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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas

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All 36 Texas seats to the United States House of Representatives
Turnout52.8%
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 25 11
Seats before 24 11
Seats won 23 13
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 4,135,359 3,852,752
Percentage 50.4% 47.0%
Swing Decrease6.8% Increase9.9%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Voters will elect the 36 U.S. Representatives from the state of Texas, one from each of the state's 36 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other offices, including the gubernatorial election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on March 6 and the run-offs were held on May 22.

In 2018, for the first time in at least 25 years, the Texas Democratic Party fielded at least one candidate in each of the state's 36 congressional districts.[1] The state congressional delegation changed from a 25–11 Republican majority to a 23–13 Republican majority, the most seats that Democrats have won in the state since 2006. Democrats won almost 47% of the vote, likely as part of a down-ballot effect of Representative Beto O'Rourke's Senate Candidacy, in which he won 48.3% of the vote.

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Hi, I'm Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we're going to talk about what is, if you ask the general public, the most important part of politics: elections. If you ask me, it's hair styles. Look at Martin Van Buren's sideburns, how could he not be elected? Americans are kind of obsessed with elections, I mean when this was being recorded in early 2015, television, news and the internet were already talking about who would be Democrat and Republican candidates for president in 2016. And many of the candidates have unofficially been campaigning for years. I've been campaigning; your grandma's been campaigning. Presidential elections are exciting and you can gamble on them. Is that legal, can you gamble on them, Stan? Anyway, why we're so obsessed with them is a topic for another day. Right now I'm gonna tell you that the fixation on the presidential elections is wrong, but not because the president doesn't matter. No, today we're gonna look at the elections of the people that are supposed to matter the most, Congress. Constitutionally at least, Congress is the most important branch of government because it is the one that is supposed to be the most responsive to the people. One of the main reasons it's so responsive, at least in theory, is the frequency of elections. If a politician has to run for office often, he or she, because unlike the president we have women serving in Congress, kind of has to pay attention to what the constituents want, a little bit, maybe. By now, I'm sure that most of you have memorized the Constitution, so you recognize that despite their importance in the way we discuss politics, elections aren't really a big feature of the Constitution. Except of course for the ridiculously complex electoral college system for choosing the president, which we don't even want to think about for a few episodes. In fact, here's what the Constitution says about Congressional Elections in Article 1 Section 2: "The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature." So the Constitution does establish that the whole of the house is up for election every 2 years, and 1/3 of the senate is too, but mainly it leaves the scheduling and rules of elections up to the states. The actual rules of elections, like when the polls are open and where they actually are, as well as the registration requirements, are pretty much up to the states, subject to some federal election law. If you really want to know the rules in your state, I'm sure that someone at the Board of Elections, will be happy to explain them to you. Really, you should give them a call; they're very, very lonely. In general though, here's what we can say about American elections. First stating the super obvious, in order to serve in congress, you need to win an election. In the House of Representatives, each election district chooses a single representative, which is why we call them single-member districts. The number of districts is determined by the Census, which happens every 10 years, and which means that elections ending in zeros are super important, for reasons that I'll explain in greater detail in a future episode. It's because of gerrymandering. The Senate is much easier to figure out because both of the state Senators are elected by the entire state. It's as if the state itself were a single district, which is true for states like Wyoming, which are so unpopulated as to have only 1 representative. Sometimes these elections are called at large elections. Before the election ever happens, you need candidates. How candidates are chosen differs from state to state, but usually it has something to do with political parties, although it doesn't have to. Why are things so complicated?! What we can say is that candidates, or at least good candidates, usually have certain characteristics. Sorry America. First off, if you are gonna run for office, you should have an unblemished record, free of, oh I don't know, felony convictions or sex scandals, except maybe in Louisiana or New York. This might lead to some pretty bland candidates or people who are so calculating that they have no skeletons in their closet, but we Americans are a moral people and like our candidates to reflect our ideals rather than our reality. The second characteristic that a candidate must possess is the ability to raise money. Now some candidates are billionaires and can finance their own campaigns. But most billionaires have better things to do: buying yachts, making even more money, building money forts, buying more yachts, so they don't have time to run for office. But most candidates get their money for their campaigns by asking for it. The ability to raise money is key, especially now, because running for office is expensive. Can I get a how expensive is it? "How expensive is it?!" Well, so expensive that the prices of elections continually rises and in 2012 winners of House races spent nearly 2 million each. Senate winners spent more than 10 million. By the time this episode airs, I'm sure the numbers will be much higher like a gajillion billion million. Money is important in winning an election, but even more important, statistically, is already being in Congress. Let's go to the Thought Bubble. The person holding an office who runs for that office again is called the incumbent and has a big advantage over any challenger. This is according to political scientists who, being almost as bad at naming things as historians, refer to this as incumbency advantage. There are a number of reasons why incumbents tend to hold onto their seats in congress, if they want to. The first is that a sitting congressman has a record to run on, which we hope includes some legislative accomplishments, although for the past few Congresses, these don't seem to matter. The record might include case work, which is providing direct services to constituents. This is usually done by congressional staffers and includes things like answering questions about how to get certain government benefits or writing recommendation letters to West Point. Congressmen can also provide jobs to constituents, which is usually a good way to get them to vote for you. These are either government jobs, kind of rare these days, called patronage or indirect employment through government contracts for programs within a Congressman's district. These programs are called earmarks or pork barrel programs, and they are much less common now because Congress has decided not to use them any more, sort of. The second advantage that incumbents have is that they have a record of winning elections, which if you think about it, is pretty obvious. Being a proven winner makes it easier for a congressmen to raise money, which helps them win, and long term incumbents tend to be more powerful in Congress which makes it even easier for them to raise money and win. The Constitution give incumbents one structural advantage too. Each elected congressman is allowed $100,000 and free postage to send out election materials. This is called the franking privilege. It's not so clear how great an advantage this is in the age of the internet, but at least according to the book The Victory Lab, direct mail from candidates can be surprisingly effective. How real is this incumbency advantage? Well if you look at the numbers, it seems pretty darn real. Over the past 60 years, almost 90% of members of The House of Representatives got re-elected. The Senate has been even more volatile, but even at the low point in 1980 more than 50% of sitting senators got to keep their jobs. Thanks, Thought Bubble. You're so great. So those are some of the features of congressional elections. Now, if you'll permit me to get a little politically sciencey, I'd like to try to explain why elections are so important to the way that Congressmen and Senators do their jobs. In 1974, political scientist David Mayhew published a book in which he described something he called "The Electoral Connection." This was the idea that Congressmen were primarily motivated by the desire to get re-elected, which intuitively makes a lot of sense, even though I'm not sure what evidence he had for this conclusion. Used to be able to get away with that kind of thing I guess, clearly David may-not-hew to the rules of evidence, pun [rim shot], high five, no. Anyway Mayhew's research methodology isn't as important as his idea itself because The Electoral Connection provides a frame work for understanding congressman's activities. Mayhew divided representatives' behaviors and activities into three categories. The first is advertising; congressmen work to develop their personal brand so that they are recognizable to voters. Al D'Amato used to be know in New York as Senator Pothole, because he was able to bring home so much pork that he could actually fix New York's streets. Not by filling them with pork, money, its money, remember pork barrel spending? The second activity is credit claiming; Congressmen get things done so that they can say they got them done. A lot of case work and especially pork barrel spending are done in the name of credit claiming. Related to credit claiming, but slightly different, is position taking. This means making a public judgmental statement on something likely to be of interest to voters. Senators can do this through filibusters. Representatives can't filibuster, but they can hold hearings, publicly supporting a hearing is a way of associating yourself with an idea without having to actually try to pass legislation. And of course they can go on the TV, especially on Sunday talk shows. What's a TV, who even watches TV? Now the idea of The Electoral Connection doesn't explain every action a member of Congress takes; sometimes they actually make laws to benefit the public good or maybe solve problems, huh, what an idea! But Mayhew's idea gives us a way of thinking about Congressional activity, an analytical lens that connects what Congressmen actually do with how most of us understand Congressmen, through elections. So the next time you see a Congressmen call for a hearing on a supposed horrible scandal or read about a Senator threatening to filibuster a policy that may have significant popular support, ask yourself, "Is this Representative claiming credit or taking a position, and how will this build their brand?" In other words: what's the electoral connection and how will whatever they're doing help them get elected? This might feel a little cynical, but the reality is Mayhew's thesis often seems to fit with today's politics. Thanks for watching, see you next week. Vote for me; I'm on the TV. I'm not -- I'm on the YouTube. Crash Course: Government and Politics is produced in association with PBS Digital Studios. Support for Crash Course US Government comes from Voqal. Voqal supports nonprofits that use technology and media to advance social equity. Learn more about their mission and initiatives at Voqal.org. Crash Course is made by all of these nice people. Thanks for watching. That guy isn't nice.

