Archive for November, 2016
Nov 8th - 12:47 pm
The day has finally arrived. Election Day 2016. It’s hard to believe that this election cycle started in March 2015 with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Overall, Texas saw quite a bit of action during this election season. The state had five presidential candidates with Texas ties. Former Governor Rick Perry, native Texan Jeb Bush, Austin-born Carly Fiorina and Sen. Rand Paul who grew up in Texas and went to Baylor University joined Sen. Cruz in the crowded field of 17 Republican candidates.
But in the end, Donald Trump won the GOP nomination and Hillary Clinton became the Democrats’ nominee.
While much of the last few months have been solely focused on that contentious presidential race, there are several state races that could end in upsets for the incumbents.
Here’s a list of the races we are watching tonight:
Congressional District 23 – San Antonio
Republican Rep. Will Hurd vs. Democrat Pete Gallego
State House Races
Republican Rep. John Lujan vs. Democrat Tomas Uresti
Republican Rep. Rick Galindo vs. Democrat Phil Cortez
Republican Rep. Rodney Anderson vs. Democrat Terry Meza
Republican Rep. Kenneth Sheets vs. Democrat Victoria Neave
Republican Rep. Linda Koop vs. Democrat Laura Irvin
Republican Rep. Cindy Burkett vs. Rhetta Andrews Bowers
Republican Rep. Jason Villalba vs. Democrat Jim Burke
Republican Rep. J.M. Lozano vs. Democrat Marisa Yvette Garcia-Utley
Republican Rep. Gilbert Pena vs. Democrat Mary Ann Perez
Republican Rep. Wayne Faircloth vs. Democrat Lloyd Criss
Republican Rep. Sarah Davis vs. Democrat Ben Rose
Republican Rep. Tony Dale vs. Democrat Paul Gordon
Republican Rep. Paul Workman vs. Democrat Ana Jordan
Even if Democrats do pick up a few Texas House seats, the balance of power is still firmly in Republicans’ grip at the Texas Legislature.
Join us at 6 p.m. tonight for complete coverage of the presidential, state and local races.