2014 elections preview: Texas to hold congressional primary runoff
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
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There was only a need for a Democratic primary runoff for Texas' U.S. Senate seat, as incumbent John Cornyn easily secured the Republican nomination in the primary.
In the Democratic runoff, David Alameel will face Kesha Rogers. Alameel secured 47% of the vote in the primary, while Rogers took in just 21.6%. This, combined with a large fundraising advantage, indicates that Alameel should have a fairly easy time winning the runoff election.
There are three nominations up for grabs in Texas' congressional runoff. All three primary runoffs taking place for the U.S. House are for the Republican nomination.
|Members of the U.S. House from Texas -- Partisan Breakdown|
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Incumbent Ralph Hall (R) is the only congressional incumbent in Texas forced to go to a primary runoff election. He faces John Ratcliffe, a legitimate primary threat, in what should be a very close race.
Francisco Canseco and Will Hurd face off in the Republican primary runoff. The primary between the two was very close; Hurd received 41% of the vote to Canseco's 40.3%. The winner of the runoff will face incumbent Pete Gallego (D) in the general election.
Brian Babin and Ben Streusand are facing off to fill the open seat left by incumbent Steve Stockman's U.S. Senate run. The winner of the Republican runoff will face Michael Cole (D) in the general election.
- United States Senate elections in Texas, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2014
- Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014