Contents

Results summary

Statewide

Party Candi-
dates
Votes Seats
No. % No. +/– %
Republican Party 32 4,135,359 50.4% 23 Decrease2 63.9%
Democratic Party 36 3,852,752 47.0% 13 Increase2 36.1%
Libertarian Party 31 190,816 2.3% 0 Steady 0.0%
Independent 6 23,352 0.3% 0 Steady 0.0%
Write-in 4 429 0.0% 0 Steady 0.0%
Total 109 8,202,708 100% 36 Steady 100%
Popular vote
Republican
50.4%
Democratic
47.0%
Libertarian
2.3%
Independent
0.3%
Write-in
0.0%
House seats
Republican
63.9%
Democratic
36.1%

District

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas by district:[2]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 168,165 72.3% 61,263 26.3% 3,292 1.4% 232,720 100% Republican Hold
District 2 139,188 52.8% 119,992 45.6% 4,212 1.6% 263,392 100% Republican Hold
District 3 169,520 54.3% 138,234 44.3% 4,604 1.5% 312,358 100% Republican Hold
District 4 188,667 75.7% 57,400 23.0% 3,178 1.3% 249,245 100% Republican Hold
District 5 130,617 62.3% 78,666 37.6% 224 0.1% 209,507 100% Republican Hold
District 6 135,961 53.1% 116,350 45.4% 3,731 1.5% 256,042 100% Republican Hold
District 7 115,642 47.5% 127,959 52.5% 0 0.0% 243,601 100% Democratic Gain
District 8 200,619 73.4% 67,930 24.9% 4,621 1.7% 273,170 100% Republican Hold
District 9 0 0.0% 136,256 89.1% 16,745 10.9% 153,001 100% Democratic Hold
District 10 157,166 51.1% 144,034 46.8% 6,627 2.2% 307,827 100% Republican Hold
District 11 176,603 80.1% 40,631 18.4% 3,143 1.4% 220,377 100% Republican Hold
District 12 172,557 64.3% 90,994 33.9% 4,940 1.8% 268,491 100% Republican Hold
District 13 169,027 81.5% 35,083 16.9% 3,175 1.5% 207,285 100% Republican Hold
District 14 138,942 59.2% 92,212 39.3% 3,374 1.4% 234,528 100% Republican Hold
District 15 63,862 38.8% 98,333 59.7% 2,607 1.6% 164,802 100% Democratic Hold
District 16 49,127 27.0% 124,437 68.5% 8,190 4.5% 181,754 100% Democratic Hold
District 17 134,841 56.8% 98,070 41.3% 4,440 1.9% 237,351 100% Republican Hold
District 18 38,368 20.8% 138,704 75.3% 7,260 3.9% 184,332 100% Democratic Hold
District 19 151,946 75.2% 50,039 24.8% 0 0.0% 201,985 100% Republican Hold
District 20 0 0.0% 139,038 80.9% 32,925 19.2% 171,963 100% Democratic Hold
District 21 177,654 50.2% 168,421 47.6% 7,542 2.1% 353,617 100% Republican Hold
District 22 152,750 51.4% 138,153 46.5% 6,502 2.2% 297,405 100% Republican Hold
District 23 103,285 49.2% 102,359 48.7% 4,425 2.1% 210,069 100% Republican Hold
District 24 133,317 50.6% 125,231 47.5% 4,870 1.9% 263,418 100% Republican Hold
District 25 163,023 53.3% 136,385 44.8% 5,145 1.7% 304,553 100% Republican Hold
District 26 185,551 59.4% 121,938 39.0% 5,016 1.6% 312,505 100% Republican Hold
District 27 125,118 60.3% 75,929 36.6% 6,374 3.1% 207,421 100% Republican Hold
District 28 0 0.0% 117,494 84.4% 21,732 15.6% 139,226 100% Democratic Hold
District 29 28,098 23.9% 88,188 75.1% 1,208 1.0% 117,494 100% Democratic Hold
District 30 0 0.0% 166,784 91.1% 16,390 9.0% 183,174 100% Democratic Hold
District 31 144,680 50.6% 136,362 47.7% 4,965 1.7% 286,007 100% Republican Hold
District 32 126,101 45.8% 144,067 52.3% 5,452 2.0% 275,620 100% Democratic Gain
District 33 26,120 21.9% 90,805 76.2% 2,299 1.9% 119,224 100% Democratic Hold
District 34 57,243 40.0% 85,825 60.0% 0 0.0% 143,068 100% Democratic Hold
District 35 50,553 26.1% 138,278 71.3% 5,236 2.7% 194,067 100% Democratic Hold
District 36 161,048 72.6% 60,908 27.4% 0 0.0% 221,956 100% Republican Hold
Total 4,135,359 50.4% 3,852,752 47.0% 214,597 2.6% 8,202,708 100%

District 1

The first district is located in East Texas, including Deep East Texas, and takes in Longview, Lufkin, and Tyler.

