The Back MicThe Back Mic: Texas November General Election Matchups Finalized

This week — a list of each general election matchup in Texas’ six statewide races.
May 27, 2022

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Matchups for Each Statewide Race in Texas

With the conclusion of the primary runoffs on Tuesday, the November matchups for the general election are finalized. Democrats have not won a statewide race since the mid-90s, and statewide Texas is rated R-54% by The Texan’s Texas Partisan Index — meaning past cycle results indicate Republicans are favored slightly in each race.

Below are the general election matchups in each statewide race:


  • Greg Abbott* (R)
  • Beto O’Rourke (D)
  • Delia Barrios (G)
  • Mark Tippets (L)
  • Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla (I)

Lt. Governor

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  • Dan Patrick* (R)
  • Mike Collier (D)
  • Shanna Steele (L)

Attorney General

  • Ken Paxton* (R)
  • Rochelle Garza (D)
  • Mark Ash (L)


  • Glenn Hegar* (R)
  • Janet Dudding (D)
  • V. Alonzo Echevarria-Garza (L)

Land Commissioner

  • Dawn Buckingham (R)
  • Jay Kleburg (D)
  • Alfred Molison (G)

Railroad Commissioner

  • Wayne Christian* (R)
  • Luke Warford (D)
  • Hunter Crow (G)
  • Jaime Díez (L)

* Indicates an incumbent.


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Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is a senior reporter for The Texan and an Ohio native who graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. He is an avid sports fan who most enjoys watching his favorite teams continue their title drought throughout his cognizant lifetime. In his free time, you may find Brad quoting Monty Python productions and trying to calculate the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.