Meet Democrats Running For Governor; Heated Races For Texas House, Senate

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The question is whether 2018 will be different in Florida. "It signals a Democratic electorate that is motivated to make a statement against Donald Trump, and that motivation is nowhere more powerful than in female voters". Two were in Miami, and the third was in Pasco County. "It's a good gauge of the incredible progressive energy we have across the country in a state that is ranked at the bottom of the barrel in voter turnout". "While we see more divisiveness at the congressional level among Republicans than among Democrats, the levels are small" (p. 18). Miguel Diaz de la Portilla of Miami lost to Democrat Jose Javier Rodriguez. In 2014, 86 percent of the primary's early vote went to Republicans. Why a former member is trying to oust his successor. "People are coming out because they don't want to hear the president refer to the countries of Africa as "s***hole" nations", said O'Rourke.

For more general information about the primary election, visit the county's website homepage. This race will appear on the Republican Ballot. "These are [voters] who did not vote in '16 or '14 but were registered at the time and now voted in 2018", Stein said. On the Republican side, I'm watching what happens to the three incumbents in the state Legislature who are being targeted by Abbott. After being outnumbered 75,400 to 30,108 in 2014 early voting, 87,916 Harris County Democrats out-balloted 81,537 Republicans in this year's totals. With so many candidates, plenty of controversy, and just enough campaign dollars in the mix, it's hard to tell how this will turn out, but one of these people will be up against Culberson in the fall, so this won't be the last time focus is locked on this district this year.

In addition, he said, the "real election" is in November, and he believes that because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs acts, the United States is seeing a growing economy.

"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. In early voting, 40,487 Republicans cast votes across Dallas County, compared with 43,745 four years ago. Then the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee got involved, dropping a bomb on one of the candidates, Laura Moser, a candidate backed by Bernie Sanders' allies, and turning the race into something of a proxy for the larger war within the party.

Gruters said guns is a major issue for almost one of five GOP primary voters.

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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. "It's going to cost you in your next election".

Denton County elections officials are ready for voters who show up Tuesday, said Frank Phillips, Denton County elections administrator.

Eight-year term limits for legislators has led to fewer competitive elections. But none of those open seats are expected to flip.

At present, 45 House incumbents, 24 Democrats and 21 Republicans, have no active opposition. That includes four Senate districts where Democrats didn't field candidates in 2014 or 2012, and 20 new House districts where they didn't have candidates in either 2016, 2014 or 2012. Many of those seats in Dallas County typically are held by Democrats.

It's a seemingly impossible hurdle.

They also are hopeful because two new polls show a clear majority of voters support a ban on assault weapons.