Texas Elections 2018

On March 6, Texas will hold the first statewide primary of the Trump era. This cycle has an unusually high number of prominent open races, with eight Texans in the U.S. House opting not to run for re-election and more than a dozen in the Texas Legislature doing the same. The Texas Tribune will be providing comprehensive coverage of key races and issues across both parties' ballots.

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Texas Republicans getting almost 90 percent of money flowing into state elections

Donors pumped a total of $67 million into state-level campaigns from the beginning of 2017 through Jan. 25, and a whopping $57 million of it, or about 86 percent, went to GOP candidates, according to a Texas Tribune analysis. Gov. Greg Abbott got nearly a third of all the political money raised since the start of last year.

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