2018 midterms begin with first primary in Texas

Texas voters may be turning out in record numbers for the March primaries, but shortcomings in the state's voting systems could compromise the count, according to a new analysis that gives the state a near-failing election-security grade.

O'Rourke is campaigning the old way - driving from town to town - even to Republican strongholds - holding rallies, talking to whoever will listen, constantly recruiting volunteers - even taking early-morning jogs with current and prospective supporters.

"There is a reason to be concerned, for sure", said Matt Mackowiack, a veteran Republican operative in Austin.

"I guess we need to encourage the President to send out emails for the general election to all 800,000 people he has on his database and encourage them to vote in November", Cornyn added.

Rep. Dan Lipinski has never been popular among many party activists because of his opposition to abortion rights and same-sex marriage. Democrats, Polizzi said, do not charge for the forums. "You have seen it over the country". Those numbers have dropped, putting Nueces County at 17th. Early voting totals from District 46, which fits within Travis County, show neck-and-neck totals between Vela and Cole.

"Since the 2016 Presidential Election, we have been working around the clock to engage the voters of Dallas". When broken down by party, 62,152 Democrats voted compared to 21,349 Republicans.

Nonetheless, O'Rourke will now seek to become the first Democratic senator from Texas since former Sen.

But in the first US primary of the 2018 midterm election season, Republicans also flexed their muscles. "And this is only the beginning!"

Mackowiak says while he doesn't think this enthusiasm will contribute to a "blue wave" in Texas, the energy can't be ignored. Turning these areas blue will rely on a large voter turnout, which although perpetually low in Texas, has so far nearly doubled since the last midterm in 2014.

Fast forward to 2018 the turnout is lopsided. "But the math isn't there, there aren't enough Democrats in this district to only be reaching out to people in the party".

A big unknown is young people. Kopser describes himself as a problem solver and says he wants to "build new Democratic coalitions to make things work again" if he's elected.

The tensions will get their next test in Texas with primaries Tuesday.

Longtime Dallas State Rep. Roberto Alonzo trailing early in District 104 Democratic primary.

Allred was one of seven Democrats vying to face off against Sessions. "How much state money vs. local money we want to put in education", he said. The party published her DC 2018 property tax public statement, which requires that it be her primary residence in order to get the homestead exemption that the document appears to show. Early voting totals in Travis County show the four-term incumbent with almost double the votes of his challenger, Jay Wiley, while Vikki Goodwin leads the Democratic field, according to Travis County numbers.

In fact, Nueces County used to be in the state's top 15 counties in Texas when it came to the number of registered voters.

Early voting results are bad for predicting the outcome of elections.

Election analyst Charlie Cook said Monday that if the midterm elections were held today, there is a 60 percent chance that House Republicans would lose their majority. "It is imperative that all Texans wishing to cast a vote start early and undertake the necessary preparations to be able to vote". Feinstein still holds a wide leads in polls, however, and should benefit from California's so-called jungle primary system, which that places every candidate, regardless of party, on the same ballot.

Polls are open 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

  • Leroy Wright