At this point, as the following chart indicates, Republican incumbents stand to face more competition than their Democratic counterparts from two key sources.
Today, Texas will hold the first primary of 2018, a precursor to the upcoming midterm elections in November.
This year's midterm elections officially kick off Tuesday with the Texas primaries, where voters will sift through jam-packed fields of Democratic candidates vying to take on vulnerable Republican members of Congress. Still, there is no doubt these numbers are likely concerning to Republicans hoping to keep the state red. The number of candidates running this year could be a big reason why early voter turnout has been so high.
Texas voters have already set a record for a non-presidential year during the early voting period, with over 700,000 ballots cast. On the Republican side, there had been only a 15 percent uptick. The Democratic primary features seven talented candidates, with Laura Moser, Alex Triantaphyllis and Lizzie Pannill Fletcher leading the pack in campaign fundraising.
She says local Democratic officials made a late change to the party's election judge who monitors that site.
NBC News also suggested four seats in US congressional races in Texas are up for grabs including District 32 in North Dallas, now held by Rep. Pete Sessions.
In the Republican primary, Mr. Cruz is being challenged by four candidates, including Stefano de Stefano, a Houston energy lawyer who has accused Mr. Cruz's campaign of claiming Mr. Cruz was uncontested in the primary.
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"It's one word - enthusiasm".
The Texas secretary of state says the Democratic and Republican parties pay for polling locations during the state's primary elections, meaning that ballots for both don't necessarily have to be offered at all locations.
On the House side, one of the higher profile elections is happening in the 27th District, which is now held by Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold. Will Hurd in a district stretching hundreds of miles from San Antonio to El Paso.
Among acceptable forms of photo ID are a Texas Driver's License, a Texas Election Identification Certificate, a personal identification card, and a license to carry a handgun (CHL), all issued by the Department of Public Safety. Chuck Schumer endorsed a candidate in the 29th, a safe open Democratic seat, who isn't favored against an opponent endorsed by Emily's List. It is often considered their beachhead and it is one of the states keeping them competitive in the electoral college. That move prompted a backlash from some progressive groups and criticism from the head of the Democratic National Committee.
"Make no mistake - it's a tough lift in Texas. I think it could go a lot of directions". "The excitement being generated now among candidates will not only build, it will consolidate".
Trump has been divisive in Texas, where he receives about 83 percent approval among Republican respondents and 85 percent disapproval among Democrat respondents, according to polling from the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas.
"Two things. One ... that's a trend that we have seen even nationally that Democrats tend to like early voting". That would be troubling news for the Cruz campaign, which is trailing O'Rourke in fundraising by $1.5 million as of mid-February.
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Bastian said he has great respect and admiration for Deal , who had worked to include the tax provision before it was removed. He said the company's "values are not for sale" and "we are proud and honored to locate our headquarters here".
Harold Cook, who was executive director of the Texas Democratic Party back when its strength rivaled the Republicans, said disaffection with President Donald Trump's presidency is powering people to the polls.
And check out our earlier overview, 38 Texas legislative primary races to watch.
For more information on voting, visit www.votetexas.gov or call the Hill County Elections Administration Office at 254-582-4072.
After a busier than usual few weeks of early voting in the 2018 primaries, the day is here.
"While I don't think that Texas is going to turn blue this cycle, I do think with these turnout numbers, it could have a significant impact in some races, and some leaning Republican races in November", Ryan said. Carmen tells Teen Vogue, "I think Beto's punk rock past really influences how he wants to tour every place; he wants to meet the people".
Cruz continued, "The extreme left, they're angry".
"There's no way to look at this as positive for Republicans - it's either inconsequential, or it's bad", Mackowiak said.
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