5 Texas NonCorporate Candidates Advance to Runoff and General Elections
Support progressives Casar, Cisneros, and Zapata like crazy!
LAST UPDATED June 2, 2022
Update 6:30 AM, March 3, 2022 - Another update. Progressive Tartisha Hill won the Texas Democratic Primary in CD-05. My radar completely missed her. Progressives are coming out of the woodwork!
Update 2:15 PM, March 2, 2022 - Minutes after the original publication of this post, I saw this:
See corrections in the text below…
We have the results for the March 1, 2022 Texas Primary. Four noncorporate progressive Democratic candidates are advancing.
Greg Casar sailed smoothly to the November 8 General Election with 61.7% of the Democratic Primary vote. He will face the Republican challenger who wins the May 24 Runoff. That will be either Dan McQueen or Michael Rodriguez, who together garnered 36.2% of the Republican Primary vote. Don’t take for granted Casar’s win in the 2022 General Election. Support him like crazy!
Jessica Cisneros (45.5%) advances in the most riveting Texas contest. She and her opponent, incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar (49.6%), will advance to the May 24 runoff. Together, the top two Republican contenders only acquired 41.5% of their primary vote. So it looks like the winner of the Democratic runoff could likely win the 2022 General Election. Support Cisneros like crazy, so she wins both the runoff and the general!
Tartisha Hill advanced to the November 8 General Election with 52.9% in the Texas Democratic Primary. She will be up against Republican incumbent Rep. Lance Gooden, who ran in the Republican Primary unopposed. Support her like crazy!
Michelle Vallejo (20.1%), and her opponent Ruben Ramirez (28.3%), advance to the May 24 runoff. Congressional District TX-15 is an open seat, so the Democratic candidate who advances to the General Election will not be pitted against a Republican incumbent. However, Monica De La Cruz Hernandez won the March 1 Republican Primary by 56.1%. The 2022 General will be a tough race for a Democrat to win, much less a progressive. Support Vallejo like crazy, anyway! She’s building her cred, beautifully, and may win if she runs again in 2024.
Claudia Zapata (47.3%), along with her opponent Ricardo Villarreal (27.1%), advance to the May 24 runoff. Based on the percentage of primary votes, Zapata is likely to win the runoff. But regardless who wins the runoff, she or he will face incumbent Republican Rep. Chip Roy. Roy gained 83.8% of the Republican Primary vote. If I had to bet money, I’d bank on Roy winning the 2022 General Election. Still, support Zapata like crazy! Her campaign may build toward a future win, if she chooses to run again in 2024.
Click on the blue candidate names below, in order to link directly to their campaign websites. Once there, you can volunteer for and/or donate to these absolutely wonderful Texas progressive candidates.
Mar 1 open primary; May 24 runoff; Nov 8 election - TX voting Info
U.S. House, TX-05 - Tartisha Hill (D) - on general election ballot, 52.9%
U.S. House, TX-15 - Michelle Vallejo (D) - advanced to runoff, 20.1% (Ruben Ramirez, 28.3%) - advanced to General Election!!!
U.S. House, TX-21 - David Anderson (D) U.S. House, TX-21 - Scott Sturm (D)
U.S. House, TX-21 - Claudia Zapata (D) - advanced to runoff, 47.3% (Ricardo Villarreal 27.1%)
U.S. House, TX-28 - Tannya Benavides (D)
U.S. House, TX-28 - Jessica Cisneros (D) - advanced to runoff, 45.5% (Henry Cuellar, 49.6%)
U.S. House, TX-30 - Jessica Mason (D) - advanced to runoff U.S. House, TX-31 - Donna Imam (D) U.S. House, TX-34 - Beatriz Reynoso (D)
U.S. House, TX-35 - Greg Casar (D) - on general election ballot, 61.7%
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