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2014 elections review: Texas' congressional primary runoff

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May 28, 2014


By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

Four congressional races in Texas required a primary runoff to determine the winner. Here is a review of what happened in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections in Texas, 2014

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 easily defeated Kesha Rogers. Alameel secured over 70% of the runoff vote. He will move on to face incumbent John Cornyn in November.[1]

U.S. House

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2014

There were three nominations up for grabs in Texas' congressional runoff. All three primary runoffs that took place in the U.S. House were for the Republican nomination.

Members of the U.S. House from Texas -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 12 11
     Republican Party 24 25
Total 36 36

District 4

See also: Texas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014 and Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014

Incumbent Ralph Hall (R) was defeated by primary challenger John Ratcliffe in the primary runoff election.[1] Ratcliffe won the runoff by roughly 6 percent of the vote. He will win election unopposed in November.

District 23

See also: Texas' 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Will Hurd defeated Francisco Canseco in the Republican primary runoff. Hurd will face incumbent Pete Gallego (D) in the general election.[1]

District 36

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

Brian Babin defeated Ben Streusand for the Republican nomination to fill the open seat left by incumbent Steve Stockman's U.S. Senate run. He will face Michael Cole (D) in the general election.[1]

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