Officials, voters prepare for the March Primary Elections

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"Two ... this year you have that anti-Trump sentiment that has energized the democratic base". For Republicans, the early vote turnout pace is modeling past past midterm primaries.

Election day in Texas is March 6th.

However, the real competition seems to be in the Democrat party itself.

There is at least one Democratic candidate in every congressional district - 36 of them - for the first time since 1992. On the Democratic side, there are nine candidates.

Other rising Democratic stars who deserve attention are Sen. Bernie Sanders, including Justice Democrats and Our Revolution, and supports policies like Medicare for all and a $15 minimum wage.

Democrats haven't won any of Texas' 29 statewide offices since 1994, the nation's longest losing streak.

"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. Even in Democratic strongholds, where partisan control isn't at play, the battles will help determine the direction of the party.

The other districts considered up for grabs are in West Texas, Houston and San Antonio. "I think I have the numbers roughly correct we may have 100,000 [to] 150,000 people employed directly in the steel industry, but we have millions, millions who take that steel and they fabricate it into something else". Chuck Schumer is involved: It wasn't a shock when longtime Rep. Gene Green announced he was retiring after holding his seat in the 29th Congressional District since the 1990s, and it wasn't exactly surprising that longtime state Sen.

However, this has been a particularly tense race since late February when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted negative opposition research on Moser, the kind of thing you are never supposed to do to someone from your own party.

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Classes are scheduled to resume at Stoneman Douglas on Wednesday with half-day sessions for the rest of the week. One of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas teen activists expressed his disappointment about the measure's failure.

For her part, Moser turned the flap into a television ad blasting Washington for meddling.

In the handful of special elections since 2016 and in the Virginia and New Jersey 2017 elections, Democratic turnout has been up. Dianne Feinstein after 26 years in office and denied her an endorsement. If she wins, she'll have withstood direct pressure from one of the most powerful members of her party in the state.

In the Republican primary, Mr. Cruz is being challenged by four candidates, including Stefano de Stefano, a Houston energy lawyer who has accused Mr. Cruz's campaign of claiming Mr. Cruz was uncontested in the primary.

Democrats will also consider 12 ballot propositions. "The Democrats and Republican party have some very different ideas on how to do this".

In North Texas, many divisions between Republicans are on full display in heated and expensive races. Seven are taking on Rep. Mimi Walters in Orange County, while eight want to unseat Republican Dana Rohrbacher in a nearby district.

Gruters said guns is a major issue for almost one of five GOP primary voters. "He was anti-Trump in the primary and his entire family was against Trump", says Pauken.

"Three percent, that could make a difference in some smaller races, but in a statewide election I don't think that's enough to sway anything", Ryan said.

It's rarely that simple. If you haven't voted already, please check out our Texas Voter Guide to see where the candidates appearing on your ballot stand on cannabis reform. Afterward, Perriello campaigned for Northam and Virginia legislative hopefuls.

That might account for some shifting in party allegiances, Cook said. "We all agree that our opponent is John Culberson".

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