What To Watch in Tuesday’s Runoff Elections

In this March 6, 2018, photo, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and her husband, Scott Fletcher, walk out of the polling place at St. Anne's Catholic Church after voting in the primary election in Houston. Fletcher is up against Laura Moser in the Texas 7th Congressional District democratic primary runoff Tuesday, May 22, 2018.The contest for the Texas Democratic gubernatorial nomination this year felt like the novel, “Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me.” The party with the longest statewide losing streak in America—not having won an election since 1994—at first could not even recruit a major political name or millionaire to run for the state’s top elected spot. Then there was incumbent Republican Greg Abbott with more than $40 million in the bank and an agenda built largely around winning re-election, plus the fact his special session followed quickly by the impact of Hurricane Harvey gave him an aura of strong leadership. But, finally, the Democrats had a crowded field, although no one in the running had statewide name identification. Lupe Valdez quickly became…View Original Post

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