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|Governor||As expected, Greg Abbott* and Wendy Davis will continue to duke it out until November 4 as their parties' nominees for CEO of Texas.|
|U.S. Senate||Senior Senator John Cornyn* easily won in a field of eight with 59% of the vote. The Democrats will have a runoff on May 27 between David Alameel (49%) and Kesha Rogers (21%).|
|U.S. Congress||No big surprises here as usual. IBAT friend Pete Sessions* handily defeated what was considered a serious challenge from the right in CD32. Longtime Congressman Ralph Hall* (CD4) fell just short of a majority, and will be in a runoff with John Ratcliffe. In the seat left open due to Congressman Steve Stockman's run for the Senate (CD36), Brian Babin and Ben Streusand survived a field of 12 and will be in a runoff. On the D side, freshman Congressman and friend Marc Veasey* easily won in CD33.|
|Statewides||Incumbent Lt. Governor David Dewhurst* goes into a runoff with Senator Dan Patrick. Patrick garnered 41% of the vote to Dewhurst's 28%. For Attorney General, two friends will be in the runoff - Senator Ken Paxton (44%) and Representative Dan Branch (33%). Senator Glenn Hegar was a whisker away from an outright victory in the Comptroller's race, with some mail-in ballots still outstanding. Runner-up Representative Harvey Hilderbran graciously conceded, which gives Senator Hegar the Republican nomination. Two former state representatives will vie for Ag Commissioner on the R side - Sid Miller (35%) and Tommy Merritt (21%). For the Dems, newcomer Jim Hogan and Kinky Friedman will square off in the May runoff. The three contested races for Supreme Court were won by IBAT supported candidates - Hecht*, Brown* and Boyd*.|
|Texas Senate||One of the bigger surprises of the evening was the narrow defeat of longtime public servant John Carona* of Dallas in SD16 by Donald Huffines. Incumbent Senator Bob Deuell* (SD2) will be in a runoff with Bob Hall and, in SD10, former state rep Mark Shelton will face Konni Burton.|
|Texas House||Eight House incumbents were defeated in the primary - George Lavender* (HD1), Lance Gooden* (HD4), Ralph Sheffield* (HD55), Naomi Gonzalez (HD76), Lon Burnham* (HD90), Diane Patrick* (HD 94), Linda Harper-Brown* (HD105) and Bennett Ratliff* (HD115). The IBAT PAC contributed to two candidates who were defeated in open seat races - Bob Senter* lost to Wayne Faircloth in HD23, and Austin Keith* to Brooks Landgraf in HD81. There will be 11 runoffs to determine who will be running for House seats in November. IBAT was involved financially in three of these: incumbent state rep Stefani Carter* faces Linda Koop in HD102; community banker Will Metcalf* vs. Ted Seago in HD16; and DeWayne Burns* will run against Philip Eby in HD58.|