Statewide Races Offer A Better Look – But Few Surprises – In The March Primary
We’re a little bit closer to knowing who will be on the ballot in November. Republicans and Democrats selected most of their nominees for the general election this fall, but statewide, the races didn't quite live up to the hype. Of the highest offices on Texas ballots, only one went to a runoff.
Cruz had more than 85 percent of the vote in the Republican primary, while O’Rourke go more than 60 percent of the vote – nearly two-and-a-half times the amount of his nearest Democratic opponent, Sema Hernandez.
On the Republican side, Gov. Greg Abbott unsurprisingly won his party’s nomination to run for a second term, with 90 percent of the vote.
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Current Land Commissioner, George P. Bush marshaled nearly twice as many votes as his high-profile Republican challenger, former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, in a race that some predicted Bush could lose. An audit suggested his office mismanaged the Alamo, and opponents said he gave preferential treatment to a campaign donor in a selection process for a state contract.
Bush will face Miguel Suazo, who handily beat his opponent, Tex Morgan.
Commissioner of Agriculture
He’ll face Democrat Kim Olson in November.