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Texas Secretary of State - Elections Division
2010 Texas Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: 1/4/10, Primary: 3/2/10, Primary Run Off: 4/13/10, Independent Filing Deadline: 5/10/10, Alternative Party Filing Deadline: 5/24/10, General Election: 11/2/08,
Last Updated: April 14, 2010
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Governor, 39.0% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Hotline's Competitive Governor Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Clear Advantage Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
ex-Houston Mayor Bill White (D) 76.0%,
businessman Farouk Shami (D) 12.8%, '02 & '04 congressional nominee / '06 candidate / Assistant school principal Felix Alvarado (D) 5.0%, physician Alma L. Aguado (D) 2.9%, assoc. prof. Clement E. Glenn (D) 1.4%, private investigator Bill Dear (D) 1.0%, '06 Republican candidate / rancher Robert "Star" Locke (D) 0.9%,
Rick Perry (R) 51.1%,
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) 30.3%, ex-nurse / activist Debra Medina (R) 18.6%,
Jeffrey J. "Jeff" Daiell (L), Real Estate Appraiser Steven S. "Steve" Nichols (L), M.J. "Smitty" Smith (L), Edward "Ed" Tidwell (L), Katherine Youngblood Glass (L),
David Kirkland (C),
David W. Carpenter (I), Francis "Fran" L. Cavanaugh (I), Curtis Wayne "Tank" Hartfield (I), Kenneth Richardson (I), John Roland Ross (I), Leslie J. "Les" Sanderfer, III (I),
Lt. Governor, 58.2% in '06, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
union activist Linda Chavez-Thompson (D) 53.1%,
ex-DA Ronnie Earle (D) 34.6%, businessman Marc Katz (D) 12.2%,
David Dewhurst (R), '02 & '06 Senate nominee / '04 VP candidate / consultant Scott L. Jameson (L), Todd Minor (L),
Chuck Burnett (C),
Attorney General, 59.5% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
'06 Senate nominee attorney Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D), Greg Abbott (R), '06 nominee / '08 Senate candidate Jon Roland (L),
Jerald Finney (C),
Comptroller, 59.4% in '06, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Susan Combs (R), '08 presidential candidate / '02 Senate nominee / author Mary J. Ruwart (L),
James Pennington (C),
Ed Lindsay (G),
Land Commissioner, 55.1% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Sen. Uribe Hector (D) 51.7%,
ex-Co. Justice of the Peace Billy E. "Bill" Burton (D) 48.3%,
Jerry Patterson (R), James L. Holder (L),
Agriculture Commissioner, 54.8% in '06 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
'06 nominee / ex-school board member Henry "Hank" Gilbert (D) 52.3%,
'06 independent Gov. candidate musician / author Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman (D) 47.7%,
D. Todd Staples (R), Rick Donaldson (L), Leonard L. Nelson (L),
Brian York (C),
Railroad Commissioner, 55.5% in '04, 1st term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney Jeff Weems (D), CPA David Porter (R) 60.7%,
Victor G. Carrillo (R) 39.3%,
Roger Gary (L),
Art Browning (G),
1st Congressional District, 87.6% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. (R), Charles F. Parkes III (L), '06 nominee Donald Perkison (L),
2nd Congressional District, 88.9% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Lloyd "Ted" Poe (R), David W. Smith (L),
3rd Congressional District, 59.7% in '08, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
software engineer John Lingenfelder (D), Sam Johnson (R), Christopher J. Claytor (L),
4th Congressional District, 68.8% in '08, 15th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
attorney VaLinda Hathcox (D), Ralph M. Hall (R) 57.3%,
telecommunications executive Steve Clark (R) 29.7%, minister John Cooper (R) 5.4%, mediator Jerry Ray "Tea" Hall (R) 4.6%, businessman Lou Gigliotti (R) 1.5%, adj. prof. Joshua Kowert (R) 1.4%,
Jim D. Prindle (L),
5th Congressional District, 83.6% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
retiree Tom Berry (D), Jeb Hensarling (R), '98, '00, '02, '04 nominee / retired teacher Ken Ashby (L),
6th Congressional District, 62.0% in '08, 13th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican,
software engineer David E. Cozad (D), Joe L. Barton (R), Byron Severns (L),
7th Congressional District, 55.9% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
No Democrat John A. Culberson (R), '98, '00 & '02 & '04 nominee / research designer Drew Parks (L), Bob Townsend (L),
pastor David McCurrach (I),
