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Texas stays red with Ted

State, local 2018 midterm election results posted

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Texan voters received an "I Voted" sticker after voting in the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 6.

Rebecca Covington, Editor-in-Chief

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After standing in long lines, facing bombardment of various campaigns’ material and triple checking the selected boxes on the ballot, millions of Americans fulfilled their responsibility as citizens and could only wait to find out who would represent them in their government. 

In the weeks leading up to and on Nov 6, Texans voted in their local, state, and congressional midterms. With a tense political climate, outcomes seemed less predictable than years before, and races for positions in Congress and multiple states Gubernatorial elections garnered national attention on news outlets and social media.

Movements to encourage young adults to vote appeared, attempting to raise the amount of people engaging in civic responsibility. Celebrity involvement rose significantly and divisive political tactics frequented ads as candidates criticized each other for supporting President Donald Trump or denouncing him.

On the national level, the Senate remained Republican while the House of Representatives shifted to Democratic majority. Texas stayed Republican in its re-election of Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The highly watched race for the U.S. Senate chair also resulted in a red outcome when Beto O’Rourke still came up short to incumbent Senator Ted Cruz, despite his highly publicized grassroots campaign that included visiting all 254 counties in Texas and engaging in town halls. Ultimately, Cruz’s significant lead in legislation and precise goals beat O’Rourke’s ambition as O’Rourke received 48 percent of the popular vote and Cruz got 50 percent. This precinct of Spring Branch also remained Republican in all local Texas Senate and House elections.

Results are listed below.

 

Local Results:

 

U.S. House – District 21: Republican Chip Roy

 

U.S. House – District 23: Republican Will Hurd (Incumbent)

 

Texas Senate – District 25: Republican Donna Campbell (Incumbent)

 

Texas House – District 73: Republican Kyle Biedermann (Incumbent)

 

State Results:

 

U.S. Senate: Republican Ted Cruz (Incumbent)

 

Governor: Republican Greg Abbott (Incumbent)

 

Lieutenant Governor: Republican Dan Patrick (Incumbent)

 

Land Commissioner: Republican George P. Bush (Incumbent)

 

Agriculture Commissioner: Republican Sid Miller (Incumbent)

 

Attorney General: Republican Ken Paxton (Incumbent)

 

Comptroller: Republican Glenn Hegar (Incumbent)

 

Railroad Commissioner: Republican Christi Craddick (Incumbent)

 

Texas Supreme Court – Place 2: Republican Jimmy Blacklock (Incumbent)

 

Texas Supreme Court – Place 4: Republican John Devine (Incumbent)

 

Texas Supreme Court – Place 6: Republican Jeff Brown (Incumbent)

 

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals – Place 1: Republican Sharon Keller (Incumbent)

 

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals – Place 7: Republican Barbara Parker Hervey (Incumbent)

 

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals – Place 8: Republican Michelle Slaughter

 

For all results, click here.

About the Writer
Rebecca Covington, Editor-in-Chief

Hi, I’m Rebecca Covington but most people call me Becca or Becks. This year, I’m a senior and co Editor-in-Chief alongside Laney Rendon, one of my favorite people. Other things I do include competing in UIL academics and loving my job as part of childcare staff at my church. I love talking about politics, visiting museums and going to festivals and concerts.

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