Tuesday, May 22, 2018
It's Texas Primary Runoff Election Day!
There were 33 March primary races in which the candidates didn't get more than the 50% they needed to declare victory and move on to November, Those candidates who advanced to this runoff want and need your vote. There are two runoff candidates, one from each party, who are incumbent state House reps.
Bring your yellow voter registration card and your photo ID. There are some races I'll be watching after the polls close .
The US House District 7 battle on the Democratic side between Laura Moser and Lizzie Pannill Fletcher. to see who takes on the incumbent Rep John Culberson in the fall.
I'll also be watching the US House District 22 race between Sri Preston Kulkarni and Letitia Plummer and the San Antonio area US House District 23 race between Gina Ortiz Jones and Rick Trevino
I want to see if the pattern continues of Republican candidates who deploy transphobia in their primary races end up losing them.
The US House District 2 race to replace the retiring Rep. Ted Poe has gotten contentious between state Rep. Kevin Roberts (no relation) and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw.
And he's making the GOP establishment supporting Roberts nervous
While Roberts has the backing of longtime conservatives Steven Hotze and Terry Lowry, Crenshaw picked up the endorsements of influential Houston conservative talk radio host Michael Berry over the weekend and former Texas governor Rick Perry.
We'll find out what happens after the polls close later today. But no matter what party you support, go handle your business