Overnight developments:

  • Dallas and Harris Cos. are still not reporting full results, and Tarrant Co. may be reporting full resorts (Report says not all precinct results are posted, but it’s vote center status report says all are completely reported.). Dallas Co. may be much closer to a final report than it appears (24% vote centers reporting vs. all but three, depending on which report one uses).
  • Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth) appears to have been forced into a runoff against David Lowe. Klick is currently at 48.96%. Lowe received 39% of the vote. She would become the fourth incumbent legislator to face a re-election runoff, joining Reps. Kyle Kacal (R-College Station), Glenn Rogers (R-Graford) and Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton).
  • Statewide, at least 1.9M Republicans and 1.0M Democrats have cast ballots. The Republican vote total is currently the 3rd highest all-time for a Republican primary and could move into 2nd depending on the Harris Co. results. Republican turnout – raw votes and percent of registered voters – exceeds 2018. Democratic turnout is still behind 2018 but could eclipse it once Harris Co. completes its count.

Other notable results we did not mention last night:

  • Former Corpus Christi Mayor Dan McQueen has finished first in the CD35 (Safe D) REP primary and will face Michael Rodriguez. The winner will face former Austin council member Greg Casar.
  • Ryan Guillen (R-Rio Grande City) won his first-ever Republican primary with 59% of the vote.
  • Reggie Smith (R-Van Alstyne) defeated Shelley Luther, 59%-41%.
  • In Tarrant Co., Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) advanced to a runoff against Phil Sorrells for district attorney. Tim O’Hare won the REP primary for county judge outright with 57% of the vote. Former Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price was second at 34%.
  • In Bexar Co., Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio) advanced to a runoff for county judge against Peter Sakai, who finished first with 41% of the vote. Minjarez received 31% of the vote.

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