Texas Republican and Democratic primary results
Published: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The Texas Republican and Democratic primaries, which took place May 29, proved to be very contested.
Early voting results trickled in around 7:15 p.m. that night, while regular Tuesday voting outcomes were counted around 8 p.m.
The final results were officially decided early morning on May 30.
In general, most incumbents in both parties won races across the board.
For instance, in U.S. Representative District 30, incumbent Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) won with 70 percent of the vote, with opponent Barbara Malory Calloway coming in second at 18 percent.
On the Republican side, Rep. Kenny Marchant (R), incumbent representative in U.S. District 24, won by 74 percent over opponent Grant Stitchfield, who only won 26 percent of the votes.
Many offices had only one candidate running for office. These unopposed candidates inevitably won without difficulty.
Many seats for county judge positions were filled with incumbents who already held the seat. This was true on both the Democratic and Republican tickets.
Numerous offices are now in the run-off, which will take place on July 31.
The principal run-off race is for the open Republican seat in the United States Senate.
The race is between former Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, who received 36 percent of the votes, and Houston attorney Ted Cruz, who received 26 percent of the votes.
One candidate must receive at least 50 percent of the votes in order to obtain office in this seat.
Obvious primary winners included both presidential candidates Mitt Romney (R) and Barack Obama (D), as well as County Commissioner Precinct 3 John Wiley Price (D).
There were eight propositions on the ballot this election season. Five of the eight propositions were on the Republican ballot, while three were on the Democratic ballot.
All five of the Republican propositions were passed. These included issues such as school choice, repealing ObamaCare, standards of public prayer, federal spending guidelines, and district redrawing parameters.