Primary Election Day in Texas
It’s the second primary for the 2010 midterms – this time in Texas. Read about a bunch of the races and then check back here for results tonight!
Results are coming in slow in Texas – and I am afraid that there is no more wireless internet in my house. Full results will hopefully be posted tomorrow. Find all Texas results here at the AP and a detailed composite of the congressional races and the Governor’s race at Politico
9:21 – Ron Paul has won his primary no problem – already called with only 2.2% in and Paul at 80%.
8:47 – And with 100% in, the reversal is complete and Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn has a lead of 40 votes in Virginia. This is surely close enough for a recount (.37%) but it would be an important hold for the party if this count stands
8:45 – Wow – this proves something here – 93% of the vote reporting in Virginia and the Republican is up by 3 votes
8:33 – Super close in Virginia – 73% reporting and a 19 vote lead for the Republican. Not too too much at stake here, Republicans hold a 59-38-2 lead in the chamber with one vacancy. But they would still love to pick up another.
8:29 – In the other special election, a Republican held seat in Connecticut, the Stratford Star (which is a newspaper…) is reporting the Republican leading with 58% of the vote. No note on how much is reporting though
8:23 – In recent days, Perry has spent money furiously, hoping to win more than 50% outright, while Hutchison has saved up for a runoff. She also has reiterated through aides that she will resign her Senate seat regardless of the outcome of the Governor’s race
8:21 – In the Governor’s race, with a minuscule 2.5% reporting, incumbent Rick Perry is sitting at 52%, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is at 30% and Debra Medina is at 17%. In the Democratic race, Bill White is at 73% – a whalloping could be in the works.
8:19 – One of the two special elections – in Virginia’s 41st, which was controlled by a Democrat, Republican Kerry Bolognese leads by 53 votes over Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn with 53% reporting.
8:13 – Polls has closed in most of Texas, except for El Paso which is on Mountain time. With a few results coming in from TX-4, Ralph Hall seems to be doing ok in holding off his three Republican primary opponents