Former Vice-President Joe Biden edged out Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Biden leads the race with 33% of the vote to Sanders’ 30%. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg came in third with 15% of the vote.
President Trump easily wins the Republican nomination with 94% of the vote.
With over 98% of the precincts reporting statewide, 1.8 million Democrats voted in the Presidential primary compared to 1.99 million in the Republican primary, a difference of about 180,000 voters.
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Air Force veteran and former Congressional candidate MJ Hegar leads the way with 22.7% of the vote. But her opponent in the runoff has yet to be decided. With 98.9% of the vote counted, Community organizer Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez is in second place with 13.7% of the vote and state Senator Royce West of Dallas is very close behind with 13.6% of the vote. The two are separated by just 1,367 votes.
Republican incumbent John Cornyn won his primary battle with 76% of the vote.
The two most watched races involved incumbent Republican Kay Granger of Fort Worth and incumbent Democrat Henry Cuellar of Laredo. Both were challenged by extremists from their respective parties and both won easily.
In suburban Houston, Wesley Hunt easily won the Republican nomination for District 7 and will now challenge incumbent Democrat Lizzie Fletcher. The Republicans hope to gain back this seat won by Fletcher in 2018.
Austin Pfluger wins in CD 11 to replace Mike Conaway from west Texas not seeking reelection in a solidly Republican seat.
Josh Winegarner and Ronny Jackson head to a runoff to replace retiring Mac Thornberry from Amarillo in another solidly Republican seat.
In the district running from Waco to College Station, Incumbent Republican Bill Flores is not seeking reelection. Former Dallas Congressman Pete Sessions and Renee Swann to runoff in another solid seat for the Republicans.
In swing district 22 in Fort Bend County, where incumbent Republican incumbent Pete Olson is not seeking reelections, Republicans Troy Nehls and Kathleen Wall head to runoff, while Sri Kulkani wins Democratic nomination
Another swing district based in San Antonio is CD 23, where incumbent Republican Will Hurd is not seeking reelection. Gina Ortiz Jones, who narrowly lost to Hurd in 2018, secures Democratic nomination while Tony Gonzalez and Raul Reyes go to runoff on Republican side.
All other incumbents in the Texas Congressional delegation easily won their primary races.
In District 19, Rep. Roland Gutierrez will be in runoff against Xochil Rodriguez to face incumbent Republican Pete Flores. This seat which runs from San Antonio to El Paso is considered solidly Democratic. Flores won the seat in a special election in 2018 and the Democrats are hoping to regain the seat in 2020.
In the Rio Grande Valley based District 27, longtime incumbent Eddie Lucio of Brownsville has been unable to avoid a runoff – by just 100 votes. He leads two challengers with 49.8% of the vote, compared to Sara Stapleton Barrera with 35.6%.
Two Republican incumbents are headed to runoffs.
Republican Dan Flynn of Van leads his two challengers with 44.5% of the vote. He will face Byran Slaton who came in second with 35.2%.
Republican JD Sheffield of Stephenville also faced two challengers. He will head to the runoff in second place with 30.4% of the vote. Shelby Swanson led the primary with 45.6%.
Several other incumbents faced primary challenges: Chris Paddie (R, Marshall), Geanie Morrison (R, Victoria) , Alex Dominguez (D, Brownsville), Eddie Lucio, III (D, San Benito), Sergio Munoz (E, Edinburg), Bobby Guerra (D, McAllen), Tracy King (D, Uvalde), Phil Stephenson (R, Wharton), Jared Paterson (R, Frisco), Trey Martinez Fischer (D, San Antonio), Dan Huberty (R, Kingwood), and Dennis Paul (R, Clear Lake) all were successful in their reelection bids.
Several other Houston area Democratic Representatives also faced primary challenges and were all easily reelected: Senfronia Thompson, Alma Allen, Garnet Coleman, Shawn Thierry, and Jarvis Johnson. Also in Houston, incumbent Harold Dutton appeared to avoid a runoff. He sits at exactly 50% of the vote against three challengers.