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^BULLETIN (AP) _ David Dewhurst, GOP, advanced to runoff Lieutenant Governor, Texas.

^BULLETIN (AP) _ Dan Patrick, GOP, advanced to runoff Lieutenant Governor, Texas.

^BULLETIN (AP) _ Dan Branch, GOP, advanced to runoff Attorney General, Texas.

^BULLETIN (AP) _ Ken Paxton, GOP, advanced to runoff Attorney General, Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Sid Miller, Tommy Merritt face runoff in Republican agriculture commissioner’s race.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Kinky Friedman, Jim Hogan face runoff in Democratic agriculture commissioner’s race.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ George P. Bush clobbers little-known opponent, wins GOP nod for Texas land commissioner.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Incumbent Cornyn crushes tea party-backed Stockman, wins Texas GOP nomination for US Senate.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Texas Attorney General Abbott easily wins Republican nomination to succeed Perry as governor.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Wendy Davis wins Democratic primary for Texas governor; 1st female nominee since Richards.

Click HERE for results of the contested primary races in Brazos County.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Dallas dental mogul and former major GOP donor David Alameel has topped four little-known candidates to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Alameel distanced himself from a crowded field by securing the endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis.

Born in Lebanon, Alameel joined an official delegation that traveled to Afghanistan in 2000 and negotiated secretly with the Taliban.

Those talks sought to facilitate the handover of Osama bin Laden to U.S. authorities, but stalled after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Alameel spent $4.5 million running unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012 and says money will be no object in this race. He long donated generously to both parties _ but now says the GOP is too extreme.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn coasted to victory in the Republican primary.

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ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) _ The oldest member of the U.S. House will face a runoff  election as he seeks to return to Congress for an 18th and final term.

U.S. Rep Ralph Hall of Texas did not win 50 percent of the vote Tuesday night in the Republican primary in Texas’ 4th Congressional District, which stretches
from Rockwall north and east toward Sherman and Texarkana. He’ll face challenger John Ratcliffe in a May 27 runoff.

The 90-year-old Hall is a World War II veteran who has served in Congress since 1980. He’s declared that this year’s re-election campaign will be his last.

Ratcliffe is a former U.S. attorney during the George W. Bush administration and mayor of the North Texas town of Heath.

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