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Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke’s race was the closest in Texas in 40 years

“Who?” That was the response again in late 2016 from former Houston Mayor Annise Parker when she first heard {that a} sophomore Democratic congressman from El Paso named Beto O’Rourke was mulling a problem to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Parker, like most different Texans, had completely no clue who O’Rourke was, or why she ought to take severely his potential entry right into a race that many Democrats seen as a suicide mission. Virtually precisely two years later, O'Rourke fell roughly 220,000 votes quick out of…

State Sen. Sylvia Garcia declares resignation efficient Friday afternoon

State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, the Houston Democrat who's headed to Congress, introduced Friday that she is resigning from her Senate seat efficient 12:01 p.m. The transfer represents her second effort to resign after she despatched Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a letter in July declaring her "intent to resign" Jan. 2, 2019. That letter led to a standoff between her and Abbott's workplace, which argued that her use of the phrase "intent to resign" was not enough sufficient to set off the method by which the governor can name a…

Are Texas suburbs slipping away from Republicans?

By the top of Election Day, the political maps of the state’s suburban and swing counties had a peculiar blue tint. The blue washed over the Dallas-Fort Value space and crept up on suburban counties in North Texas. It unfold from Houston — in a county that was as soon as a political battleground — and crested over a few of its suburban communities. And it swept by the Interstate 35 hall from Travis County to its neighbors to the north and south. Counties that haven’t voted for a Democrat in many years turned out for Beto…

LGBTQ candidates working in file numbers in Texas this election cycle

Fourteen of the 35 homosexual, bisexual and transgender candidates who ran for workplace in Texas through the midterms claimed victory Tuesday evening — a 40 % success price in deep-red Texas — and nationwide and state activists say they’re assured this election cycle carved a path for a future “rainbow wave” in Texas. The historic quantity of Texas candidates who ran for workplaces from governor right down to metropolis council positions joined a record-shattering rank of greater than 400 LGBTQ people on nationwide…

In Dallas County, Republican gerrymandering backfired in 2018

On the finish of the 2011 legislative session, state Rep. Rafael Anchia, a Dallas Democrat, sat right down to dinner with a Republican colleague from the Texas Home. Anchia was exhausted and incensed. It had been a brutal six months for Home Democrats, who have been right down to 48 seats within the 150-seat chamber. After driving a pink wave within the 2010 election, Republicans used their new Home supermajority to redraw Texas’ political maps following the once-a-decade census in a approach that might assist them…

Texas midterm election outcomes: Search for turnout in your county

It has been greater than 20 years since Texas voters had been so fired up about midterm elections. Loading... The turnout on Election Day and two weeks of early voting earlier than that eclipsed voter fervor in 2010 – the 12 months when the Tea Occasion exploded onto the state and nationwide scenes and handed Republicans large victories. This 12 months's turnout seemed extra just like the curiosity Texas voters present in presidential elections. And it was barely increased than turnout in 2000, when Texans helped ship…

The place Ted Cruz’s shut victory over Beto O’Rourke stands in Texas historical past

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz secured a second six-year time period Tuesday, serving to statewide Republicans narrowly sail previous Democrats hoping for a blue wave. However the political waters Cruz navigated had been the choppiest that any U.S. Senator from Texas confronted since 1978, when Republican incumbent John Tower received re-election towards Democrat Bob Krueger by half a share level, or about 12,000 votes. With a loss Tuesday evening by about 2.6 share factors or round 223,000 votes, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke obtained…

Evaluation: In Donald Trump’s midterm, Texas voters faucet the brakes

Editor's observe: If you would like an e-mail discover every time we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click on right here. Everyone knows concerning the Ted-and-Beto showbiz part of this week’s elections, however the sights of that race don’t absolutely clarify the outcomes. This was all about Donald Trump. Midterms are report playing cards for presidents; ask Invoice Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Holding an election midway by a presidency offers voters an opportunity to regulate their illustration. And in…

Democrats flip at the very least two GOP-held congressional districts in Texas

This yr, amid an rebellion of anti-Trump sentiment and a surge of unprecedented early voter turnout for an off-year election, Democrats noticed a possibility to flip a handful of congressional seats from crimson to blue in Texas — with three seats thought-about particularly aggressive. Democrats received at the very least two, sufficient to assist the nationwide celebration acquire management of the U.S. Home, whereas Republicans elsewhere fended off a slew of aggressive challengers. Democrats celebrated victories by…

What occurred within the 2018 Texas midterm elections

Beto O’Rourke got here shut — however no cigar. In one of many nation’s closest-watched elections, Beto O’Rourke misplaced a good race to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. However Texas Democrats celebrated the shut margin. “I'm as impressed and hopeful as I've ever been in my life,” O’Rourke instructed a sprawling crowd of supporters in his hometown of El Paso. Decrease on the poll, Democrats picked up two seats within the U.S. Home, unseating U.S. Rep. Pete Periods, R-Dallas, and U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston. That inches…

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