DemDaily: Results Rundown! Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky & Texas

May 23, 2018

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In yesterday's Dixie Primaries in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and in the Texas runoff, women continued to triump at the ballot box, including, potentially, our country's first black female Governor.

Although all "red" states, Democrats nominated strong candidates in races where it counts -- in a handful of targeted vulnerable seats, and in other contests where a disillusioned Trump electorate could turn the tide.

Just a few of the potential red-to-blue flips would be needed to help solidify the net-24 seats Democrats need to win in November to take control of the House.

* Denotes Incumbent

Governor Jared Henderson Asa Hutchinson
US House CD 1: Chintan Desai
CD 2: Clarke Tucker
CD 3: Joshua Mahony
CD 4: Hayden Shamel
CD 1: Rick Crawford*
CD 2: French Hill*
CD 3: Steve Womack*
CD 4: Bruce Westerman*

Highlights: In the Governor's race, former Teach for America executive Jared Henderson will be the Democratic nominee against incumbent Asa Hutchinson (R).

In the Second Congressional District (CD)  Democratic primary, State Rep Clarke Tucker won the chance to unseat French Hill (R).

     Highlighted are going to a runoff July 24th.
Stacey Abrams
Casey Cagle, Brian Kemp
US Congress
CD 1:   Lisa Ring
CD 3:   Chuck Enderlin
CD 4:   Hank Johnson*
CD 5:   John Lewis*
CD 6:   Lucy McBath, Kevin Abel
CD 8:   No Candidate
CD 9:   Josh McCall
CD 12   Francys Johnson
CD 13:  David Scott*
CD 14:  Steven Foster
CD 1:   Earl "Buddy" Carter*
CD 2:   Herman West Jr.
CD 3:   Drew Ferguson*
CD 4:   Joe Profit
CD 5:   No Candidate
CD 6:   Karen Handel*
CD 7:   Rob Woodall*
CD 8:   Austin Scott*
CD 9:   Doug Collins*
CD 10: Jody Hice*
CD 12:  Rick Allen*
CD 13:  David Callahan
Cd 14:  Tom Graves*

America's First Black Female Gov?

HighlightsFormer State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams won a high-profile primary over Stacey Evans to become the first female nominee for Governor from a major party in Georgia's history.

If Abrams wins the general election against the yet-to-be determined Republican nominee, she would also become our country's first black female Governor.

In the Republican primary for the open seat vacated by retiring incumbent Governor Nathan Deal (R), Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp advance to a runoff election July 24th.

US House CD 1:  Paul Walker
CD 2:  Hank Linderman
CD 3:  John Yarmuth*
CD 4:  Seth Hall
CD 5:  Kenneth Stepp
CD 6:  Amy McGrath
CD 1:  James Comer*
CD 2:  Brett Guthrie*
CD 3:  Vickie Yates Glisson
CD 4:  Thomas Massie*
CD 5:  Hal Rogers*
CD 6:  Andy Barr*

Highlights: The Sixth Congressional District where former Marine fighter pilot and mother of three, Amy McGrath, won the Democratic nomination with 48.66% of the vote to advance tothe Fall campaign against Republican Andy Barr.

A total of 72 women have earned the nomination of their party to run for the US House of Representatives in 2018 (MSNBC)

TEXAS (RunOff)
In  the Texas primary elections held March 6th, if no candidate received 50+% of the vote, then the two top vote-getters from that race advanced to yesterday's May 22nd runoff election. To follow are each party's winning nominees.  * Denotes Incumbent

Governor Lupe Valdez Greg Abbott*
US House
CD 2:    Kevin Roberts
CD 3:    Lorie Burch
CD 5:    Dan Wood
CD 10:  Mike Siegel
CD 21:  Joseph Kopser
CD 23:   Gina Ortiz Jones
CD 25:   Julie Oliver
CD 27:   Eric Holguin

CD 29:   Sylvia Garcia
CD 31:   M.J. Hegar
CD 32:   Colin Allred

CD 7:   John Culberson*
CD 10:  Michael McCaul*
CD 21:  Chip Roy     (Open Seat)
CD 22:  Pete Olson*
CD 23:  Will Hurd*
CD 25:  Roger Williams*
CD 27:  Michael Cloud   (Open Seat)
CD 31:  John Carter*
CD 32:  Pete Sessions*

Highlights: In Texas' gubernatorial race, Army veteran and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez won the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott in November. Valdez is the first openly gay Latina to win a major party's gubernatorial nomination in the state.

In addition, six Democratic women won their primary runoffs for U.S. House races, which means that half of Texas' Democratic candidates for US House seats in November will be women.

In the closely watched 7th Congressional District Democratic primary, Lizzie Fletcher beat out Laura Moser for the right to challenge incumbent John Culberson, one of the most vulnerable Members in the House.

Next Up! June 5th Eight-State Primary

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Sources: Ballotpedia, Politico, Vox, WLKY, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Washington Post

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