The incumbent is Republican Louie Gohmert, who has held the seat since 2005. He was reelected with 73.9% of the vote in 2016. Roshin Rowjee, a physician, is running for the Republican nomination. Brent Beal, a college professor, is running for the Democratic nomination. Its Partisan Voter Index is R+25.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louie Gohmert (incumbent) 64,004 88.3
Republican Anthony Culler 6,504 9.0
Republican Roshin Rowjee 1,955 2.7
Total votes 72,463 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shirley McKellar 9,181 61.0
Democratic Brent Beal 5,858 39.0
Total votes 15,039 100

General election

Results

Texas's 1st congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louie Gohmert (incumbent) 168,165 72.3
Democratic Shirley McKellar 61,263 26.3
Libertarian Jeff Callaway 3,292 1.4
Total votes 232,720 100
Republican hold

District 2

This district is located in Greater Houston, including parts of northern and western Houston, as well as Humble, Kingwood, and Spring. The PVI is R+11.

The incumbent representative is Republican Ted Poe, who has held the seat since 2005. He was reelected in 2016 with 60.6% of the vote. In November 2017, Poe announced that he would retire at the end of his current term and not seek re-election in 2018.[5]

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Roberts 15,236 33.0
Republican Dan Crenshaw 12,644 27.4
Republican Kathaleen Wall 12,499 27.1
Republican Rick Walker 3,315 7.2
Republican Johnny Havens 934 2.0
Republican Justin Lurie 425 0.9
Republican Jon Spiers 417 0.9
Republican David Balat 348 0.8
Republican Malcolm Whittaker 322 0.7
Total votes 46,140 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Todd Litton 15,113 52.8
Democratic Darnell Jones 6,308 22.1
Democratic Silky Malik 2,770 9.7
Democratic H. P. Parvizian 2,259 7.9
Democratic Ali Khorasani 2,148 7.5
Total votes 28,598 100

Runoff results

Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Crenshaw 20,322 69.9
Republican Kevin Roberts 8,760 30.1
Total votes 29,082 100

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dan
Crenshaw (R)
Todd
Litton (D)
Undecided
TargetPoint (R) October 14–16, 2018 435 49% 40%

Results

Texas's 2nd congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Crenshaw 139,188 52.8
Democratic Todd Litton 119,992 45.6
Libertarian Patrick Gunnels 2,373 0.9
Independent Scott Cubbler 1,839 0.7
Total votes 263,392 100
Republican hold

District 3

The 3rd district is located in the Dallas Metroplex, including the Dallas suburbs of Frisco, McKinney, and Plano. The incumbent representative is Sam Johnson, a Republican who has held the seat since 1991. Johnson was reelected with 61.2% of the vote in 2016. Johnson is not standing for reelection, and several candidates have announced their candidacies to replace him. The PVI of the third district is R+13.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van Taylor 45,475 84.7
Republican David Niederkorn 5,052 9.4
Republican Alex Donkervoet 3,185 5.9
Total votes 53,712 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lorie Burch 15,468 49.6
Democratic Sam Johnson 8,943 28.7
Democratic Adam Bell 5,598 17.9
Democratic Medrick Yhap 1,172 3.8
Total votes 31,181 100

Runoff results

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lorie Burch 9,344 75.0
Democratic Sam Johnson 3,107 25.0
Total votes 12,451 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Christopher Claytor[6]
  • Scott Jameson[6]

Results

Christopher Claytor was declared the nominee by defeating Scott Jameson at the Collin County Libertarian Party Convention on Saturday, March 17.

Independents

Declared

Notes

  1. ^ Humane Party does not have ballot access. Appears on ballot as "Independent."[8]

General election

Results

Texas's 3rd congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van Taylor 169,520 54.2
Democratic Lorie Burch 138,234 44.2
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 4,604 1.5
Independent Jeff Simons (write-in) 153 0.1
Total votes 312,511 100
Republican hold

District 4

The 4th district is located in Northern and Northeastern Texas, including Paris, Sherman, and Texarkana. The incumbent is Republican John Ratcliffe, who has served since 2015. He was reelected in 2016 with 88.0%, facing no Democratic opponent. The PVI of the district is R+28, making it one of the most conservative districts in the nation.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ratcliffe (incumbent) 63,105 85.5
Republican John Cooper 10,699 14.5
Total votes 73,804 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cathrine Krantz 8,995 68.6
Democratic Lander Bethel 4,109 31.4
Total votes 13,104 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

General election

Results

Texas's 4th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ratcliffe (incumbent) 188,667 75.7
Democratic Catherine Krantz 57,400 23.0
Libertarian Ken Ashby 3,178 1.3
Total votes 249,245 100
Republican hold

District 5

The 5th district stretches from the eastern Dallas suburbs, including Mesquite, down into East Texas including Athens and Palestine. At the 2000 census, the 5th district represented 651,620 people. The current Representative from District 5 is Jeb Hensarling, who has served since 2003. He was reelected in 2016 with 80.6% of the vote, facing no Democratic opponent. The PVI of this district is R+16. Hensarling announced in October 2017 that he is going to retire from Congress, and not seek re-election to another term in 2018.[9]

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lance Gooden 17,501 29.9
Republican Bunni Pounds 12,895 22.0
Republican Sam Deen 10,102 17.2
Republican Kenneth Sheets 7,011 12.0
Republican Jason Wright 6,675 11.4
Republican Danny Campbell 1,767 3.0
Republican David Williams 1,603 2.7
Republican Charles Lingerfelt 1,023 1.8
Total votes 58,777 100
Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Wood 16,923 100
Total votes 16,923 100

Runoff results

Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lance Gooden 18,364 54.0
Republican Bunni Pounds 15,634 46.0
Total votes 33,998 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

General election

Results

Texas's 5th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lance Gooden 130,617 62.3
Democratic Dan Wood 78,666 37.6
Independent Phil Gray (write-in) 224 0.1
Total votes 209,507 100
Republican hold

District 6

The 6th district is located in the Fort Worth metro, including parts of Arlington, as well as Dalworthington Gardens and Mansfield. The district also stretches southward taking in Corsicana and Ennis. Representative from District 6 is Republican Joe Barton, who has served since 1985. Barton was reelected with 58.3% of the vote in 2016. The PVI of the sixth district is R+9. In November 2017, Barton announced that he would not run for re-election in 2018.[11]

