General Election Results Tracker
Check back here throughout election night for the latest updates in the state’s hottest races as votes are tallied across the state, with results compiled by Decision Desk HQ.
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The long awaited clash between Gov. Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke has arrived and despite presenting the most formidable challenge to the incumbent yet, polling averages still show Abbott with a substantial lead. Both candidates have flexed their fundraising muscles raising well over $50 million each.
After Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick easily won the Republican primary for lieutenant governor for a third time, he will face Democrat Mike Collier on Election Day. Collier defeated two Democratic opponents, one on primary day and another in the runoff. Focusing on public education funding and abortion rights, Collier has tried to brand himself as a moderate alternative to Patrick. Meanwhile, Patrick has touted his conservative bona fides and sought to link Collier to President Biden.
One of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s claims to fame is the myriad lawsuits he has filed against the Biden administration on illegal immigration. His Democratic opponent, Rochelle Garza, has campaigned against his focus on border security. Garza has also emphasized her support for abortion rights and contended that the attorney general’s office ought to be used to protect abortion access.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar is seeking his third and final term as the state’s chief fiscal officer. He faces Democrat Janet Dudding, over whom he has a large fundraising advantage. But being down-ballot, the race is subject to the whims of prevailing winds at the top of the ballot and at the national level.
The commissioner of the General Land Office is the only statewide elected position for which there is no incumbent running for re-election, due to Commissioner George P. Bush’s unsuccessful bid in the March primary for Attorney General. On the ballot this Tuesday, Republican State Senator Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) is facing Democrat Jay Kleberg. Both the Republican and Democrat candidates gained their party nominations after prevailing in a runoff election.
Incumbent Commissioner Sid Miller is facing Democrat Susan Hays, a “cannabis super lawyer” from Alpine. Miller is running for his third term as the commissioner of agriculture and served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives prior to assuming his present position.
|Sid Miller* (R)||4,462,627||56.41%|
|Susan Hays (D)||3,448,270||43.59%|
Republicans are hoping to add a few seats to the Texas congressional delegation on Election Day. After winning a surprise victory in a special election in June, Congresswoman Mayra Flores (R-TX-34) is now seeking to hold on to her seat in a race with another incumbent, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15), who is running in a district other than the one he currently represents. Two other South Texas Republicans — Monica de la Cruz and Cassy Garcia — are hoping to defeat Democrat Michelle Vallejo and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), respectively.
Two Democrats whose districts include portions of the state’s border with Mexico are facing challenges from Republicans this election, and at a time when border security is polling as a major issue for voters. Sen. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) is facing Republican Robert Garza, the former Mayor of Del Rio for the District 19 seat in the Texas Senate. Meanwhile to the south, Democrat State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa in District 20, which contains a portion of the border in Hidalgo County, is facing Republican Westley Wright, a rancher from Corpus Christi.
Republicans are seeing red across the country, including in the state House where they find a few opportunities to flip seats after redistricting turned unfavorable districts into favorable ones. Meanwhile, Democrats look to preserve what’s left of their 2018 windfall when they flipped 12 seats.
State Board of Education
All 15 seats on the State Board of Education were up for re-election this cycle due to redistricting, however, only 11 seats are seeing a contested race. Statistically, Republicans are poised to retain control of the statewide agency that regulates public education policy on Tuesday. Only three of the contested races appear to be vulnerable, all of which lean towards favoring Democrats.
Harris County Judge
With Democratic Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo facing mounting criticism amid indictments of several of her top staff members, Republicans are hopeful that they can win the county in November with Alexandra del Moral Mealer as their nominee.
Between 2018 and 2020, Democrats received about 55 percent of the vote against Republicans in Harris County, making it favorable for Democrats but still one of the top 15 most competitive counties in the state.
|Lina Hidalgo* (D)||545,341||50.71%|
|Alexandra del Moral Mealer (R)||530,030||49.28%|
|Naoufal Houjami (W)||108||0.01%|
774 of 782 precincts reporting.
Dallas County Judge
Republican Lauren Davis is running a longshot campaign for county judge against incumbent Democrat Clay Jenkins. This is the first time Jenkins has faced voters in a general election since the restrictions he implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. Davis has focused her candidacy on her experience as a business owner and her opposition to Jenkins’ restrictions during the pandemic.
|Clay Jenkins* (D)||384,581||62.49%|
|Lauren Davis (R)||230,871||37.51%|
Tarrant County Judge
With longtime incumbent Republican Glen Whitley retiring, the former Republican Party county chair Tim O’Hare and former Democrat Party county chair Deborah Peoples are running against each other to serve as the county’s top official. O’Hare has outraised Peoples by a significant amount, but reliably red Tarrant County has been more purple in recent elections.
|Tim O'Hare (R)||308,784||53.00%|
|Deborah Peoples (D)||273,815||47.00%|
Bexar County Judge
County Judge Nelson Wolff chose not to run for reelection after serving in the office for 21 years. In the Democratic primary runoff, state Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio) lost the nomination to former district judge Peter Sakai. He now faces Republican Trish DeBerry, a former county commissioner, in the general.
|Peter Sakai (D)||301,728||57.27%|
|Trish DeBerry (R)||207,569||39.40%|
|Edgar Coyle (L)||17,557||3.33%|
The race to succeed Steve Adler as mayor of Austin features former state Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), who briefly served as mayor at the turn of the century; state Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin); and businesswoman Jennifer Virden, who ran unsuccessfully for council in 2020. Whoever wins will have a difficult road ahead coping with Austin’s rapid population growth and all that comes with it.
|Phil Campero Brual||6,773||2.33%|
|Gary S. Spellman||5,421||1.87%|
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