Democrats Valdez, White Head Into Runoff For Governor, But Beating Abbott Will Be Tough

The candidates will face each other again in the May runoffs.

By Christopher Connelly and Brien StrawMarch 7, 2018 10:31 am

From KERA:

As returns rolled in Tuesday night for Texas’s 2018 party primaries, dozens of campaigns came to an end, including — to no one’s surprise — those of the two Republicans challenging Gov. Greg Abbott.

With more than 90 percent of the vote, the governor easily claimed his spot on the general election ballot.

But what we don’t know yet is who will face off against Abbott in November. In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez snagged nearly 43 percent of the vote, while Houston businessman Andrew White got 27 percent.

Now, they start their sprint towards the May runoffs.

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