Primary Runoff ResultsFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary runoff in Brazos County was 5,638. That’s just over six percent of the more than 89,000 registered.
Unofficial Final Results:
Republican JP Pct. 1
Tommy Munoz 1109
Robbie James Jr. 883
Democratic JP Pct. 4
Christina Butler 249
Manny Aguilar 205
Other Texas runoff results from the Associated Press:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ State Sen. Dan Patrick has defeated three-term incumbent David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for Texas lieutenant governor. The firebrand radio talk show host won a bruising campaign that had boiled down into personal attacks in recent weeks, including revelations that he had been treated for depression in the 1980s. Patrick advances to the November general election to face Democratic nominee state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio. Patrick rode a wave of tea party support in the chase for one of the most powerful political jobs in Texas as both he and Dewhurst jockeyed over who was more conservative. The loss likely ends Dewhurst’s political career. The Houston energy mogul has held statewide office since 1999 but has said this would probably be his final campaign.
Click below for comments from the chairman of the Brazos County Republican Party, Paul Rieger, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the Patrick nomination.052714-Paul-Rieger-comments-about-the-runoff-election.mp3
ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) _ The 91-year-old Texas Republican who is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been ousted in a primary runoff. Little-known Republican primary challenger John Ratcliffe defeated Rep. Ralph Hall in the first runoff he’d ever faced. Hall, who once had a brush with the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, first came to Congress in 1980. He asked voters in his northeastern Texas district to elect him for an 18th term, promising it would be his last. Backed by national conservative groups, the 48-year-old Ratcliffe used modern analytics to better target voters. Hall countered with a traditional campaigning style, though he too was endorsed by some top tea party activists. No Democrat is running, ensuring Ratcliffe will win in November.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Dallas dental mogul and former major GOP donor David Alameel has beaten perennial candidate Kesha Rogers to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. He now faces Republican Sen. John Cornyn, strongly favored to win his third term in November. The Democratic Party implored voters not to support Rogers, who wants to impeach President Barack Obama. Still, Alameel fell just short of winning a majority in a crowded primary field in March, forcing Tuesday’s runoff. The Lebanon-born Alameel traveled to Afghanistan in 2000 to negotiate with the Taliban about the possible handover of Osama bin Laden to U.S. authorities, but those talks stalled after the Sept. 11 attacks. Alameel says money will be no object in the race. He long donated to both parties but now says Republicans are too extreme.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Ken Paxton wins Republican nomination for Texas attorney general in runoff.
BULLETIN (AP) _ Sid Miller, GOP, nominated Agriculture Commissioner, Texas.
BULLETIN (AP) _ Jim Hogan, Dem, nominated Agriculture Commissioner, Texas.
BULLETIN (AP) _ Ryan Sitton, GOP, nominated Railroad Commissioner, Term Exp 2020, Texas.
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