Mar 07 2018
If that holds in Texas, it's a big problem for O'Rourke.
Sylvia Garcia, a former state senator, was the early favorite to win the Democratic primary to replace retiring Rep. Gene Green in his heavily Hispanic Houston district, Texas Congressional District 29.
O'Rourke's also taken an interesting strategy to campaigning. But people believe O'Rourke may have a shot.
The Senate's GOP leadership unveiled the package of more than a dozen bills shortly before putting them up for a vote.
Meanwhile in Congressional District 21, Travis County early voting totals show Republican candidate Chip Roy holding a commanding lead over the 18-candidate field. In Texas, if no candidate secures a majority of the vote, the top two finishers will compete in a May 22 primary runoff. Another is a sprawling district that runs along the Texas-Mexico border, where Gina Ortiz-Jones advanced to a May runoff and another woman, Judy Canales, was battling to join her.
Candidates to watch: Jay Hulings, a former federal prosecutor from San Antonio, has the support of Rep Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. "We've got to participate, all of us and that's what's important".
That means about 13 percent of the county's 475,335 registered voters will choose the party nominees for the November election.
"Every two years the Democrats find some sort of factoid to fixate on and convince themselves that this is the year where they make Texas competitive - and every two years it falls flat", said Chris Wilson, a pollster for U.S. Sen. Many were running in a record eight open congressional races this year in Texas - two of which are up for grabs after longtime GOP incumbents abandoned plans for re-election amid scandal.
March primaries in Texas and IL - as well as a surprisingly competitive special election in a southwestern Pennsylvania congressional district - will also begin to reveal how internal party squabbles could shape the outcome of the fall vote that also will serve as a national referendum on his presidency.
Voters will be required to produce identification to cast their ballots. But the increase in participation was much greater for Democrats.
Democrats have not won a statewide office in Texas since 1994, the longest streak in the country.
Family legacy on the line: Incumbent Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush - the son of Jeb Bush and the last Bush in political office - faces a primary challenge from former land commissioner Jerry Patterson. But Hillary Clinton won the district by 1.9 percent in 2016. Party aides say the comments would be used by Republicans to make Moser unelectable in the 7th Congressional District, but their intervention has miffed Texas Democrats, including some of her opponents.
Those are the kinds of questions Texas Democrats are weighing at the polls today. "I need to know what you stand for so when I vote, I can vote with some education", said Mathis.
If Bush doesn't get 50 percent of the primary vote, he'll be forced into a runoff, and if he loses, that could be the end of his political prospects. "So I'm looking to vote for people who are positive who care about all". The same is true if you vote in the Republican Primary.
Another factor in turning off new arrivals could be an especially nasty campaign for a Collin County state Senate seat between Angela Paxton, the wife of indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Phil Huffines, the twin brother of homophobic state Sen.
But right now, in this brief calm before the storm, there's a moment to look back at the primary campaigns and figure out what it tells us about Texas politics. For instance, Scott ran for a seat at the county commission table, but he had to choose between either voting in his own race or voting in the Republican primary, which included all Republican candidates.
Mar 07 2018
West Virginia teachers' strike continues; teachers angry over low pay
Naysayers will also argue that a strike could interrupt efforts to resuscitate Arizona's school funding by Governor Doug Ducey. Teachers in Oklahoma on average earn a little over $42,000 a year-$10,000 less than teachers in neighboring Texas.
Mar 06 2018
In toughest test Wilder retains title
Fighting a southpaw is a hard thing because you only see a few of them in your career, but they see right-handers all day long. Joshua is slated to fight another unbeaten champ - WBOs Joshua Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) in Wales later this month.
Mar 06 2018
Activists March In DC To Jump-Start Stalled DACA Talks
Soglin said Ryan needs to be reminded that he represents the people of Wisconsin. "That's the situation we're now in", he said. The Chicago rally included singing and prayer, as well as testimonials from some of the state's almost 40,000 DACA recipients.
Mar 06 2018
The Ross is Lincoln's home for Oscar-winning movies
Jimmy Kimmel: "Here's how clueless Hollywood is about women: We made a movie called What Women Want, and it starred Mel Gibson". Not this time: the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics last month was seen by 27.8 million.
Mar 05 2018
Trump suggests Canada, Mexico could win metals tariff exemption
In another comment on the NAFTA talks on Monday, Trump reprised two running criticisms of Canada and Mexico. The report was titled "Kotak Metals and Mining (Attractive): US import tariffs - expect limited impact".
Mar 05 2018
Will The Galaxy Note 9 Be Worth The Wait?
Both the S9 and S9 plus parade a camera that work outstandingly in a low light with a faster processor and slimmer bezels. The launch of Samsung Galaxy S9 is significant for many reasons, especially with its record-setting camera .
Mar 04 2018
Student charged for threat at high school in Taylorsville
School resource officers and school officials were able to identify a 14-year-old student as a suspect in these threats. The student also reportedly told police officers they got the idea from watching school shooting pranks on YouTube.
Mar 04 2018
Purdue heads to Big Ten championship game by beating Penn State
Ohio State scored 25 consecutive points with:57 left in the 2nd Quarter, making the game 51-46 in favor of Ohio State. And senior guard Dakota Mathias tied Purdue's single-season record for 3-pointers on the way to 15 points.
Mar 03 2018
Can We Please Have More Oscar Show Screw-Ups?
I think there are three front-runners: " Get Out ", " The Shape of Water " and " Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri ". Best Animated Feature should not be a separated category from Best Picture , but this is a conversation for another time .
Mar 03 2018
Trade Wars Are Good, Easy to Win
The American International Automobile Dealers Association said the tariffs could cause the cost of a vehicle to rise a lot. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross played down the fears, saying "hysteria over tariffs is a lot to do over nothing".
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