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Wright 20,659 45.1
Republican Jake Ellzey 9,956 21.7
Republican Ken Cope 3,527 7.7
Republican Shannon Dubberly 2,880 6.3
Republican Mark Mitchell 2,141 4.7
Republican Troy Ratterree 1,854 4.0
Republican Kevin Harrison 1,768 3.9
Republican Deborah Gagliardi 1,674 3.7
Republican Thomas Dillingham 543 1.2
Republican Shawn Dandridge 517 1.1
Republican Mel Hassell 266 0.6
Total votes 45,785 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruby Faye Woolridge 10,857 36.9
Democratic Jana Lynne Sanchez 10,838 36.9
Democratic John W. Duncan 3,978 13.5
Democratic Justin Snider 2,014 6.9
Democratic Levii R. Shocklee 1,702 5.8
Total votes 29,389 100

Runoff results

Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Wright 12,747 52.2
Republican Jake Ellzey 11,686 47.8
Total votes 24,433 100
Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jana Lynne Sanchez 6,103 53.1
Democratic Ruby Faye Woolridge 5,386 46.9
Total votes 11,489 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Jason Allen Harber[6]

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ron
Wright (R)
Jana Lynne
Sanchez (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D-Sanchez) July 27–28, 2018 576 48% 39% 13%

Results

Texas's 6th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Wright 135,961 53.1
Democratic Jana Lynne Sanchez 116,350 44.4
Libertarian Jason Harber 3,731 1.5
Total votes 256,042 100
Republican hold

District 7

The 7th district includes parts of western Houston and Bellaire. The current representative is John Culberson, who's served the district since 2001. He was reelected in 2016 with 56.2% of the vote. The PVI for the district is R+7.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Culberson (incumbent) 28,944 76.1
Republican Edward Ziegler 9,088 23.9
Total votes 38,032 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lizzie Fletcher 9,731 29.3
Democratic Laura Moser 8,077 24.4
Democratic Jason Westin 6,364 19.2
Democratic Alex Triantaphyllis 5,219 15.7
Democratic Ivan Sanchez 1,890 5.7
Democratic Joshua Butler 1,245 3.7
Democratic James Cargas 650 2.0
Total votes 33,176 100

Runoff results

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lizzie Fletcher 11,423 67.1
Democratic Laura Moser 5,605 32.9
Total votes 17,028 100

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John Culberson (R) Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 19–25, 2018 499 ± 4.6% 46% 45% 9%
Public Policy Polling (D) September 17–18, 2018 562 ± 4.1% 45% 47%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 14–18, 2018 500 ± 5.0% 48% 45% 7%
DCCC (D) May 23–31, 2018 404 ± 4.9% 47% 45%

Results

Texas's 7th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lizzie Fletcher 127,959 52.5
Republican John Culberson (incumbent) 115,642 47.5
Total votes 243,601 100
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8

The 8th district includes much of the northern suburbs of Houston, such as Conroe, Huntsville, and The Woodlands. The current Representative from District 8 is Republican Kevin Brady and has been since 1997. Brady was reelected in 2016 unopposed. The PVI for this district is R+28. A Democrat and an independent are running for this seat.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Brady (incumbent) 67,593 100
Total votes 67,593 100
Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steven David 13,183 100
Total votes 13,183 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

Independent candidates

  • Todd Carlton, crop consultant

General election

Endorsements

Kevin Brady (R)
Federal officials

Results

Texas's 8th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Brady (incumbent) 200,619 73.4
Democratic Steven David 67,930 24.9
Libertarian Chris Duncan 4,621 1.7
Total votes 273,170 100
Republican hold

District 9

The 9th district serves the southwestern portion of the Greater Houston area including parts of Missouri City and Sugar Land. The current Representative for the district, since 2005, is Democrat Al Green. Green was reelected with 80.6% of the vote in 2016. The PVI for this district is D+28.

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Green (incumbent) 32,881 100
Total votes 32,881 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

General election

Endorsements

Phil Kurtz (L)

Organizations

  • iVoteAmerica[14]
  • iVoteTexas
  • Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
  • Certified Constitutional Candidates
  • Constitutional Grassroots Movement
  • The Libertarian Party Mises Caucus
  • The Paleolibertarian Caucus

Results

Texas's 9th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Green (incumbent) 136,256 89.1
Libertarian Phil Kurtz 5,940 3.9
Independent Benjamin Hernandez 5,774 3.8
Independent Kesha Rogers 5,031 3.3
Total votes 153,001 100
Democratic hold

District 10

The 10th district includes portions of northern Austin and its suburbs, such as Manor and Pflugerville. The district stretches eastward into rural areas of Central Texas and the outer suburbs of Houston, including Cypress, Katy, and Tomball. The current representative is Michael McCaul, who has served since 2005. McCaul was reelected with 57.3% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is R+9.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 41,881 80.1
Republican John W. Cook 10,413 19.9
Total votes 52,294 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Siegel 15,434 40.0
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 6,938 18.0
Democratic Tami Walker 6,015 15.6
Democratic Madeline K. Eden 5,514 14.3
Democratic Matt Harris 2,825 7.3
Democratic Kevin Nelson 1,589 4.1
Democratic Richie DeGrow 301 0.8
Total votes 38,616 100

Runoff results

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Siegel 12,274 69.9
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 5,285 30.1
Total votes 17,559 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Michael
McCaul (R)
Mike
Siegel (D)
Undecided
Blink Insights (D-Siegel) July 31 – August 4, 2018 524 ± 4.3% 39% 36%

Results

Texas's 10th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 157,166 51.1
Democratic Mike Siegel 144,034 46.8
Libertarian Mike Ryan 6,627 2.1
Total votes 307,827 100
Republican hold

District 11

The 11th district is located in the Concho Valley including Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo. The current representative is Mike Conaway, who has served since 2005. Conaway was reelected with 89.5% of the vote in 2016, without a Democratic opponent. The PVI is R+32, making this one of the most Republican districts in the country.

