Democratic and Republican Primary Runoff Elections

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Primary Runoff Elections in May

Early Voting:  May 19-23

Runoff Elections May 27

(This information is limited to DEMOCRATIC and REPUBLICAN candidates in the runoffs who will represent members in the Huajilla Unit's geographical area.  In some situations, there will be Libertarian and other party candidates in the November election.)


US House of Representatives #23

    > Will Hurd

     >Francisco Canseco

Notes:  Hurd is a former CIA agent who served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.  Canseco is a former Congressman who lost to Lyle Larson in 2008, and to Democratic challenger Pete Gallego in 2012.  The winner of this runoff faces Democratic incumbent Pete Gallego.

Lieutenant Governor 

      >David Dewhurst

      >Dan Patrick

Notes:  Dewhurst seeking 4th term; Patrick has been in Senate since 2007.  Each claims he is the "most conservative" candidate.  The winner will face Democratic Senator Leticia Van de Putte in November.

Attorney General

      >Dan Branch

      >Ken Paxton

Notes:  Branch is state rep from Dallas; Paxton, a senator from McKinney; both have served in Legislature since 2003.  Branch is chairman of the House; Branch co-authored state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.  Branch served as chairman of House Higher Education Committee.  The winner will face Democrat Houston attorney Sam Houston in November.

Railroad Commissioner

      >Wayne Christian

      >Ryan Sitton

Notes:  Sitton is an oil and gas technology executive; Wayne Christian is a former state representative.  The winner will face Democrat Steve Brown in November.

Agriculture Commissioner

      >Sid Miller

     >Tommy Merritt

Notes: Highly conservative Miller is a former state representative from Stephenville who supported the bill requiring doctors to perform sonograms on mothers before the mothers underwent an abortion.  Merritt, also a formmer state representative from Longview who lost his seat to a tea party candidate, is founder of Gregg Industrial Insulators.

Texas House of Representatives Dist. # 53

      >Andrew Murr

     > Rob Henneke

Notes:  Murr, a lawyer and owner of a title company, is a former Kimble County Judge from Junction.  His wife is a former elementary teacher who chose to become a stay-at-home mom to their now 4 year old son.  Henneke is a Kerr county attorney who owns and operates his own law practice.   He was an assistant attorney general in  the general litigation division under Greg Abbott.  He and his wife are small business owners.  The winner of this runoff will have no Democratic challenger in the November election. 


US Senate

      >David Alameel

      >Kesha Rogers

Notes:  Alameel is a dental mogul from Dallas who has donated to both Democrats and Republicans, but now identifies with the Democratic Party; Houstonite Rogers has had unsuccessful Democratic runs for Congress; but now wants to impeach President Obama and wants to colonize Mars.  The winner will face Republican incumbent John Cornyn in the November General Election.

Agriculture Commissioner

      >Jim Hogan

      >Kinky Friedman

Notes:  This is Austinite Friedman's third candidacy for statewide office.  He has campaigned in favor of legalizing marijuana.  Hogan, considered a relative unknown. has spent very little on his campaign and has no election website.  He is an insurance salesman and farmer from Cleburne.