Mar 08 2018
And their problems will suddenly be a lot bigger than petty slights to Paris, Texas. While over 1.4 Republican voters turned out for the primary, nearly a midterm record for the Texas Republicans, the Democratic vote tally reached more than 1 million - a midterm primary turn out not seen for the blue team since 2002.
We can count on Republican primary voters to turn out in November as well. But conservative Democrats dominated Texas politics in the 1970s and 1980s, and 1994 marked a key time when state political dominance flipped. Of the almost 50 women running for Congress in Texas, more than half won their primaries outright or advanced to runoffs. Ted Cruz set to face off against challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who easily dispatched two opponents in last night's Democratic primary.
Texas voters headed to the polls today in the nation's first primary election since Donald Trump was elected president.
"I hope that our political environment changes". They also are targeting at least two Republican incumbents whose support bases have weakened, in part due to shifting demographics.
Current Land Commissioner, George P. Bush marshaled almost twice as many votes as his high-profile Republican challenger, former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, in a race that some predicted Bush could lose. "So I'm looking to vote for people who are positive who care about all". More promising news is that many female and grassroots candidates fared well, while candidates that led in fundraising faltered.
Republican party leaders, meanwhile, sent out a warning call to their own supporters about the growing Democratic engagement, despite their clear advantage in total ballots cast statewide.
Just 14 of the 76 candidates who have advanced so far are Republican women, but that includes nine incumbents. The races were mostly about which candidate was most supportive of President Trump.
"He has guts. He's not afraid". "This is my life-running for office-and to know it could be in jeopardy for some technicality or some arbitrary interpretation was ridiculous", said Ana Maria Ramos, a community college professor running for Texas House District 102.
For the first time in more than 25 years, Democrats were contesting each of Texas' 36 USA congressional districts, the party said.
But the combined Democratic enthusiasm and the quality of the candidates in the competitive districts may give Democrats a shot at taking the House back, Jones said. Will Hurd in a district stretching hundreds of miles from San Antonio to El Paso. One, Texas's 23rd, is a swing district that's home to almost one-third of the USA border with Mexico.
Mr Cruz wasted no time turning on his Democratic opponent, and released an advert on the radio just after Mr O'Rourke's nomination was secured.
The Democratic race in the Houston area 7th District, represented by Culberson, has gotten especially heated after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee publicly moved against one of the candidates - Laura Moser, a liberal activist and organizer - because of concerns that she would be less equipped to defeat Culberson in the general election.
Republicans had about a 10 percent increase in turnout overall from the last midterm primary in 2014.
According to the Texas Secretary of State, 465,235 Democrats voted early in the 15 counties, compared to 420,329 Republicans. "And unlike anything I remember".
George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, also avoided a runoff election Tuesday night, in his bid to be the GOP nominee for Texas land commissioner.
The Texas primary did put on display the surge in women running for office to resist Trump. Patterson came in second with around 30 percent of the vote, with Davey Edwards and Rick Range coming in third and fourth place, respectively. The victor will face Gov. Greg Abbott, a popular incumbent who had more than $41 million in his campaign war chest as of last month.
Mar 08 2018
Mexico Economy Minister: NAFTA Must Remain Trilateral Accord
But to complete NAFTA 2.0, we will need agreement on roughly 30 chapters. "I have no reason to think he's going to change". Mr Trump has called the free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico the worst deal the U.S. has ever made.
Mar 08 2018
Examining the impact of conference tournaments on NCAA seeding
Even if OU sneaks into the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team, which is no sure thing, the Sooners seem like a fade candidate . The Lady Bears moved up to No. 2 in the national rankings after they defeated Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game , 77-69.
Mar 07 2018
South Africa's twin collapses make the difference
Mitchell Starc was at its brutal best when the ball started reversing and just skittled the lower order for nearly nothing. Keshav Maharaj was South Africa's wrecking ball in the opening Test as he ended the game with figures of 9/225.
Mar 07 2018
Sri Lanka beat India by 5 wickets
Ahead of the opening game between India and hosts, the emergency declared by Sri Lanka was said to have put the match in a soup. Chasing a target of 175, Kusal Perera , batting at number three, put Sri Lanka on track after he slammed 66 off just 37 balls.
Mar 07 2018
The Walking Dead recap: 'The Lost and the Plunderers'
While Negan was genuinely bummed out by teen's death, he still wasted no time trying to leverage Rick's grief against him. In Negan's mind, enslaving local communities in a protection racket isn't an act of selfishness, it's an act of altruism.
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
Far-right, populist surge leaves Italy in limbo
Pro-immigration advocates are sounding alarm over such sentiments and the rise of the far-right movement in Italy and Europe. Plus, the economy has tanked and in 2016, "some 18 million people were at risk for poverty, and unemployment is now at 11%".
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
Local Gun Shop Owner Reacts to New Gun Control Law
NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker dismissed Dann's statements as "a desperate attention-seeking ploy by a has-been politician". By the NRA's count, governors since 2013 have enacted 382 "pro-gun" bills - many widely expanding access to firearms.
Mar 04 2018
After thumping victory in northeast elections, BJP to celebrate 'Vijay Diwas' today
The Congress' vote share dropped to only 2.1% of the total, as compared to almost a quarter in the 2013 Assembly elections. Nath alleged that the BJP is trying to use "money power to cause as much disturbance as possible".
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