8th Congressional District, 72.6% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Kevin Brady (R) 79.3%,
systems designer Scott Baker (R) 13.0%, oil company engineer Tyler Russell (R) 5.3%, journalist Melecio Franco (R) 2.4%,
Bruce West (L),
9th Congressional District, 93.6% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Al Green (D), project manager Steve Mueller (R) 66.6%,
sales rep. Dave Bannen (R) 33.4%,
David A. LeBlanc (L), businessman Michael W. Hope (L),
10th Congressional District, 53.9% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
'06 nominee Ted Ankrum (D), Michael T. "Mike" McCaul (R) 82.9%,
program manager Joe Petronis (R) 8.2%, physician Rick Martin (R) died but still got 8.9%,
Jeremiah "JP" Perkins (L),
11th Congressional District, 88.3% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
teacher James M. Quillian (D), K. Michael Conaway (R) 77.4%,
businessman Chris Younts (R) 13.3%, businessman Al Cowan (R) 9.3%,
James A. Powell (L),
12th Congressional District, 67.6% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
'08 nominee / real estate broker Tracey Smith (D), Kay Granger (R) 70.0%,
consultant Mike Brasovan (R) 19.0%, sole proprietor Matthew E. Kelly (R) 11.0%,
IT consultant Matthew Solodow (L), Robert Harrison (L),
13th Congressional District, 77.6% in '08, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R), Frederick Bartlam (L), John T. Burwell, Jr. (L),
Michael Barrett (C),
14th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 7th / 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
police chief Robert C. Pruett (D) 41.6%, attorney Winston Cochran (D) 31.1%,
teacher Jeff Cherry (D) 27.3%,
Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R) 80.8%,
businessman Tim Graney (R) 9.7%, purchasing administrator John Gay (R) 5.3%, supervisor Gerald D. Wall (R) 4.2%,
immigration attorney Eugene J. Flynn (L),
15th Congressional District, 65.7% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Rubén Hinojosa (D) 83.7%,
manager Doug "La Perla" Purl (D) 16.3%,
ex-St. Rep. Paul B. Haring (R) 41.9%, '08 nominee / sales exec. Eddie Zamora (R) 32.5%,
tv show host Daniel Garza (R) 25.6%,
Aaron I. Cohn (L), Jenell Redding (L),
16th Congressional District, 82.1% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Silvestre Reyes (D), navy vet / nurse Tim Besco (R), Bill Collins (L),
17th Congressional District, 50.6% in '08, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic,
Thomas C. "Chet" Edwards (D), businessman Bill Flores (R) 33.1%, '00 & '02 candidate / '08 nominee / businessman Rob Curnock (R) 28.7%,
'04 candidate / prof. David H. McIntyre (R) 18.3%, businessman / ex-CIA agent Chuck Wilson (R) 15.2%, nurse Timothy Delasandro (R) 4.8%,
Richard B. Kelly (L),
18th Congressional District, 77.3% in '08, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Sheila Jackson Lee (D) 67.0%,
city council member Jarvis Johnson (D) 28.3%, Sean Roberts (D) 4.7%,
'08 nominee / health care exec. John Faulk (R) 56.8%,
attorney Brenda Page (R) 30.0%, Tex Christopher (R) 13.1%,
Mike Taylor (L),
19th Congressional District, 72.4% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
mechanical engineer Andy Wilson (D), Randy Neugebauer (R), prof. '03 & '04 & '08 nominee Richard "Chip" Peterson (L),
20th Congressional District, 71.9% in '08, 6rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Charlie A. Gonzalez (D), Clayton Trotter (R) 32.5%, Joseph "Jamie" Martinez (R) 29.7%,
Charles A. Schipp, Jr. (R) 21.0%, electronic specialist Alan Strack (R) 16.9%,
Michael Idrogo (L), systems engineer Dennis Stout (L),
21st Congressional District, 80.0% in '08, 12th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
real estate broker Lainey Melnick (D), Lamar S. Smith (R) 81.4%,
businessman Stephen Schoppe (R) 18.6%,
James Arthur Strohm (L),
22nd Congressional District, 52.4% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican, NRCC Target,
LaRouche supporter Kesha Rogers (D) 52.3%,
development analyst Doug Blatt (D) 27.7%, Freddie "John" Wieder Jr. (D) 20.0%,
Pete Olson (R), Dennis Stout (L), Steven Susman (L),
Tracy Hall (I),
23rd Congressional District, 55.8% in '08, 2nd / 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, DCCC Frontline member, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat, NRCC Target,
Ciro D. Rodriguez (D) 83.4%,
veteran Miguel Ortiz (D) 16.6%,
ex-CIA officer Will Hurd (R) 33.7%, '08 candidate / attorney Francisco "Quico" Canseco (R) 32.2%,