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Conaway (incumbent) 63,410 82.9
Republican Paul Myers 13,047 17.1
Total votes 76,457 100
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennie Lou Leeder 7,264 82.7
Democratic Eric Pfalzgraf 1,520 17.3
Total votes 8,784 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Nicholas Landholt[6]
  • Rhett Rosenquest Smith[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 11th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Conaway (incumbent) 176,603 80.1
Democratic Jennie Lou Leeder 40,631 18.5
Libertarian Rhett Rosenquest Smith 3,143 1.4
Total votes 220,377 100
Republican hold

District 12

The 12th district is centered around Fort Worth and the surrounding suburbs including North Richland Hills, Weatherford, and White Settlement. The current Representative from District 12 is Republican Kay Granger, who has served since 1997. Granger was reelected with 69.4% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is R+18. One Democrat is running for the seat.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Granger (incumbent) 49,385 100
Total votes 49,385 100
Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vanessa Adia 21,018 100
Total votes 21,018 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kay
Granger (R)
Vanessa
Adia (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D) September 27–28, 2018 590 62% 30% 7%

Results

Texas's 12th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Granger (incumbent) 172,557 64.3
Democratic Vanessa Adia 90,994 33.9
Libertarian Jacob Leddy 4,940 1.8
Total votes 268,491 100
Republican hold

District 13

The 13th district includes most of the Texas Panhandle, parts of Texoma and northeastern parts of North Texas. It winds across the Panhandle into the South Plains, then runs east across the Red River Valley. Covering over 40,000 square miles (100,000 km2), it is the second-largest district geographically in Texas and larger in area than thirteen entire states. The principal cities in the district are Amarillo and Wichita Falls. The incumbent representative is Mac Thornberry, serving since 1995. He was reelected with 90.0% of the vote, without facing a Democratic candidate. The thirteenth's district PVI is R+33, making it the most Republican district in the country.

Republican primary

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (incumbent) 71,018 100
Total votes 71,018 100
Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Greg Sagan 7,322 100
Total votes 7,322 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Calvin DeWeese[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 13th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (incumbent) 169,027 81.6
Democratic Greg Sagan 35,083 16.9
Libertarian Calvin DeWeese 3,175 1.5
Total votes 207,285 100
Republican hold

District 14

The 14th district covers the Gulf Coast area of Texas, including Beaumont, Galveston, and League City. Republican Randy Weber is the incumbent, serving since 2013. He was reelected with 61.9% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is R+12. The sole Democratic candidate to declare their candidacy, Adrienne Bell, has been endorsed by Brand New Congress.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Weber (incumbent) 33,509 75.2
Republican Bill "Sarge" Sargent 8,742 19.6
Republican Keith Casey 2,291 5.2
Total votes 44,542 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adrienne Bell 19,458 79.8
Democratic Levy Q. Barnes, Jr. 4,923 20.2
Total votes 24,381 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Don E. Conley III[6]

General election

Endorsements

Adrienne Bell (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials

Results

Texas's 14th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Weber (incumbent) 138,942 59.2
Democratic Adrienne Bell 92,212 39.3
Libertarian Don Conley III 3,374 1.5
Total votes 234,528 100
Republican hold

District 15

The 15th district stretches from parts of South Texas including Edinburg, Hebbronville, and McAllen, to the northeastern suburbs of San Antonio such as Schertz and Seguin. The district's current Representative is Democrat Vicente González, elected in 2016. González was elected with 57.3% of the vote. The district's PVI is D+7.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Westley 14,794 100
Total votes 14,794 100
Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vicente González (incumbent) 33,549 100
Total votes 33,549 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Anthony Cristo[6]
  • Ross Lynn Leone[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 15th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vicente González (incumbent) 98,333 59.7
Republican Tim Westley 63,862 38.7
Libertarian Anthony Cristo 2,607 1.6
Total votes 164,802 100
Democratic hold

District 16

The 16th district is centered around El Paso and the surrounding areas. The current Representative from District 16 is Democrat Beto O'Rourke, serving since 2013. O'Rourke was reelected with 85.7% of the vote in 2016, without facing a Republican candidate. O'Rourke retired from his seat to challenge Senator Ted Cruz in the state's 2018 Senate election, in which O’Rourke was narrowly defeated by Cruz. The district's PVI is D+17.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Seeberger 7,273 69.3
Republican Alia Garcia-Ureste 3,216 30.7
Total votes 10,478 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Veronica Escobar 30,630 61.4
Democratic Dori Fenenbock 10,992 22.0
Democratic Norma Chavez 3,325 6.7
Democratic Enrique Garcia 2,661 5.3
Democratic Jerome Tilghman 1,489 3.0
Democratic John Carrillo 771 1.6
Total votes 49,868 100

General election

Results

Texas's 16th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Veronica Escobar 124,437 68.5
Republican Rick Seeberger 49,127 27.0
Independent Ben Mendoza 8,147 4.5
Independent Sam Williams (write-in) 43 0.0
Total votes 181,754 100
Democratic hold

District 17

The 17th district is located in Central Texas including the Bryan-College station metro, Waco, and strecthes to parts of North Austin.[17][18] The district is currently represented by Republican Bill Flores, who has served since 2011. Flores was reelected with 60.8% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is R+12. Three Democrats are currently running for the seat.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Flores (incumbent) 44,388 100
Total votes 44,388 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Kennedy 14,343 63.3
Democratic Dale Mantey 8,300 36.7
Total votes 22,643 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Nicholas Becker[6]
  • Peter Churchman[6]

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bill
Flores (R)
Rick
Kennedy (D)
Undecided
Change Research (D-Kennedy) August 30 – September 1, 2018 961 54% 38%

Results

Texas's 17th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Flores (incumbent) 134,841 56.8
Democratic Rick Kennedy 98,070 41.3
Libertarian Peter Churchman 4,440 1.9
Total votes 237,351 100
Republican hold

District 18

The 18th district is centered on inner Houston and the surrounding area. It has been the Downtown Houston district since 1973. The current Representative from District 18 is Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee, serving since 1995. Jackson Lee won re-election in 2016 with 73.5%. The district's PVI D+27.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ava Reynero Pate 7,634 100
Total votes 7,634 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee (incumbent) 34,514 86.0
Democratic Richard Johnson 5,604 14.0
Total votes 40,118 100

Libertarian County Convention

Declared
  • Luke Spencer[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 18th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee (incumbent) 138,704 75.3
Republican Ava Reynero Pate 38,368 20.8
Libertarian Luke Spencer 4,067 2.2
Independent Vince Duncan 3,193 1.7
Total votes 184,332 100
Democratic hold

District 19

The 19th district is located in upper rural West Texas, including Abilene, Lubbock, and Plainview. The current Representative from the 19th District is Republican Jodey Arrington, serving since 2017. Arrington was elected 86.7% of the vote in 2016, without a Democratic opponent. The district's PVI is R+27.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jodey Arrington (incumbent) 55,433 100
Total votes 55,433 100
Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Miguel Levario 9,648 100
Total votes 9,648 100

General election

Results

Texas's 19th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jodey Arrington (incumbent) 151,946 75.2
Democratic Miguel Levario 50,039 24.8
Total votes 201,985 100
Republican hold

District 20

The 20th district is centered on the western half of San Antonio and the surrounding inner suburbs including Balcones Heights and Helotes. The incumbent representative is a Democrat Joaquín Castro, serving since 2013. He was reelected in 2016 with 79.7% of the vote without a Republican opponent.

