News Source: Texas Lobby Partners
A lot of money was spent, and the status quo remains for the most part (assuming 2 recounts don’t change the election night winner) . The blue wave that was suspected did not hit Texas shores. The Texas House of Representatives stayed at its current makeup (83 Republicans, 67 Democrats) with two upsets coming from the Houston area one Republican incumbent, Sarah Davis, losing to Democratic challenger Ann Johnson and one Democratic incumbent Gina Calanni losing to former Rep. Michael Schofield. The makeup of the Senate changed with the upset of democrat Roland Gutierrez over Sen. Pete Flores, many suspected this turn as this was a traditionally blue seat. The makeup of the Senate is 18 Republicans and 13 Democrats.