barry Smitherman has 63 percent in his race with Greg Parker.

by Ross Ramsey

Ken King has an early lead on Rep. Jim Landtroop in the Panhandle's HD-88 race: He has 61 percent, with 13 percent of the precincts counted. 

by John Wayne Ferguson

Cherokee and Nagodoches counties have their early voting results in for HD-11. Republican Travis Clardy is ahead of incumbent Chuck Hopson by 16 percentage points. Clardy finished just a few percentage points ahead of the former Democrat Hopson in the primary.

by Emily Foxhall

With partial early voting results in for CD-34Filemon Vela leads Denise Saenz Blanchard 67.5% to 32.5% for the Democratic nomination while Jessica Puente Bradshaw leads Adela Garza 58.9% to 41.1% for the Republican nomination.

by Shefali Luthra

In CD-7, early voting shows Jim Cargas ahead of of Lissa Squiers. Squiers placed first in the Democratic primary.

by Julián Aguilar

After the early vote count in the HD-117 Democratic runoff, former San Antonio city council member Philip Cortez is ahead of attorney Tina Torres.  Philip has about 60 percent of the vote. The winner will face Republican incumbent John V. Garza, who was elected in 2010.

by Emily Foxhall

Galveston County early votes show Greg Bonnen ahead of Ryan Sitton by 14.2 percentage points in HD-24.

by Reeve Hamilton

Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, is trailing Donna Campbell in every county in SD-25.

by Shefali Luthra

We're calling CD-14 for Randy Weber, who has about 65 percent of the vote. He'll face Democrat Nick Lampson in the fall.

by Hollie O'Connor

Very early voting results show Tom Maynard edging ahead of Rebecca Osborne in a tight race for SBOE District 10

by John Wayne Ferguson

Still waiting on the early voting results from a handful of smaller counties in HD-68. But Republican Drew Springer is leading Trent McKnight by 800 votes right now.

by Reeve Hamilton

We have called SD-25 for Donna Campbell, who has defeated longtime incumbent state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio.

by Zoë Gioja

Very early voting totals have Ruben Cortez, Jr. ahead of Celeste Zepeda Sanchez in the race for SBOE District 2.

by Emily Foxhall

For the CD-34 Democratic nomination, we're calling Filemon Vela. The Republican nominee for the House position is in a runoff as well.

by Reeve Hamilton

We're calling the CD-25 race for former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams, who handily defeats Wes Riddle.

by Aman Batheja

We have called the Democratic race for an open U.S. Senate seat for Paul Sadler. Sadler will face either Ted Cruz or Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in November.  

by Emily Ramshaw

Thanh Tan provides this audio dispatch from Dewhurst's campaign watch party — it's the lieutenant governor's wife talking about what he'll do if he doesn't win tonight.

by Aman Batheja

We are calling the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate for Ted Cruz. 

by Emily Ramshaw

We're calling the Texas Supreme Court race for John Devine over incumbent Republican David Medina

by Shefali Luthra

We're calling CD-27 for Rose Meza Harrison, who has about 60 percent of the vote. She'll face Republican incumbent Blake Farenthold.

by Zoë Gioja

Early voting results show Wayne Faircloth leading William O. "Bill" Wallace by about 800 votes for HD-23. 

by Emily Foxhall

In HD-24, we're calling Greg Bonnen

by Hollie O'Connor

We have called SBOE District 12 for Geraldine "Tincy" Miller over Gail Spurlock, giving her a shot at reclaiming a seat on the board.

by Emily Foxhall

And in HD-26, we're calling Rick Miller .

by John Wayne Ferguson

In HD-59, we're calling the race for J.D. Sheffield over incumbent Sid Miller.

by Hollie O'Connor

Early results indicate that former congressman Ciro Rodriguez and Pete Gallego, a state representative from Alpine, are neck and neck in the CD- 23 race.  

by Zoë Gioja

In HD-23, we're calling Wayne Faircloth.

by John Wayne Ferguson

We're calling HD-11 for Republican Travis Clardy over Chuck Hopson.

by Aman Batheja

Several media outlets including the Texas Tribune have called the Republican primary for U.S. Senate for Ted Cruz. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has not yet conceded but U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, who did not endorse in the race, has officially congratulated Cruz.