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquín Castro (incumbent) 32,189 100
Total votes 32,189 100

Libertarian County Convention

Declared
  • Chuck Pena[6]
  • Jeffrey Blunt[6]
  • Michael "Commander" Idrogo[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 20th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquín Castro (incumbent) 139,038 80.9
Libertarian Jeffrey Blunt 32,925 19.1
Total votes 171,963 100
Democratic hold

District 21

The 21st district starts in the San Antonio metro, including parts of north San Antonio and New Braunfels, extending into the Austin metro, taking in parts of San Marcos and south Austin. The current Representative is Republican Lamar Smith, serving since 1987. Smith was reelected with 57.0% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is R+10.

In November 2017, Smith announced that he would retire at the end of his current term, and not seek re-election in 2018.[19] Run-off debates were held on April 12 after the primary, one hour each for the two Democratic candidates (audio) and the two Republican candidates (audio).

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip Roy 19,319 27.1
Republican Matt McCall 12,088 16.9
Republican William Negley 11,088 15.5
Republican Jason Isaac 7,165 10.0
Republican Jenifer Sarver 4,001 5.6
Republican Robert Stovall 3,396 4.7
Republican Susan Narvaiz 2,710 3.8
Republican Francisco "Quico" Canseco 2,484 3.5
Republican Ryan Krause 2,289 3.2
Republican Al M. Poteet 1,292 1.8
Republican Peggy Wardlaw 1,281 1.8
Republican Samuel Temple 1,017 1.4
Republican Anthony J. White 949 1.3
Republican Eric Burkhart 719 1.0
Republican Mauro Garza 657 0.9
Republican Autry J. Pruitt 454 0.6
Republican Foster Hagen 392 0.5
Republican Ivan A. Andarza 95 0.1
Total votes 71,396 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Street Wilson 15,669 30.9
Democratic Joseph Kopser 14,684 29.0
Democratic Derrick Crowe 11,686 23.1
Democratic Elliott McFadden 8,625 17.0
Total votes 50,664 100

Runoff results

Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip Roy 17,856 52.6
Republican Matt McCall 16,081 47.4
Total votes 33,937 100
Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph Kopser 14,636 57.9
Democratic Mary Street Wilson 10,622 42.1
Total votes 25,258 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Chip
Roy (R)
Joseph
Kopser (D)
Lee
Santos (L)
Undecided
WPA Intelligence (R-CLF) October 17–20, 2018 401 ± 4.9% 50% 38% 2% 10%
Change Research (D) July 5–9, 2018 672 ± 4.0% 33% 27% 5% 35%

Results

Texas's 21st congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip Roy 177,654 50.3
Democratic Joseph Kopser 168,421 47.6
Libertarian Lee Santos 7,542 2.1
Total votes 353,617 100
Republican hold

District 22

The 22nd district is located Greater Houston taking in suburban areas of Friendswood, Pearland, and Sugar Land. The district is currently represented by Republican Pete Olson, serving since 2009. Olson was reelected with 59.5% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is R+10.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Olson (incumbent) 35,782 78.4
Republican Danny Nguyen 6,170 13.5
Republican James Green 2,521 5.5
Republican Eric Zmrhal 1,174 2.6
Total votes 45,647 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sri Preston Kulkarni 9,466 31.8
Democratic Letitia Plummer 7,230 24.3
Democratic Steve Brown 6,246 21.0
Democratic Margarita Ruiz Johnson 3,767 12.7
Democratic Mark Gibson 3,046 10.2
Total votes 29,755 100

Runoff results

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sri Preston Kulkarni 9,502 62.1
Democratic Letitia Plummer 5,794 37.9
Total votes 15,296 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • John B. McElligott[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 22nd congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Olson (incumbent) 152,750 51.4
Democratic Sri Preston Kulkarni 138,153 46.4
Libertarian John McElligott 3,261 1.1
Independent Kellen Sweny 3,241 1.1
Total votes 297,405 100
Republican hold

District 23

The 23rd district stretches from rural Southwestern Texas, including Alpine, Del Rio, and Socorro, into the Greater San Antonio area, taking in Hondo and the outer areas of San Antonio. It is a prominently Hispanic-majority district and its current Representative is Republican Will Hurd, serving since 2015. His opponent in November, 2018 was Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones of San Antonio.

Gina Ortiz Jones conceded the race on November 19, 2018 after losing by around 1,150 votes.[20][21]

Hurd was narrowly reelected in 2016, with 48.7% of the vote. The district's PVI is R+1.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Hurd (incumbent) 24,866 80.2
Republican Alma Arredondo-Lynch 6,126 19.8
Total votes 30,992 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gina Ortiz Jones 18,382 41.5
Democratic Rick Trevino 7,748 17.5
Democratic Judy Canales 7,532 17.0
Democratic Jay Hulings 6,640 14.9
Democratic Angela "Angie" Villescaz 4,018 9.1
Total votes 44,320 100

Runoff results

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gina Ortiz Jones 17,538 67.9
Democratic Rick Treviño 8,289 32.1
Total votes 25,827 100

Libertarian district convention

Declared
  • Ruben Corvalan[6]

General election

Endorsements

Will Hurd (R)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Will
Hurd (R)
Gina
Ortiz Jones (D)
Ruben
Corvalan (L)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 13–18, 2018 488 ± 5.0% 53% 38% 1% 7%
GS Strategy Group (R-CLF) October 2–4, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 55% 30% 5% 10%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 10–11, 2018 495 ± 5.0% 51% 43% 7%

Results

Texas's 23rd congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Will Hurd (incumbent) 103,285 49.2
Democratic Gina Ortiz Jones 102,359 48.7
Libertarian Ruben Corvalan 4,425 2.1
Total votes 210,069 100
Republican hold

District 24

The 24th district is centered around Mid-Cities suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex including Bedford, Carrollton, and Euless. The incumbent representative is Republican Kenny Marchant, serving since 2005. Marchant won reelection in 2016 with 56.2% of the vote. The PVI is R+9.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenny Marchant (incumbent) 30,310 74.4
Republican Johnathan Kyle Davidson 10,425 25.6
Total votes 40,735 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan McDowell 14,551 52.5
Democratic John Biggan 5,970 21.5
Democratic Edward "Todd" Allen 5,556 20.0
Democratic Josh Imhoff 1,663 6.0
Total votes 27,740 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Emmanuel Lewis[6]
  • Mike Kolls[6]
  • Roland Rangel[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 24th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenny Marchant (incumbent) 133,317 50.6
Democratic Jan McDowell 125,231 47.5
Libertarian Mike Kolls 4,870 1.9
Total votes 263,418 100
Republican hold

