A Texas Primary Primer

Mar 4, 2018

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The Texas Primary election will be held tomorrow. Here’s what Panhandle voters need to know before heading to the polls. Major Texas political figures are on the primary ballot this year, including Gov. Greg Abbott, and nine Democrats vying to challenge him in November, such as purported front-runner Andrew White.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is also defending his seat, as is Attorney General Ken Paxton. In addition, voters will decide on the fate of embattled Land Commissioner George P. Bush, as well as controversial Ag Commissioner Sid Miller.

And then there is the most high-profile race this year, where Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke has consistently proved a fly in the ointment of Sen. Ted Cruz’z reelection bid.

Closer to home, notes Amarillo.com, State Sen. Kel Seliger’s re-election chances have been thrown into question as he fends off attacks from upstart challengers Victor Leal and Mike Canon. And Congressman Four Price looks like a lock to re-take his seat.