From Cornyn's statement: “This has been a hard-fought and spirited primary battle and the people of Texas would have been fortunate to have any one of these well-qualified candidates as their next U.S. Senator. But I could not be more pleased with the nomination of Ted Cruz and I offer my warmest congratulations to Ted, his wife Heidi and their two daughters. He and his team ran a remarkable race and this is a well-deserved and well-earned victory."

by Julián Aguilar

JM Lozano now ahead of challenger Bill Wilson II in HD 43 GOP runoff. Lozano, former Dem, has 54% to Wilson’s 46%

by Ross Ramsey

We called the HD-88 race for Ken King, who's well ahead of Jim Landtroop with 86 percent of the votes counted. 

by Aman Batheja

Supporters cheering at the Ted Cruz watch party in Houston.Photo by Michael Stravato.

by Julián Aguilar

In HD-117 former San Antonio city council member Philip Cortez looks like he’s won the runoff against attorney Tina Torres. With 94 percent of the precincts in, Cortez has about 57 percent of the vote to Torres’ 42.7 percent. If he holds on, Cortez will face Republican incumbent John V. Garza, who was elected in 2010. 

by Brandi Grissom

In HD-12 GOP primary runoff, it's Kyle Kacal over Tucker Anderson in a squeaker: 51 to 49.

by Brandi Grissom

We're calling the Democratic primary runoff for HD-95 for Nicole Collier over Jesse Gaines in Tarrant County.

by John Wayne Ferguson

Republican Jeff Leach wins HD-67 over Jon Cole.

by Emily Ramshaw

With between 50 and 60 percent of precincts reporting, Veasey is ahead of Garcia in CD-33 54 percent to 46 percent. 

by Brandi Grissom

With 47 of 55 precincts reporting, we're calling HD-91 in Tarrant County:  Stephanie Klick over Kenneth Sapp.

by Hollie O'Connor

We're calling the CD-23 race for Pete Gallego over Ciro Rodriguez.

by Julián Aguilar

In CD-15 small-business owner Dale Brueggemann looks like he’s scored a victory over Navy veteran and investments manager Eddie Zamora. With 75 percent of the precincts in, Brueggemann has 58.1 percent of the vote to Zamora’s 42 percent. He will face incumbent Democrat Rúben Hinojosa from Mercedes, who has held the office since 1997.  

by Ross Ramsey

The next round, already? Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson: "I have great respect for Lt. Gov. Dewhurst. However, I'm running for LtGov in 2014." 

Patterson lost the 1998 Republican primary for land commissioner to Dewhurst, but cut a trail followed, to some extent, by Ted Cruz in today's election: Dewhurst outspent him, but Patterson ran a grassroots campaign that made a close race of something that should never hav e been close.

by Emily Foxhall

CD-34 Republican candidate Jessica Puente Bradshaw has tweeted that her opponent Adela Garza conceded the race.

by Shefali Luthra

We're calling HD-114 for Jason Villalba, who has 55 percent of the vote. He beat former state legislator Bill Keffer.

by Emily Foxhall

We're calling Jessica Puente Bradshaw over Adela Garza in the Republican runoff for CD-34.

by Emily Ramshaw

We're calling CD-33 for Marc Veasey over Domingo Garcia in North Texas. 

by Julián Aguilar

In HD-40, the seat held by outgoing state Rep. Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg, Democrat Terry Canales has defeated attorney Agustin Hernandez Jr. There is no GOP candidate.

by Emily Ramshaw

Republican Senate Candidate and Tea party Favorite Ted Cruz after a runoff election at a hotel in Houston, Tuesday July 31, 2012. Photo by Michael Stravato.

by Shefali Luthra

We're calling CD-7 for James Cargas, who's leading with about 80 percent of the district's precincts reporting.

by Emily Foxhall

Governor Rick Perry released a statement on the runoff:

"I congratulate Ted Cruz on a hard-fought victory and a well-executed campaign. Ted is a force to be reckoned with: an excellent candidate and a great conservative communicator. I call on all conservative Texans to rally behind Ted Cruz in November so we can remake the U.S. Senate in the image of Texas for the good of all Americans.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fought a valiant fight. I’m proud to call David my friend. He and I will stand shoulder to shoulder once again in the spring, fighting for Texas -- the most conservative state in America.

Texas is as rock-hard conservative as ever. Texans in true Texas fashion decided what is right for Texas. It is my expectation and prayer that their choice will be right for America."

by Emily Ramshaw

In HD-115 in Dallas County, Bennett Ratliff narrowly defeated Steve Nguyen by just over 300 votes.  

by Hollie O'Connor

With all precincnts reporting, Tom Maynard narrowly defeated Rebecca Osborne with 50.6 percent of the vote in the SBOE District 10 race.

by Aman Batheja

Republican Senate Candidate and Tea party Favorite Ted Cruz after a runoff election at a hotel in Houston, Tuesday July 31, 2012. Photo by Michael Stravato.

by Zoë Gioja

For SBOE District 2, Ruben Cortez, Jr. beat Celeste Zepeda Sanchez by a razor-thin margin: 50.57 percent to 49.42 percent. 

by John Wayne Ferguson

Trent McKnight has called Drew Springer to concede in HD-68. We're calling it for Springer. They're still hand counting ballots in some precincts, including Springer's hometown of Muenster.

by Emily Ramshaw

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst addresses the attendants at the David Dewhurst watch party following the announcement that he lost to Ted Cruz, July 31, 2012 in Houston, TX at the Omni Hotel. Photo by Eric Kayne

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