This week — a look at how much money candidates who are now facing a longer ramp-up to their runoff elections had before the primary.
Beth Van Duyne secured the Republican nomination while retired Air Force Colonel Kim Olson and school board member Candace Valenzuela will vie for the Democratic spot.
With Carrie Isaac falling two percent short needed to avoid a runoff, she and Bud Wymore will square off on May 26 to see which Republican will challenge State Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood).
Fort Bend Sheriff Troy Nehls will face Kathaleen Wall in May's runoff. For Democrats, Sri Preston Kulkarni coasted to victory with 53 percent of the vote.
With strong grassroots support, Jeff Cason won the GOP primary with 54 percent of the vote and successfully avoided a runoff against former Bedford Mayor Jim Griffin.
Despite facing a competitive primary from Chris Putnam, long-time incumbent Kay Granger successfully defended her seat, defeating Putnam with nearly 60 percent of the vote.
The Texan reached out to the three Republican candidates in the primary race for House District 45 and asked them what their top policy priorities would be if elected. Here are their responses.