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Texas 2022 Elections

South Texas Democrats fight to shape their party’s future in primary runoffs

Democratic primary runoffs for two congressional districts and two legislative seats in South Texas highlight the candidates’ divergent visions for the party in a region the GOP is heavily targeting.

Jessica Marie Ramirez, 34, attends a press conference organized by Black Voters Matter, the Texas Right to Vote Coalition, Texas for All Coalition and other advocacy groups on the south steps of the Texas Capitol on July 8, 2021.

Source diversity info: Hispanic Female
Ruben Ramírez, U.S. Representative District 15 Candidate, responds to questions during a Futuro RGV candidate forum in McAllen on Jan. 11, 2022.
Michelle Vallejo, U.S. Representative District 15 Candidate, responds to questions during a Futuro RGV candidate forum in McAllen on Jan. 11, 2022.

15th Congressional District

Texas Senate District 27

House District 37

State Board of Education Member and State Rep. Ruben Cortez, Jr., D-Brownsville, listens in on testimony during an SBOE meeting on Nov. 13, 2019 regarding the addition of an African-American course to high school as part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state standards.

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