The votes have been counted and the message is clear: Republican primary voters love the Tea Party, at least when it comes to statewide office. But will the larger voting public feel the same way in November?

In Wednesday’s Capital Tonight, we took a closer look at Tuesday night’s primary runoff results to find out.


On the Democratic side, the attack strategies are already being put in motion, while Republicans are moving quickly to unify. We spoke Republican Party of Texas chairman Steve Munisteri and Texas Democratic Party spokesman Emmanuel Garcia to see how they view the results and where they plan to go from here.


At the House level, the Republican establishment fended off a number of attacks from the right Tuesday night. The Quorum Report‘s Harvey Kronberg talked about what it could mean for next session.