UPDATE State wide elections
Abbott wins Governor’s Race
Governor Greg Abbott wins his re-election and will spend another 4-years in the Governor’s mansion. The associated Press reports Abbott has 54% of the vote while former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez holds a distant 45%. Gov. Abbot held a “Texas-Sized Victory Party,” at the Brazos Hall in Downtown Austin.
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick wins re-election
Patickheld the majority ofearly votes with more than 50% while his democratic challenger Mike Collier trailed by three. But by the night's end, Patrick broke away with a 4.5% spread.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Hold onto his seat
Incumbent Ken Paxton fended off Austin area lawyer Justin Nelson. Paxton helld more than 50% of the early votes and that lead increased to 51% at the end of the day. This despite Paxton's legal troubles dealing with securities fraud charges.