The Texas Primaries: 6 Takeaways To Kick Off The 2018 Election Cycle
The Texas Primaries: 6 Takeaways To Kick Off The 2018 Election Cycle
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In the state's 10 counties with the highest number of registered voters, 370,219 Democrats voted early compared to 282,928 Republicans. Yes, those were competitive primaries for Democrats while the GOP is running three incumbents who faced token opposition, but those districts are still in play - and they're happening in the suburbs, where Trump's approval rating is suffering. We know, for example, that Florida governor Rick Scott is going to spend an obscene amount of money in his likely race against Bill Nelson. Other manufacturing-state Democrats like Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, applauded Trump's move.
Energized and angry Democrats in Texas, where the GOP has dominated for decades, came out in force to surpass 1 million voters Tuesday - the firsttime the party has eclipsed that benchmark in a midterm primary since 2002, just months after the September 11 attacks.
As for the specific seats Democrats hope to capture in November, it appears that Republicans would retain control if the races were decided on the basis of Tuesday's primary vote.
Many women ran in a record eight open congressional races this year in Texas - two of which are up for grabs after longtime GOP incumbents abandoned plans for re-election amid scandal.
As the New York Times' live election night coverage noted, both the Democratic and Republican parties were exhibiting the same internal partisan divides that plagued both parties in 2016. Democrats haven't won a statewide office in Texas since 1994 - the nation's longest streak.
The message after the Texas primary is twofold: Texas is not turning blue, but Democratic enthusiasm is real.
Trump pardons Navy man who shot illegal sub photos Navy Kristian Saucier sailor who was charged and convicted of taking photos of classified areas on the submarine USS Alexandria. Saucier's offense stands in contrast to his commendable military service. "Saucier's service to the country", she added.
Texas has 36 House seats. Sylvia Garcia, running to replace Democratic Rep. Gene Green in Houston, are the overwhelming favorites to be the first Latinas sent to Congress from Texas. Texas, which shares the longest border with Mexico, has been subjected to "wall" chants and anti-immigrant narratives. Strategists will be watching if she advances to a runoff despite attacks from fellow Democrats.
Former former Obama administration official Lillian Salerno and former National Football League linebacker and a civil rights attorney Colin Allred advanced Tuesday to a May 22 runoff for the Democratic nomination for the 32nd Congressional District seat. And a Democratic candidate endorsed by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer was edged out by a political novice, who is a pastor and former math teacher. And when that candidate raised $1 million or more before a primary, he or she was really seen as a favorite.
Amid the fairly large swings in the congressional generic ballot over the last three months, the odds of a Democratic takeover of the House have gone from very high to shockingly low to reasonably strong.
Not a chance on earth he'll get a vote from million of Texans.
David Wasserman, a congressional elections expert in Washington, said that even in a primary election, the enthusiasm level showed by Democrats is consequential.
Elliott said. "They will need to do some research on how to go about doing that and get some professional advice". House Speaker Paul Ryan, appearing with Home Depot employees in Atlanta, warned of "unintended consequences".
The Metro add that PSG will once again shell out on bolstering their ranks with the addition of three Blues players. French sports daily L'Equipe reported Friday that Chelsea coach Antonio Conte is being lined up to replace Emery.
That embarrassment partly sparked the Lakers on their current run of strong form, with nine wins in 14 games since that defeat. In mid-December, the Wizards lost a chance to hit a game-winner against the Clippers because the clock started too soon.
Not only did victor do the pole vault, but he also participated in the 60-meter hurdles with very little experience in the event. In the men's 400m, sophomore Akeem Bloomfield and redshirt freshman Nathon Allen finished third and eighth overall to advance.
The Razorbacks and Volunteers met on the opening weekend of conference play, a 95-93 Arkansas win in overtime December 30. It wasn't just the number of points Barford scored that was so impressive, but rather when - and how - he scored them.
He blamed the Taliban and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), both of which have targeted ethnic Hazaras in the past. At least seven people were killed, including one police officer, while at least seven more people were left wounded.
The new pictures, which are the first time they have been seen together, show Emma looking up lovingly at Chord they chat. Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet have gone public with their romance and walked together in public holding hands.
Despite that, New Orleans have won 11 of their last 16 games, and now sit fourth in the Western Conference with a 38-26 record. Pelicans forward Darius Miller led the team with 20 points and Cheick Diallo had a season-high 14 points and nine rebounds.
Reports having been doing rounds that Warner mentioned de Kock's sister out in the middle, a charge that Warner rejected. For the incident, Warner was fined 75 per cent of his match by the International Cricket Council.
Cruz's public defender has said that he will plead guilty if prosecutors promise not to pursue the death penalty for the teen. We are always practicing our safety procedures and for a variety of potential threats in our schools.
Burger-flipping robot suspended after only one day on job
Flippy the burger-flipping robot was developed by Miso Robotics and uses artificial intelligence to flip burgers on a grill. But the stage was dark Thursday, and there was little sign that Flippy would be coming back immediately.
India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire on LoC; no casualties
Kumam was countering an allegation made by Pakistan earlier at the forum, about human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir . Kumam said the disturbances in Kashmir are caused due to Pakistan abetting cross-border terrorism in the Valley.
MI escapes in overtime of Big Ten Tournament opener
Oddsmakers are listing Minnesota as a favorite in this game, with the Gophers are getting odds of -2.5 points against Rutgers. IU finished its conference schedule with a loss to Ohio State on Friday that gave the Hoosiers a 9-9 record in the Big Ten .
Pacific island bones likely of Amelia Earhart By
A historic seamstress took the measurements, which included the inseam length and waist circumference of Earhart's pants . Hoodless upon studying the anatomical remains concluded that they belonged to a man.
Salmonella cases up to 170, including 5 in Nebraska
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US Must Be Wary As It Pursues Engagement With North Korea
The signs of nuclear activity coincided with the North's string of diplomatic overtures to South Korea and the United States. The New York Times reported it would be the first-ever meeting between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.