2012 elections preview: Texas voters to select winners in congressional, legislative runoffs
The primary season continues tomorrow with runoff elections in Texas.
Here's what to watch for in Texas, where polling places will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Central Time.
A runoff election will be held in both parties tomorrow. In the Democratic runoff, Paul Sadler competes with Grady Yarbrough for the nomination. On the Republican side, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is vying for the nomination with Ted Cruz.
The GOP runoff race is the most expensive congressional race in this election and has attracted a total of $13 million in super PAC campaign spending. Dewhurst has raised a total of nearly $30 million for the runoff, nearly three times that of Cruz. Super PACs backing Cruz have spent $7 million, while super PACs backing Dewhurst have spent $6 million.
There will be a total of 11 runoff elections in the U.S. House tomorrow.
Texas will hold a total of 18 state legislative primary runoffs on July 31 -- 1 Senate and 17 House with 4 Democratic and 14 Republican runoffs. A total of 5 incumbents will be facing off against their opponents in the primary runoffs.
District 11: Incumbent Chuck Hopson and Travis Clardy
District 12: Tucker Anderson and Kyle J. Kacal
District 23: Wayne Faircloth and W.M. Wallace
District 24: Greg Bonnen and Ryan Sitton
District 26: Jacquie Chaumette and Rick Miller
District 40: Agustin Hernandez, Jr. and Terry Canales
District 43: Incumbent J.M. Lozano and Bill T. Willson, II
District 59: Incumbent Sid Miller and J.D. Sheffield
District 67: Jon Cole and Jeff Leach
District 68: Trent McKnight and Drew Springer
District 88: Incumbent Jim Landtroop and Ken King
District 91: Stephanie Klick and Ken Sapp
District 95: Nicole Collier and Jesse Gaines
District 114: Bill Keffer and Jason Villalba
District 115: Steve Nguyen and Bennett Ratliff
District 117: Philip Cortez and Tina Torres
District 137: Jamaal R. Smith and Gene Wu
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