Following the March primaries and May runoffs, the November ballot is largely set. Texas hasn't elected a Democrat statewide since 1994. Republicans hope to maintain that streak while Democrats are betting on a “blue wave.” The Texas Tribune is providing comprehensive coverage of key races and issues across the ballot.
Justin Nelson, a Democrat running for attorney general, is positioning himself as the champion of protections for pre-existing conditions, one of the most popular provisions of the landmark health care law.
In Texas' 21st Congressional District, where U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith is retiring, Republican Chip Roy and Democrat Joseph Kopser virtually debate in the latest episode of our "Split Decision" video series.
Democrat Gallego has conceded to Flores in the race to replace convicted former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, in a Democratic-leaning district. Flores will become the first Hispanic Republican to serve in the state Senate.
Hegar, a veteran running against U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, suggested that the decision by Cuellar, a fellow Texas Democrat, to attend a fundraiser for Carter was an example of "the good old boys' club" in Congress.
Cuellar, who has served in the U.S. House since 2005, has long had a reputation as one of the chamber's most conservative Democrats. But Democratic leaders are hopeful MJ Hegar's bid against Carter gains traction.