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==Election history==
==Election history==
On November 6, 2012, [[Ted Cruz]] won election to the [[United States Senate]]. He defeated [[Paul Sadler]], [[John Jay Myers]], and [[David Collins]] in the general election.
On November 6, 2012, [[Ted Cruz]] won election to the [[United States Senate]]. He defeated [[Paul Sadler]], [[John Jay Myers]] and [[David Collins]] in the general election.

Revision as of 10:50, 26 August 2013


2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Texas

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John Cornyn Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John Cornyn Republican Party
John Cornyn.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Texas will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[3][4]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by John Cornyn (R). Cornyn was first elected in 2002.


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Race background

Cornyn has yet to draw any Republican primary challengers to the race but is taking the threat of a strong primary challenge seriously. Fellow Texas senator Ted Cruz refused to endorse his colleague, John Cornyn, or any other incumbent. He stated, "I think every elected official, including me, owes it to the people, owes it the grass roots, to go and make the case to the grass roots why he or she is representing their interests."[5]

Election history


On November 6, 2012, Ted Cruz won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Paul Sadler, John Jay Myers and David Collins in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Cruz 56.5% 4,440,137
     Democratic Paul Sadler 40.6% 3,194,927
     Libertarian John Jay Myers 2.1% 162,354
     Green David B. Collins 0.9% 67,404
Total Votes 7,864,822
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 4, 2008, John Cornyn won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Richard J. "Rick" Noriega (D) and Yvonne Adams Schick (L).[6]

U.S. Senate General Election, Texas, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cornyn Incumbent 54.8% 4,337,469
     Democratic Richard J. "Rick" Noriega 42.8% 3,389,365
     Libertarian Yvonne Adams Schick 2.3% 185,241
Total Votes 7,912,075

See also

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