Wednesday, August 1, 2012
2012 Primary Runoff
Here’s a report on last night’s election. Appears that ten incumbent Republicans have been defeated in this primary/runoff. There will be a lot of new faces in Austin come January!
Republican Primary Turnout: Republican Primary turnout was 1,106,224, which is 8.46% of registered voters. That compares to: 1,443,786 voters (11.05% of registered voters) in the May 29, 2012 Republican Primary Election.
Democratic Primary Turnout: Democratic Primary turnout was 235,708, which is 1.8% of registered voters. That compares to: 587,465 voters (4.49% of registered voters) in the May 29, 2012 Democratic Primary Election.
Railroad Commissioner: Incumbent Barry Smitherman defeated Greg Parker with 62.19% of the vote.
Railroad Commissioner: Christi Craddick defeated State Representative Warren Chisum with 59.8% of the vote.
Supreme Court Place 4: John Devine defeated incumbent Justice David Medina with 53.27% of the vote.
Ted Cruz (R) defeated Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R) with 56.79 percent of the vote. Cruz will face Paul Sadler (D), who defeated Grady Yarbrough (D) with 63.08 percent of the vote, in the General Election.
Overview: All 32 members of the Texas congressional delegation are up for re-election this year, and 30 are seeking re-election. The two Congressmen not seeking re-election are: Congressmen Ron Paul (R-Surfside in District 14) and Charlie Gonzalez (D-San Antonio in District 20). One Congressman was defeated in the Primary – Silvestre Reyes (D-El Paso). No incumbents were involved in run-offs. Based on population growth, Texas was awarded four new congressional districts.
District 5: Linda Mrosko (D) defeated Tom Berry (D) with 60.82% of the vote. Mrosko will face incumbent Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R) in the General Election.
District 7: James Cargas (D) defeated Lissa Squires (D) with 57.82% of the vote. Cargas will challenge Congressman John Culberson (R) in the General Election.
District 14: Former State Representative Randy Weber (R) defeated Felicia Harris (R) with 62.77 percent of the vote. Weber will face Nick Lampson in the General Election (note: Congressman Ron Paul (R) is not seeking re-election).
District 15: Dale Brueggemann (R) defeated Eddie Zamora (R) with 57.3 percent of the vote. Brueggemann will face Ruben Hinojosa (D) in the General Election.
District 23: Former State Representative Pete Gallego (D) defeated Ciro Rodriguez (D) with 54.92 percent of the voice. Gallego will face Francisco “Quico” Canseco (R) in the General Election.
District 25: Former Secretary of State Roger Williams (R) defeated Wes Riddle (R) with 57.96 percent of the vote. Williams will face Elaine Henderson (D).
District 27: Rose Meza Harrison (D) defeated Jerry Trevino (D) with 60.56 percent of the vote. Harrison will face Blake Farenthold (R) in the General Election.
District 33: Former State Representative Marc Veasey (D) defeated Former State Representative Domingo Garcia (D) with 52.73 percent of the vote. Veasey will face Chuck Bradley in the General Election.
District 34: Filemon Vela (D) defeated Denise Saenz Blanchard with 66.63 percent of the vote. Vela will face Jessica Puente Brandshaw (R) who defeated Adela Garza (R) with 55.34 percent of the vote, in the General Election.
District 36: Former Congressman Steve Stockman (R) defeated Stephen Takach with 55.25% of the vote. Stockman will face Max Martin (D) in the General Election.
Donna Campbell (R) defeated incumbent Senator Jeff Wentworth (R) for Senate District 25 with 66.15 percent of the vote. She will now face John Courage (D) in the November elections.
Overview: All 150 members of the Texas House are up for election this year. There were run-offs in 17 House districts. Four incumbents were involved in run-offs including: Representatives Chuck Hopson (R-Jacksonville in District 11), J.M. Lozano (R-Kingsville in District 43), Sid Miller (R-Stephenville in District 59), and Jim Landtroop (R-Plainview in District 88). Three were defeated in the Run-offs: Chuck Hopson, Sid Miller, and Jim Landtroop. J.M. Lozano was the only incumbent who survived a run-off challenge. Seven incumbents were defeated in the Primary Elections including Representatives Marva Beck (R-Centerville in District 57), Leo Berman (R-Tyler in District 6), Wayne Christian (R-Center in District 9), Rob Eissler (R-The Woodlands in District 15), Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton (R-Lumberton in District 19), Barbara Nash (R-Arlington in District 93), and Vicki Truitt (R-Southlake in District 98).
