TEXAS | TX-27 | TX-31 | TX-32 | TX-23 | TX-7 | TX-21 | TX-6 | TX-5 | TX-2

Moser, Allred, Ortiz Jones Win Dem Runoffs

Republicans chose nominees in five open seats.

May 23, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

DCCC-preferred candidates handily won runoffs in the race to face Reps. John Culberson (R-07), Will Hurd (R-23) and Pete Sessions (R-32), all of whom hold districts that Hillary Clinton carried. Trial attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) beat activist Laura Moser in TX-07; former Air Force intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones (D) beat teacher Rick Trevino (D) in TX-23; and former NFL player Colin Allred (D) beat ex-Agriculture Department appointee Lillian Salerno (D) in TX-32.

The DCCC also touted the runoff win by Air Force veteran MJ Hegar. She will face Rep. John Carter (R-31) in November. (Secretary of State)

Republicans picked standard-bearers in four open seats held by retiring Reps. Ted Poe (R-02); Jeb Hensarling (R-05); Joe Barton (R-06) and Lamar Smith (R-21); and the seat vacated by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-27). (Secretary of State)

Competitive Districts

TX-07: Pannill Fletcher - 69 percent
Moser: 31 percent

TX-23: Ortiz Jones - 68 percent
Trevino - 32 percent

TX-32: Allred - 71 percent
Salerno - 29 percent

GOP-Held Open Seats

TX-02: Former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw (R) - 67 percent
State Rep. Kevin Roberts (R) - 33 percent

TX-05: State Rep. Lance Gooden (R) - 56 percent
Former Hensarling campaign manager Bunni Pounds (R) - 44 percent

TX-06: Ex-Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright (R) - 52 percent
Retired Naval aviator Jake Ellzey (R) - 48 percent

TX-21: Former senatorial chief of staff Chip Roy (R) - 51 percent
2016 candidate Matt McCall (R) - 49 percent

Army veteran Joseph Kopser (D) - 60 percent
Minister Mary Street Wilson (D) - 40 percent

TX-27: Former Victoria County GOP Chairman Michael Cloud - 58 percent
Texas Water Development Board Chairman Bech Bruun (R) - 39 percent

WIN FOR THE CLUB. The other winner on Tuesday night: the Club for Growth. As Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek points out: the Club spent $2.4 million in the state’s primaries and runoffs and sent three candidates into the general election. Ron Wright, Chip Roy and Michael Cloud all advanced with Club support, though Bunni Pounds lost. (Texas Tribune)

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