District 25

The 25th district stretches from the outer suburbs of Fort Worth, including Burleson and Cleburne down into rural Central Texas, and takes in the Austin exurbs of Dripping Springs, Lakeway, West Lake Hills, as well as parts of downtown Austin. The current Representative from District 25 is Republican Roger Williams, serving since 2013. Williams was reelected with 58.4% of the vote in 2016. The district has a PVI of R+11.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Williams (incumbent) 51,122 100
Total votes 51,122 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Perri 13,896 32.8
Democratic Julie Oliver 11,220 26.4
Democratic Kathi Thomas 8,976 21.2
Democratic West Hansen 4,479 10.6
Democratic Chetan Panda 3,835 9.0
Total votes 42,406 100

Runoff results

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julie Oliver 12,005 52.2
Democratic Chris Perri 10,984 47.8
Total votes 22,989 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Desarae Lindsey[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 25th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Williams (incumbent) 163,023 53.5
Democratic Julie Oliver 136,385 44.8
Libertarian Desarae Lindsey 5,145 1.7
Total votes 304,553 100
Republican hold

District 26

The 26th district is centered on the northern Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs, including Denton, Keller, and Lewisville. The current Representative is Republican Michael C. Burgess, serving since 2003. Burgess was reelected in 2016 with 66.4% of the vote. The district's PVI is R+18.

Burgess is running for reelection. He is being challenged in the Republican primary by Veronica Birkenstock. Four Democrats and a Libertarian are also running.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael C. Burgess (incumbent) 42,290 76.9
Republican Veronica Birkenstock 12,684 23.1
Total votes 54,974 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linsey Fagan 13,817 52.7
Democratic Will Fisher 12,402 47.3
Total votes 26,219 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

Mark Boler, Libertarian nominee in TX-26 in 2012, 2014 and 2016[23]

General election

Results

Texas's 26th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael C. Burgess (incumbent) 185,551 59.4
Democratic Linsey Fagan 121,938 39.0
Libertarian Mark Boler 5,016 1.6
Total votes 312,505 100
Republican hold

District 27

The 27th district is located in the Coastal Bend, anchored by Corpus Christi, and the surrounding areas including Port Aransas and Victoria. The most recent representative is Republican Blake Farenthold, who served from 2011 until April 2018. Farenthold was reelected with 61.7% of the vote in 2016, and the district's PVI is R+13. Farenthold is retiring from Congress and not running for re-election in 2018.[24][25] Farenthold resigned on April 6, 2018.[26] Michael Cloud, the Republican nominee for the general election, won a June 30 special election to fill the remainder of the term.[27]

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bech Bruun 15,845 36.1
Republican Michael Cloud 14,866 33.9
Republican Christopher K. Mapp 5,302 12.1
Republican Jerry Hall 3,616 8.2
Republican John Grunwald 3,038 6.9
Republican Eddie Gassman 1,226 2.8
Total votes 43,893 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul "Roy" Barrera 8,733 41.2
Democratic Eric Holguin 4,939 23.3
Democratic Vanessa Edwards Foster 4,041 19.1
Democratic Ronnie McDonald 3,474 16.4
Total votes 21,187 100

Runoff results

Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Cloud 15,234 61.0
Republican Bech Bruun 9,723 39.0
Total votes 24,957 100
Democratic primary runoff results[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Holguin 6,422 61.9
Democratic Raul (Roy) Barrera 3,953 38.1
Total votes 10,375 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Daniel Tinus[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 27th congressional district election, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Cloud (incumbent) 125,118 60.3
Democratic Eric Holguin 75,929 36.6
Independent James Duerr 4,274 2.1
Libertarian Daniel Tinus 2,100 1.0
Total votes 207,421 100
Republican hold

District 28

The 28th district starts in parts of the Rio Grande Valley, including Laredo, Mission and Rio Grande City and stretches north into the San Antonio suburbs including Converse and Live Oak. The current Representative from District 28 is Democrat Henry Cuellar, who has served since 2005. Cuellar was reelected in 2016 with 66.2% of the vote. The district's PVI is D+9.

Primary results

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Cuellar (incumbent) 39,221 100
Total votes 39,221 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Athur M Thomas IV[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 28th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Cuellar (incumbent) 117,494 84.4
Libertarian Arthur Thomas IV 21,732 15.6
Total votes 139,226 100
Democratic hold

District 29

The 29th district is anchored by parts of Houston and the surrounding suburbs including Pasadena and South Houston. The current Representative from District 29 is Democrat Gene Green, who has served since 1993. Green was reelected with 72.5% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is D+19.

In November 2017, Green announced that would not run for re-election in 2018.[29] After Green's announcement, Democrats Sylvia Garcia, member of the Texas Senate for the 6th district, Armando Walle, member of the Texas House of Representatives for the 140th district, teacher Hector Morales and Republicans Adrian Garcia, the former Sheriff of Harris County, and businessman Robert Schafranek all announced their candidacy for the seat.[30]

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phillip Aronoff 2,402 38.6
Republican Carmen Maria Montiel 1,467 23.6
Republican Jaimy Z. Blanco 1,309 21.0
Republican Robert Schafranek 1,042 16.8
Total votes 6,220 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sylvia Garcia 11,659 63.2
Democratic Tahir Javed 3,817 20.7
Democratic Roel Garcia 1,217 6.6
Democratic Hector Morales 562 3.0
Democratic Augustine H. Reyes 524 2.8
Democratic Dominique Michelle Garcia 472 2.6
Democratic Pedro Valencia 192 1.1
Total votes 18,443 100

Runoff results

Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phillip Aronoff 1,151 51.9
Republican Carmen Maria Montiel 1,068 48.1
Total votes 2,219 100

Libertarian County Convention

Declared
  • Cullen Burns[6]
  • Richard Saettone[6]
  • Ruben Perez[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 29th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sylvia Garcia 88,188 75.1
Republican Phillip Aronoff 28,098 23.9
Libertarian Cullen Burns 1,199 1.0
Independent Johnathan Garza (write-in) 9 0.0
Total votes 117,494 100
Democratic hold

District 30

The 30th district is centered around Dallas and its surrounding suburbs, including Cedar Hill and Lancaster. The current Representative from District 30 is Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson, who has represented the district since its creation in 1993. She was reelected in 2016 with 77.9% of the vote. The district's PVI is D+29. Johnson is running for reelection.

