After record-high early voter turnout, Democrats hope Texas' primary election on Tuesday will show that anger over U.S. President Donald Trump's policies could help them flip congressional seats from Republican control in November.
The Texas Primary for this year's midterm elections will be held from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Tuesday at voting places throughout the city.
Early turnout numbers are showing that twice as many Democrats are coming out than did last midterm, said show co-host Chris Cuomo, but Hensarling said he's going to wait to see what happens in November. Democratic voting was up by 102 percent.
"Democrats are already on a winning streak, flipping seats in special elections across the country in GOP strongholds", the Abbott campaign email warns. Even Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been indicted on felony securities fraud charges, remains favored for re-election. They are trying to fight back against a state court ruling in Pennsylvania that redrew the state's congressional district and is likely to eat into the GOP's 13-to-5 statewide advantage in House seats. Challengers wait until a seat becomes open, with no incumbent, when a newcomer's chances are better.
On the Democratic side, the big question is whether the party can sort out the avalanche of candidates in various races. Will Hurd in a district stretching hundreds of miles from San Antonio to El Paso.
Thanks to an interview with CNN's Manu Raju, it's clear that Texas Republican Sen. In addition, there are over twice as many Republican retirements as Democratic retirements in the House-usually an indication that the exiting members think it's going to be a bad year for their party. Ted Cruz, a senator and staunch conservative up for re-election, will nearly certainly be voted back into office.
Cruz's sentiment was echoed by John Cornyn, the senior Republican senator from Texas, who told CNN's Phil Mattingly, with a chuckle: "Well, it got my attention". Strategists will be watching if she advances to a runoff despite attacks from fellow Democrats.
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That created a massive backlog of renewal applications, which can take three to five months for the agency to process. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was supposed to expire on March 5.
Trump has been divisive in Texas, where he receives about 83 percent approval among Republican respondents and 85 percent disapproval among Democrat respondents, according to polling from the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas.
The Texas secretary of state says the Democratic and Republican parties pay for polling locations during the state's primary elections, meaning that ballots for both don't necessarily have to be offered at all locations. "My answer for why there's a higher turnout is really straightforward, there are more candidates", Stein said.
Some Houston-area voters say they've encountered problems at the polls that include one site opening more than an hour late, prompting some people to leave. "We are the first primary in the 2018 season". But challenges to maps drawn by Republicans in Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan and North Carolina are unlikely to impact the 2018 election. Neither White nor Valdez may win a majority of Tuesday's votes, though.
McFadden told BuzzFeed News that national Democrats should "butt out" of the campaign.
The rising Democratic enthusiasm mirrors what the party has already seen across the country in the almost year and a half since President Trump was elected - more than three dozen state legislature seats changing hands, important wins in Virginiaand New Jerseylast year and mobilization through rallies and protests.
In addition, state Rep.