Rep. Beto O'Rourke holds a fundraiser at the Austin Motel in Austin, Texas. Photo: Drew Anthony Smith / Getty Images
The first primary election day of 2018 is wrapping up in Texas, kicking off a midterm season in which some are predicting a blue wave. For Democrats running statewide in Texas, though, it remains an uphill battle.
- Rep. Beto O'Rourke won the Democratic Senate primary comfortably. He'll face Ted Cruz in November.
- Democratic candidates for Governor and in three key House races are heading to runoffs. Go deeper with the Texas Tribune: Gov. ; House.
- George P. Bush, Jeb's son and the Texas Land Commissioner, is poised to avoid a runoff and win his GOP primary.