Primary results

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eddie Bernice Johnson (incumbent) 32,415 63.6
Democratic Barbara Mallory Caraway 11,641 22.8
Democratic Eric Williams 6,931 13.6
Total votes 50,987 100

Libertarian County Convention

Declared

General election

Results

Texas's 30th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eddie Bernice Johnson (incumbent) 166,784 91.1
Libertarian Shawn Jones 16,390 8.9
Total votes 183,174 100
Democratic hold

District 31

The 31st district is located in north Austin and the surrounding suburbs including Georgetown and Round Rock. The district also stretches north into Killeen and Temple. Republican John Carter has served since 2003, this district's creation. He was reelected with 58.4% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is R+10. Carter is running for reelection. He is being challenged in the Republican primary by Mike Sweeney. Three Democrats, including Air Force veteran and writer MJ Hegar, are also running.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carter (incumbent) 34,513 65.5
Republican Mike Sweeney 18,184 34.5
Total votes 52,697 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic MJ Hegar 13,848 44.9
Democratic Christine Eady Mann 10,340 33.5
Democratic Mike Clark 3,465 11.2
Democratic Kent Lester 3,188 10.3
Total votes 30,841 100

Runoff results

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic MJ Hegar 8,843 62.2
Democratic Christine Eady Mann 5,371 37.8
Total votes 14,214 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared

General election

Endorsements

John Carter (R)
U.S. Representatives

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Carter (R)
MJ
Hegar (D)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 1–5, 2018 490 ± 4.8% 53% 38% 9%
The Tarrance Group (R-Carter) September 22–25, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 54% 33%
ALG Research (D-Hegar) September 16–20, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 46% 42%
Public Policy Polling (D) November 28–29, 2017 613 46% 40% 14%

Results

Texas's 31st congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carter (incumbent) 144,680 50.6
Democratic MJ Hegar 136,362 47.7
Libertarian Jason Hope 4,965 1.7
Total votes 286,007 100
Republican hold

District 32

The 32nd district is centered around the northeastern inner Dallas suburbs, including Garland, Richardson, and the Park Cities. It is represented by Republican Pete Sessions, serving since 1997. He was reelected with 71.1% of the vote in 2016 without a Democratic opponent. The district's PVI is R+5, due to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's performance in the district. Sessions is running for reelection. Six Democrats are also running, including civil rights attorney and former NFL player Colin Allred, longtime Democratic operative Ed Meier, and former Department of Agriculture official Lilian Salerno.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Sessions (incumbent) 32,784 79.3
Republican Paul Brown 8,575 20.7
Total votes 41,359 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colin Allred 15,442 38.5
Democratic Lillian Salerno 7,343 18.3
Democratic Brett Shipp 6,550 16.4
Democratic Ed Meier 5,474 13.7
Democratic George Rodriguez 3,029 7.5
Democratic Ron Marshall 1,301 3.2
Democratic Todd Maternowski 945 2.4
Total votes 40,084 100

Runoff results

The runoff election took place on May 22, 2018.[32]

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colin Allred 15,658 69.5
Democratic Lillian Salerno 6,874 30.5
Total votes 22,532 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Melina Baker[6]

General election

Endorsements

Colin Allred (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
Pete Sessions (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Organizations

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Pete
Sessions (R)
Colin
Allred (D)
Melina
Baker (L)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 29 – November 4, 2018 477 ± 4.7% 42% 46% 3% 9%
GBA Strategies (D) September 20–30, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 46% 47% 5%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 19–24, 2018 500 ± 4.8% 48% 47% 5%
Public Policy Polling (D) September 17–18, 2018 555 ± 4.2% 42% 47%
GBA Strategies (D-Allred) July 30 – August 1, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 47% 45%

Results

Texas's 32nd congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colin Allred 144,067 52.3
Republican Pete Sessions (incumbent) 126,101 45.7
Libertarian Melina Baker 5,452 2.0
Total votes 275,620 100
Democratic gain from Republican

District 33

The 33rd district is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, taking in parts of Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving, as well as the surrounding areas, including Forest Hill and Grand Prairie. It is currently represented by Democrat Marc Veasey, and has been since the district's creation in 2013. Veasey was reelected with 73.7% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is D+23.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Willie Billups 5,254 100
Total votes 5,254 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Veasey (incumbent) 14,998 70.6
Democratic Carlos Quintanilla 6,233 29.7
Total votes 21,231 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Jason Reeves[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 33rd congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Veasey (incumbent) 90,805 76.2
Republican Willie Billups 26,120 21.9
Libertarian Jason Reeves 2,299 1.9
Total votes 119,224 100
Democratic hold

District 34

The 34th district is centered around the Rio Grande Valley, including Brownsville, Harlingen, and Weslaco. It is currently represented by Democrat Filemon Vela Jr. and has been since the district's creation in 2013. Vela was reelected with 62.7% of the vote in 2016. The district's PVI is D+10.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rey Gonzalez 10,227 100
Total votes 10,227 100
Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Filemon Vela Jr. (incumbent) 25,344 100
Total votes 25,344 100

General election

Results

Texas's 34th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Filemon Vela Jr. (incumbent) 85,825 60.0
Republican Rey Gonzalez 57,243 40.0
Total votes 143,068 100
Democratic hold

District 35

The 35th district stretches from Downtown San Antonio up into Austin metro, including Lockhart, San Marcos, and parts of east Austin.

In March 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 35th district was illegally drawn with discriminatory intent.[35] In August, 2017 there was another ruling that the district is unconstitutional.[36]

The district is currently represented by Democrat Lloyd Doggett, and has been since its creation in 2013. Doggett previously represented Texas's 25th congressional district before redistricting. Doggett won reelection in 2016 with 63.1% of the vote. The district's PVI is D+15 Doggett is running for reelection.

Primary results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Smalling 7,083 53.3
Republican Sherrill Kenneth (SK) Alexander 6,198 46.7
Total votes 13,281 100
Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Doggett (incumbent) 32,101 100
Total votes 32,101 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Clark Patterson[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 35th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Doggett (incumbent) 138,278 71.3
Republican David Smalling 50,553 26.0
Libertarian Clark Patterson 5,236 2.7
Total votes 194,067 100
Democratic hold

District 36

The 36th district takes in the Bay Area outer suburbs of Houston, including Baytown, Deer Park, and La Porte. The district also includes rural Southeastern Texas, such as Lumberton and Orange. It is currently represented by Republican Brian Babin, who has served since 2015. Babin was reelected in 2016 with 88.6% of the vote, without a Democratic opponent. Two Democrats have announced their candidacy, scientist/environmental consultant Jon Powell and radio and television personality Dayna Steele.

Primary results

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Babin (incumbent) 50,317 100
Total votes 50,317 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dayna Steele 9,848 72.0
Democratic Jon Powell 3,827 28.0
Total votes 13,675 100

Libertarian District Convention

Declared
  • Robert Appelbaum[6]

General election

Results

Texas's 36th congressional district, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Babin (incumbent) 161,048 72.6
Democratic Dayna Steele 60,908 27.4
Total votes 221,956 100
Republican hold

See also

References

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