The next step after a primary election

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If a voter voted in the primary, they must vote for the same party which they voted for in the runoff, said Brazos County Elections Administrator Trudy Hancock.

Fifty-one percent of voters want Democrats to control Congress after the midterm election, compared with 38 percent for Republicans.

Now seeking a second Senate term, Cruz has been outraised by his Democratic opponent, one-time punk rocker and El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who also has visited more of Texas lately. Young, dynamic candidates such as O'Rourke and Lamb - and similar candidates in races across the nation - give Democrats a real chance to win back control of the House and Senate.

Democrats are hoping a surge in the number of their candidates for the Pennsylvania Legislature will translate into gains in this year's election. "This is an uphill, very tough fight for the next eight months".

More than 2 million votes were cast, a total of 1,484,000 were Republicans while only 608,000 were Democrats, a 70 percent to 30 percent advantage for Republicans.

"To do this, we have to take back the House", said Waters. "Or we could walk the walk".

In 2017, Moser drew national attention when she created Daily Action, which enables subscribers to receive a text message every morning with a political action to take that day.

In fact, despite longstanding expectations of Texas becoming a so-called purple state, Democrats have not won a statewide office there since 1994. "Voters should disregard these polls as they are almost always wrong, most notably in 2016 and 2017".

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But look at the GOP side: There was 50 percent higher turnout for the uncontested GOP Senate primary featuring incumbent Sen.

Texas has a record eight open congressional races this year, including two now held by entrenched Republicans who opted against re-election amid scandal. While that is meaningful, it is not proof that Texas will turn blue.

There does not seem to be an enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans. In a third GOP-controlled district targeted by Democrats in San Antonio, Republican had the lower turnout.

In the 23rd District, which follows hundreds of miles of the Mexican border, five Democrats are looking to unseat Hurd.

On Tuesday, 28 women on the Texas Primary ballot either won their race outright or are heading to a primary runoff.

This longtime pastor and math teacher never ran for office before but staged a last minute, come from behind victory to become the Democratic front-runner. Which would leave a one-party Republican race in a district Clinton won by nearly 10 percent.

But, Cook adds, "Realistically, Democrats will not win 100 percent of the seats in Toss Up or worse", he says in his latest report.

Rolfes said Democrats are aiming for tax relief in 2019 because some local and state officials have told them the administrative and logistical task of cutting 2018 taxes would be too complex.

Equally striking was the showing by women on the ballot: Of the almost 50 women running for Congress in Texas, more than half won their primaries outright or advanced to runoffs. That Joe Manchin would be nine points down to a generic Republican in West Virginia, for example, is a perfectly predictable number in a state where the Democrats have thoroughly collapsed thanks to their anti-coal energy policies.

Other propositions on the GOP ballot included a ban on construction of toll roads unless approved by voters, changing the way the Texas Speaker of the House is elected, abolishing abortion in the state and demanding that the U.S. Congress repeal Obamacare.

"I've spoken to innumerable senior citizens, retirees, parents of disabled children, people who understand what this administration means to their families".