Democratic turnout could signal blue wave in November - but not in Texas

Energized Democrats in Texas appeared poised to show up for a midterm primary in numbers not seen in more than a decade, despite the long odds of ousting Republican U.S. Sen.

In a lawsuit filed in January-and now stalled thanks to a tiff over the judge assigned to the case-Republicans argue the Dallas County Democratic Party chair properly authorized only a fraction of the party's 150 primary candidates. CNN's race rating of the Texas Senate race is Likely Republican. For the first time in a quarter of a century in Texas, there's a Democrat running for all 36 congressional seats. Or maybe even two. By comparison, 33 women ran in Texas' 2012 primaries for U.S. House, when there were also eight open seats, according to the center.

"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.

When asked if he thinks his gun stances may cost him the election, O'Rourke said, "I've got to face my kids and my conscience and do the right thing when we have the opportunity to do the right thing". Of those, 24 were won by women.

Cruz joined CBS 11 Political Reporter Jack Fink on Facebook Live Election Night to discuss O'Rourke.

In what Democrats call Republicans' latest attempt to stymie a potential blue wave in Texas, the Dallas County Republican Party is trying to keep more than 120 Democratic contenders from making it onto the November ballot. "Democrats have been clamoring to flip three congressional seats in districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016".

"'This is not a spectator sport", Democrat Gina Ortiz-Jones told CNBC.

"In Grayson County, we got more votes than any other county", Fallon said.

The senator's name strength with independents and even moderate Republicans should ensure at least a runoff spot — though that could still set up a two-candidate battle with de Leon. Republican senator Ted Cruz will be hard to beat, especially given that the presumed Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke's up-and-coming rivals received over 38 percent of the primary vote.

Still, what looms over this year's gubernatorial race is the big-name Democrats who didn't run - including twin brothers Rep. Joaquin Castro and former Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro.

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Ed Meier brought in $913,430 (£657,000) and aired expensive adverts on television in the Dallas area.

Tom Pauken is a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

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And it was not all good news for women with wealth, either. Republicans asked for the judge, Eric Moyé, to recuse himself; Moyé is a Democrat and has donated to local and national Democratic candidate campaigns.

Democratic early voting across Texas' 15 most-populous counties more than doubled that of the last non-presidential cycle in 2014, while the number of Republican early ballots cast increased only slightly. 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.

His two relatively unknown rivals, Sema Hernandez and Edward Kimbrough, picked up 246,000 and 150,000 votes respectively.

O'Rourke entered the race with little name recognition outside of El Paso, which he has represented in Congress since 2013.

In an unexpected move, Cruz chose to attack O'Rourke by name before the polls had even closed.

"It's in the primaries where you have national interest groups that have the resources to really effect an election". This is the seat now held by retiring Rep. Lamar Smith, a Republican and chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.