District 11: Travis Clardy (R) defeated incumbent Rep. Chuck Hopson (R) with 51.14% of the vote. Clardy is the representative elect as he does not face a general election opponent.
District 12: Kyle Kacal (R) defeated Tucker Anderson (R) with 50.88% of the vote. Kacal will face Robert Stem (D) in the General Election
District 23: Wayne Faircloth defeated Bill Wallace (R) with 56.25 percent of the vote. Faircloth will challenge incumbent Craig Eiland (D) in the General Election
District 24: Greg Bonnen (R) defeated Ryan Sitton (R) with 57.72 percent of the vote. Bonnen will challenge Rusty Cates (D) in the General Election (note: This is an open seat-Rep. Larry Taylor is running for Texas Senate).
District 26: Rick Miller (R) defeated Jacqueline Chaumette with 57.8 percent of the vote. Miller will face Vy Nguyen (D) in the General Election (note: This is an open seat—Rep. Charlie Howard is not seeking re-election)
District 40: Terry Canales (D) defeated Auggie Hernandez (D) with 52.96% of the vote. Canales is the representative elect, and does not face a General Election opponent (note: this is an open seat as Rep. Aaron Pena (R) did not seek re-election).
District 43: Representative J.M. Lozano (R) defeated Bill T. Wilson, II (R) with 54.14% of the vote. Rep. Lozano will face former state representative Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles in the General Election.
District 59: J.D. Shelton (R) defeated incumbent Rep. Sid Miller (R) with 54.8 percent of the vote. Shelton will face Bill Norris (D) in the General Election
District 67: Jeff Leach (R) defeated Jon Cole (R) with 53.39 percent of the vote. Leach is the Representative Elect since he does not face a General Election opponent (note: Rep. Jerry Madden (R) is not seeking re-election).
District 68: Drew Alan Springer, Jr. (R) defeated Trent McKnight (R) with 56.38 percent. Springer is the representative elect since the Democratic candidate Lanhon Odom (D) was disqualified.
District 88: Ken King (R) defeated incumbent Rep. Jim Landtroop (R) with 53.99 percent of the vote. King is the Representative Elect as he does not face a General Election (note: Rep. Warren Chisum and Rep. Jim Landtroop were paired in this election, but Rep. Chisum is not seeking re-election.
District 91: Stephanie Klick (R) defeated Kenneth Sapp (R) with 53.82 percent of the vote. Klick is the Representative Elect as she will not face a general election (note: Rep. Kelly Hancock is running for Texas Senate. He defeated Rep. Todd Smith (R) in the May primaries).
District 95: Nicole Collier (D) defeated Jesse Gaines (D) with 59.95% of the vote. Collier will face Monte Mitchell (R) in the General Election (note: Rep. Marc Veasey is running for CD 33)
District 114: Jason Villalba (R) defeated former State Representative Bill Keffer (R) with 51.77 percent. Villalba will face former State Representative Carol Kent (D) in the General Election (note: Rep. Will Hartnett is not seeking re-election)
District 115: Bennett Ratliff (R) defeated Steve Nguyen (R) with 51.93 percent of the vote. Ratliff will face Mary Clare Fabishak (D) in the General Election (note: Rep. Jim Jackson is not seeking re-election).
District 117: Philip Cortez (D) defeated Tina Torres (D) with 56.96 percent of the vote. Cortez will face Incumbent Rep. John Garza (R) in the General Election.
District 137: Gene Wu (D) defeated Jamaal Smith (D) with 61.61 percent of the vote. Wu will face M.J. Khan in the General Election (note: Rep. Hochberg is not seeking re-election) #tb