The next step after a primary election

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But conservative Democrats dominated Texas politics in the 1970s and 1980s, and 1994 marked a key time when state political dominance flipped. That is, shall we say, an extremely precarious position for any incumbent.

The bottom line: Just as Ose dropped out for the sake of his party, some Democrats running for Congress must leave the field or risk failure for their party's efforts to take over control of the House of Representatives. And to the uninformed observer, the numbers were impressive. As I noted, they did turn out in record numbers for this primary.

Democrats saw a 100 percent increase in primary turnout from four years ago.

Now we have some directly relevant data about the ten Democratic senators from Trump-carried states in the form of head-to-head trial heats as measured by SurveyMonkey for Axios in online polling from mid-February through early March.

The margin has shrunk significantly from 2010 and 2014, when the margin between votes cast in the Republican and Democratic primaries ran closer to 40 percentage points. Dianne Feinstein facing off against longtime state Senate President Kevin de Leon.

State House District 107: In a race to take on Democratic incumbent Victoria Neave, Empower Texans-backed Deanna Metzger made the May 22 primary runoff against our recommended candidate Joe Ruzicka, who vastly outmatched her on local issues. And Democratic vote totals almost doubled those from 2014, reaching a level not seen in a midterm primary for the party since 2002.

Congressional elections are won in 435 separate races, however.

"You may see some changes, but it's not going to change the state fundamentally".

Wright took 45 percent of the vote in an 11-person GOP primary for the District 6 congressional spot.

Republicans remain favored to hold all Texas statewide offices in November.

"Our plan will improve the daily lives of millions of American families by creating a 21st century transportation network, rebuilding water systems and schools, making our electric system stronger and our communities more resilient, and much more", the Democrat plan states.

More recently, there are signs that primary turnout may tell us something. But the court's audacity reveals the truth about numerous arguments we have heard from Democrats since the 2011 redistricting: Despite protestations to the contrary, hardly anybody really cares about a fair process.

The White House infrastructure plan didn't include funding for the project and Trump, a native New Yorker, has been pressing congressional Republicans to oppose the funding for the plan.

On the Republican side, there was clear unity behind the president and his party. Governor Greg Abbott got a resounding vote of confidence (90.39 percent) among voters in the Republican primary, somewhat less so for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (75.91 percent).

For County Commissioner Precinct 2, incumbent Cheryl Williams received the Republican nomination with 8,295 votes (68.60 percent.) Other Republican nominee Joey Herald received 3,796 votes (31.40 percent.) Williams will face off against Democratic primary victor Tanner Do who received 6,276 votes (100 percent) in November. Yes, those were competitive primaries for Democrats while the GOP is running three incumbents who faced token opposition, but those districts are still in play - and they're happening in the suburbs, where Trump's approval rating is suffering.

The message after the Texas primary is twofold: Texas is not turning blue, but Democratic enthusiasm is real.

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