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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Texas Primaries Disappointing for Dems But Bright Spots Remain
Tip: Andrew Benjami
by Douglas E. Schoen
The results of the recent primaries in Texas were surprising—and, for
The overall trend was much greater turnout for Republicans: for instance,
62.8 percent of U.S. Senate primary votes were cast on the Republican side,
as opposed to 37.2 percent for Democrats. In the race for Governor,
too, 60.2% of votes cast were in the Republican primary and 39.8% in the
This result contradicted Democratic optimism that this would finally be the
year Texas goes blue and belied some earlier predictive metrics: in early
voting, Democratic voting outnumbered Republicans in the 15 largest
districts (465,000 vs 420,000).
The results of these primaries demonstrate clearly that the Democratic
establishment needs to rethink their strategy if they want to capitalize on
the potential energy of backlash to President Trump.
Even more concerning was the lack of Democratic enthusiasm in districts
that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 presidential election.
An especially telling example is the Democratic race in the 7th District,
where Democratic votes numbered only 46.6% of the total, despite having
voted for Clinton in 2016. This lack of enthusiasm is particularly
striking as the primary there has gotten much attention for the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee’s unusual efforts to undermine candidate
Laura Moser, whom they have criticized for being a Washington insider.
Moser’s efforts to run an anti-establishment, liberal campaign were
somewhat successful, as her second-place finish qualifies her for the
runoff election in May. But Democrats would be unwise to choose Moser
to represent the party in the general election. Instead, if they want to
have a shot at flipping the district, they need a more moderate candidate
who can win over centrist voters.