Will Hurd in a district stretching hundreds of miles from San Antonio to El Paso.
The top issues mentioned by Republican candidates in 2016 were taxes, Obamacare, immigration, debt, and the Second Amendment while the top issues for Democratic candidates were Obamacare, Social Security, education, the minimum wage, and climate change. "I think it could go a lot of directions".
Texans vote Tuesday in the first primaries of the 2018 midterm season.
"There is a wave of voters building to wash away Trump's control of Congress and it is starting tonight".
There's been a downside to the Democrats' surge of candidates in some places, however.
While Democrats are hopeful about voter turnout, the numbers released by the Texas secretary of state only show votes for the state's largest fifteen counties - there are 254 counties total.
That helped Republicans win back six seats they lost and maintain an overwhelming majority in the Florida House, where the gun lobby has the loyal support of the GOP leadership.
Over time, fear of being "primaried" has made conservative interest groups more powerful, especially the NRA, which grades lawmakers and candidates from A-plus to F on one issue, guns.
But Democrats say public outrage over preventable gun violence and the gun lobby's grip on Tallahassee have the potential to transform politics.
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Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is up for his first re-election campaign as a member of the United States Senate, and he's facing a handful of primary challengers.
In other words, should the crowded races for the Republican nomination to Denton County Commissioner Precinct 4 or District Clerk head to a runoff, no one who voted in the Democratic primary could cross over to cast a ballot in that runoff election. "You have several very competitive races in a red state in districts that were won by Hillary Clinton", said ABC News congressional correspondent Mary Bruce.
It's pretty typical for Democrats to vote early and for Republicans to show up on election day, so this doesn't mean more Democrats are voting - yet.
Overall, primary voter turnout climbed from about 26,000 in 2014, the last mid-term election, to 43,000 in 2018.
The website also offers guidelines of what kind of identification is required to cast a ballot in the primary.
Were the judge to rule in the GOP's favor, however, it could essentially suppress the vote of people of color, who overwhelmingly vote Democratic in the state, said Randy Johnston, the attorney representing the Democratic Party in the case. That number is higher than any gubernatorial election year in the past 12 years at least.
"For Republicans, if this is evidence of a significant enthusiasm gap, then that would be something to worry about", Mackowiak said.
So, perhaps the hope is that with the small turnout at a primary election, the decisions, which the legislature is pushing off on us, will sail through easier.
"There's no way to look at this as positive for Republicans - it's either inconsequential, or it's bad", Mackowiak said.
"For the Democrats, the early vote turnout is modeling past presidential primaries", he added.