Elections 2018

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The race for Congressional District 21 is headed for a runoff, and the candidates  — two Republicans and two Democrats — will have to ask their supporters to vote again in May .

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Updated Monday March 12 with Rep. Arévalo's concession — The results from this week’s primary election have been counted, some primary candidates won their party’s nomination and others face a runoff election in May. But ultimately: Who are the big picture winners and losers of this primary election?

As polls close throughout Texas, turnout has been markedly higher than the last midterm primary in 2014, with the Democrats' early voting numbers up roughly 105 percent

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Polls open for the 2018 midterm primary elections Tuesday.

At the end of the early voting period, turnout nearly doubled that of the last midterm election four years ago, with Democrats outnumbering Republicans. After the last day of early voting Friday, Democrats had shown a 105 percent spike over 2014 numbers. On the Republican side, there had been only a 15 percent uptick.

From Texas Standard.

There are a lot of stereotypes about Texas but the one about being the reddest of the red states may be about to become less accurate. Karen Tumulty is a veteran reporter – now political columnist – for the Washington Post. In her latest column she writes Texas could turn a little bit bluer in 2018.