Primary set for Tuesday

Posted March 07, 2018

"I love Beto, I came out to see him". From January till mid-February of 2018, O'Rourke has out-fundraised his Republican rival by at least $1.5 million, according to CNN.

Four Republicans are facing off in the primary, but the district is considered safely Democratic. "This seems like kind of a long shot on the Republicans' part", says Theodore Rave, assistant professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center.

Cruz continued, "The extreme left, they're angry".

Teneshia Hudspeth with the elections division of the Harris County clerk's office said Tuesday that a last-minute change in staffing led to a delay in opening a Katy polling site.

While Trump's approval among Republican base voters remains strong, that dissatisfaction with the president is certainly driving Democratic turnout and convincing more disaffected voters to turn blue, Angle argued.

Hill County Republicans will make decisions in contested races for Precinct 4 commissioner, Precinct 2 justice of the peace and party chair races.

President Donald Trump isn't on the ballot in the Texas primary, but he's on the minds of voters. Not doing so compromises elections, said Elizabeth Alvarez-Bingham, counsel for the Dallas County Republican Party. After longtime state representative Helen Giddings made the announcement that she would not seek reelection ... the field was wide open.

"It's all about anger, and anger is a hell of a motivator", said Cook, who also suggested that many Republican voters are displeased with Trump's performance so far.

Kobilansky, a nurse practitioner, wants "to see a complete change in the top of the government".

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And check out our earlier overview, 38 Texas legislative primary races to watch.

Grayson County is seeing similar trends.

We tracked how many Texans turned out to vote early in the 2018 primaries compared with primaries in 2010 and 2014, the last two midterm election years.

For more information on voting, visit or call the Hill County Elections Administration Office at 254-582-4072. He's been diving into the early voting data, and his analysis found that many of those primary voters are ones that voted in 2016 - but haven't had a proclivity to vote yet in a midterm year when turnout typically drops off.

Polls in Texas have already opened, and will stay open until 7 p.m.

While the numbers don't guarantee Democratic success in November, or even that Democrats will have a bigger primary turnout than Republicans after election ballots are counted on Tuesday, Texas Republicans are exploiting the totals and Democratic enthusiasm to raise money and get their own voters to the polls.

DESOTO-Across Dallas County, Democrats are outpacing Republicans to the polls by nearly 50-percent.

Progressive Democratic candidates made up almost 30 percent of Democratic primary candidates in 2016. In the last two gubernatorial cycles, Republicans had the advantage and were well ahead of Democrats. In many cases, primary candidates are trying to outdo each other in heaping praise on the commander in chief.

"If Democrats are able to pick up one or two U.S. House seats previously held by Republicans and cut into Republican margins in the state legislature. that would show that the party's "blue wave" is no mirage", he said.

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