2012 elections review: Incumbents toppled in Texas runoff elections
The primary season continued yesterday with runoff elections in Texas.
In the heated GOP runoff election, Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz defeated Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination. On the other side of the aisle, Paul Sadler defeated Grady Yarbrough for the Democratic nomination.
There were 11 runoff elections held in the U.S. House, 6 Democratic and 5 Republican. The results are as follows:
District 5: Linda Mrosko defeated Tom Berry.
District 7: James Cargas defeated Lissa Squiers and will face incumbent John Culberson (R) in the general election.
District 14: Randy Weber defeated Felicia Harris.
District 15: Dale Brueggemann defeated Eddie Zamora and will face incumbent Ruben Hinojosa (D) in the general election.
District 23: Pete Gallego defeated Ciro Rodriguez.
District 25: Roger Williams defeated Wes Riddle.
District 27: Rose Meza Harrison defeated Jerry Trevino.
District 33: Marc Veasey defeated Domingo Garcia for the Democratic nomination.
/ District 34: Filemon Vela defeated Denise Saenz Blanchard in the Democratic runoff. Jessica Puente Bradshaw defeated Adela Garza in the Republican primary runoff.
District 36: Steve Stockman defeated Stephen Takach for the Republican nomination in the newly created 36th District.
Texas held 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 faced off against their opponents in the primary runoffs. Of those incumbents, just one, J.M. Lozano, advanced to the general election.
District 11: Travis Clardy defeated incumbent Chuck Hopson
District 12: Kyle J. Kacal defeated Tucker Anderson
District 23: Wayne Faircloth defeated W.M. Wallace
District 24: Greg Bonnen defeated Ryan Sitton
District 26: Rick Miller defeated Jacquie Chaumette
District 40: Terry Canales defeated Agustin Hernandez, Jr.
District 43: Incumbent J.M. Lozano defeated Bill T. Willson, II
District 59: J.D. Sheffield defeated incumbent Sid Miller
District 67: Jeff Leach defeated Jon Cole
District 68: Drew Springer defeated Trent McKnight
District 88: Ken King defeated incumbent Jim Landtroop
District 91: Stephanie Klick defeated Ken Sapp
District 95: Nicole Collier defeated Jesse Gaines
District 114: Jason Villalba defeated Bill Keffer
District 115: Bennett Ratliff defeated Steve Nguyen
District 117: Philip Cortez defeated Tina Torres
District 137: Gene Wu defeated Jamaal R. Smith
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- United States Senate elections in Texas, 2012
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