|Senate District 7, Paul Bettencourt wins Republican nomination with 89.17%
Former Harris Count Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt has won the Republican nomination for the 7th Senate District, currently held by Lieutenant Governor candidate Dan Patrick. Bettencourt won by a jaw-dropping margin that is nearly unobtainable to almost any candidate. He will face a Democrat and Libertarian in the November general election.
Senate District 10, Libby Willis wins Democratic nomination with 56.48%
By just over a twelve point spread, Libby Willis has earned the right to try and succeed Senator Wendy Davis in the Texas Senate's District 10 as the Democratic nominee. She will not know who her Republican opponent will be until late May as no Republican candidate cleared the fifty percent threshold necessary to avoid a runoff. She will also face Libertarian and Green Party candidates in the November general election.
Senate District 15, Sen. John Whitmire wins Democratic nomination with 75.11%
Incumbent Senator John Whitmire, the Dean of the Texas Senate, cruised to a re-nomination over lawyer Damian LaCroix in this Harris County District. Whitmire, who was first elected to the Texas Senate in 1983, will face Republican and Libertarian challengers in November.
Senate District 17, Sen. Joan Huffman wins Republican nomination with 81.08%
Senator Huffman cruised to re-nomination over her primary opponent by a near sixty point spread. She will face Democrat Rita Lucido, candidates from the Libertarian and Green Parties in the November general election.
Senate District 31, Sen. Kel Seliger wins Republican nomination with 52.43%
A very close election, incumbent Senator Kel Seliger narrowly beat his TEA Party fueled challenge from former Midland mayor, Mike Canon. Had Canon been able to self-fund his challenge, as Don Huffines was able to in District 16, Sen. Seliger very likely would have lost his primary election as well. Seliger will face a Libertarian challenger in November.
See a complete list of who is running for Texas Senate in our Burnt Orange Report Texas Senate Candidate Tracker.
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