physician Robert "Doc" Lowry (R) 22.2%, retired attorney Mike Kueber (R) 6.9%, podiatrist Joseph Mack "Doc" Gould (R) 5.1%,
Martin Nitschke (L), Jessie A. Bonley (L),
24th Congressional District, 55.9% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Kenny E. Marchant (R) 84.1%,
real estate broker Frank Roszell (R) 15.9%,
David Sparks (L),
25th Congressional District, 65.8% in '08, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Lloyd Doggett (D), Dr. Donna Campbell (R) 69.9%,
'08 nominee / environmental contractor George L. Morovich (R) 30.1%,
Cory W. Bruner (L), Jim Stutsman (L),
26th Congressional District, 60.2% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
attorney Neil L. Durrance (D), Michael C. Burgess (R) 85.8%,
computer programer James Herford (R) 14.2%,
Mark Boler (L),
businessman Don Tracey (I),
27th Congressional District, 57.9% in '08, 14th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Solomon P. Ortiz (D), real estate agent James Duerr (R) 32.4%, computer consultant R. Blake Farenthold (R) 30.1%,
surveyor William "Willie" Vaden (R) 21.7%, realtor Jessica Puente-Bradshaw (R) 15.8%,
pilot Ed Mishou (L),
28th Congressional District, 68.7% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Henry Cuellar (D), contractor Bryan Underwood (R) 73.9%,
land rep. Daniel Chavez (R) 26.1%,
Ross Lynn Leone (L),
29th Congressional District, 74.6% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Raymond E. "Gene" Green (D), Roy Morales (R) 58.4%,
Minister, Ex-Oil Worker & '06/'08 nominee Eric Story (R) 21.4%, Tom Stevens (R) 9.3%, George A. Young (R) 6.7%, Frank "Mazz" Mazzapica (R) 4.3%,
Jim Foreman (L), Brad Walters (L),
30th Congressional District, 82.5% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), pastor Stephen Broden (R) 49.5%, Sheldon Goldstein (R) 37.8%,
teacher Charles Lingerfelt (R) 12.7%,
J. B. Oswalt (L), Brandon P. Reed (L), Jarrett R. Woods (L),
veteran / state employee Paul Izyk (C),
Richard Murray (I)
31st Congressional District, 60.3% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat John R. Carter (R) 89.8%,
Raymond Yamka (R) 10.2%,
Bill Oliver (L),
32nd Congressional District, 57.2% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
attorney Grier Raggio (D), Pete Sessions (R) 83.7%,
accountant David Smith (R) 16.3%,
John Jay Myers (L),
2010 Texas Congressional Runoff Primary Results
14th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 7th / 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
police chief Robert C. Pruett (D) 52.1%,
attorney Winston Cochran (D) 47.9%,
Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R), immigration attorney Eugene J. Flynn (L),
15th Congressional District, 65.7% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Rubén Hinojosa (D), '08 nominee / sales exec. Eddie Zamora (R) 56.8%,
ex-St. Rep. Paul B. Haring (R) 43.2%,
Aaron I. Cohn (L), Jenell Redding (L),
17th Congressional District, 50.6% in '08, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic,
Thomas C. "Chet" Edwards (D), businessman Bill Flores (R) 64.2%
'00 & '02 candidate / '08 nominee / businessman Rob Curnock (R) 35.8%,
Richard B. Kelly (L),
20th Congressional District, 71.9% in '08, 6rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Charlie A. Gonzalez (D), Clayton Trotter (R) 71.7%,
Joseph "Jamie" Martinez (R) 28.3%,
Michael Idrogo (L), systems engineer Dennis Stout (L),
23rd Congressional District, 55.8% in '08, 2nd / 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, DCCC Frontline member, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat, NRCC Target,
Ciro D. Rodriguez (D), '08 candidate / attorney Francisco "Quico" Canseco (R) 52.6%,
ex-CIA officer Will Hurd (R) 47.4%,
Martin Nitschke (L), Jessie A. Bonley (L),
27th Congressional District, 57.9% in '08, 14th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Solomon P. Ortiz (D), computer consultant R. Blake Farenthold (R) 51.3%,
real estate agent James Duerr (R) 48.7%,
pilot Ed Mishou (L),
30th Congressional District, 82.5% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), pastor Stephen Broden (R) 67.5%,
Sheldon Goldstein (R) 32.5%,
J. B. Oswalt (L), Brandon P. Reed (L), Jarrett R. Woods (L),
veteran / state employee Paul Izyk (C),
Richard Murray (I)

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Texas Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party


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