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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?

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Texas Democrats continue to outpace Republicans in the number of early votes cast ahead of the March primary. In some sections of the state, thousands more voters cast a ballot in the Democratic primary during the early voting period.

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Julian Castro, former San Antonio mayor and secretary of Housing and Urban Development for the Obama Administration, says he is interested in a 2020 presidential run. But Castro, who is speaking this week in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire, said he won't announce his official decision later this year.

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Updated at 5:15 p.m. with the Texas Democratic Party dropping its lawsuit. Updates throughout.

The Texas Democratic Party dropped its lawsuit against the Republican Party of Texas and the Secretary of State's office after a U.S. district judge in Austin denied the party's request for a temporary restraining order to keep the state from submitting a final list of 2018 primary candidates, minus embattled Congressman Blake Farenthold. 




From Texas Standard:

The last time a Democrat won statewide office in Texas, grunge rock topped the music charts. The state has been solidly red ever since Republican George W. Bush took over from Democrat Ann Richards in the Governor's mansion. That was more than 20 years ago.