Last night was the long-awaited Primary of 2014.
For the first time in over 20 years, Texas Governor Rick Perry was not on the statewide ballot. The result of that was numerous Republicans running in hotly contested statewide primaries – against each other. All of which, will result in run-offs. (Unless State Senator Glenn Hegar finds an additional 76 votes, in which case, he will win the Comptroller’s race outright….)
For an overall list of all Statewide, House and Senate races, with winners, losers and run-offs:
For a quick summary – In the Texas Senate, 1 Incumbent was defeated in the Primary, Senator John Carona (D-Dallas) in District 16 and one incumbent will be in a Run-off: Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) in District 2.
As for the House, with a dozen legislators not returning, we also saw 8 Incumbents defeated in the Primary. Those include:
Representative George Lavender (R-Texarkana) in District 1
Representative Lance Gooden (R-Terrell) in District 4
Representative Ralph Sheffield (R-Temple) in District 55
Representative Naomi Gonzalez (D-El Paso) in District 76
Representative Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) in District 90
Representative Diane Patrick (R-Arlington) in District 94
Representative Linda Harper-Brown (R-Irving) in District 105
Representative Bennett Ratliff (R-Coppell) in District 115
For additional information, you can also go to http://www.sos.state.tx.us.