Denton County Republicans, Democrats heading to polls Tuesday for party primaries

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Cramer, the state's lone House member and a close ally of President Donald Trump, has always been considered the blue-chip recruit for Republican.

By the end of early voting on Friday, 16,452 Democrats cast ballots in-person or by mail, whereas only 4,529 Democrats voted in the same manner during the 2014 early voting period, according to the Secretary of State. Evans, a white attorney who lives in the Atlanta suburbs, says she can eat into Republican advantages in the suburbs and even small towns.

"You're robbing people of the ability of being able to vote in these races, which is effectively muting their political voice", said Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston.

Democrats had 15,031 votes in early and mail voting.

The same party committee that endorsed Feinstein's Democratic challenger opted mostly to stay out of the crowded House races.

This is the first gubernatorial race in 20 years where there are competitive primaries on both sides.

Trump has the power to polarize voters.

And that effort is facing some resistance just over two years after his father, Jeb Bush, succumbed to the challenge from Trump. "Dallas is ground zero for us". "We never could have imagined how much Mr. Trump, himself, would ignite such an energetic movement of resistance", said Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan. Eastern. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, there will be a runoff on May 22.

Texas Democrats have raised a national buzz by more than doubling their early vote in this year's primary, compared to the last non-presidential election year in 2014. "That means curbing climate change and giving more people healthcare and investing in our city so our houses don't get washed away every year". "The only way to win this race is to motivate our base, and you don't motivate your base by running as Republican-lite", McFadden said. "And this is only the beginning!"

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"The million dollar question: 'Is there some sort of blue wave?" He has been projected to win his primary race but is considered a long-shot to beat Cruz in November. In 2014, that number increased to 32,292.

That task may have just gotten harder, however, since the GOP's new challenger to North Dakota Sen.

Fast forward to 2018 the turnout is lopsided.

As member station KUT's Ben Philpott reported, the last Bush now holding office in the country - George P. Bush, the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush - is facing a primary challenge in his race to remain the Texas land commissioner. "If these trends continue, we could be in real trouble come Election Day".

Texas voters will head to the polls Tuesday in the country's first statewide primary of the Trump era, with voters weighing in on their party's nominees for a rare eight open congressional seats as well as several high-profile statewide races. Democrats are fielding a modern-day record number of candidates across the state. Many of those seats in Dallas County typically are held by Democrats.

Without making a prediction, Wilson did however point out a major the new representative will have to face early on. "Whether or not we want to raise property taxes".

Also on the Republican and Democratic ballots are many propositions created to help establish a party platform. If you haven't voted already, please check out our Texas Voter Guide to see where the candidates appearing on your ballot stand on cannabis reform. The supporting documents include an original, certified birth certificate; a valid voter registration certificate; or a copy or original of one of the following: current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the voter's name and an address.

"Early preparedness is key for all Texans wishing to cast a vote". Voting in the primary is essential to make sure your preferred candidate is represented on the final ballot.

Polls open at 8 a.m. EST and close at 8 p.m. EST for most of the state.

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