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Texas Democrats Surge to Polls, in Show of Anti-Trump Sentiment

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Texas Democrats Surge to Polls, in Show of Anti-Trump Sentiment
Fearing that Ms. Moser is too liberal to defeat Mr. Culberson in an affluent
and historically Republican district, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took the rare step last month of publicly attacking her as “a Washington insider who begrudgingly moved to Houston to run for Congress.”
However, the broadside may have only lifted Ms. Moser — who grew up in Houston
but lived in Washington while her husband worked in Democratic politics there — in a primary that featured seven candidates capturing votes.
By MANNY FERNANDEZ and JONATHAN MARTINMARCH 7, 2018
HOUSTON — Texas Democrats surged to the polls on Tuesday in the first primary of 2018, demonstrating a wave of Trump-inspired energy, but also showcasing party divisions
that have emerged at the outset of an otherwise promising midterm campaign.
“Folks are hungry for a win in this district.”
Ms. Jones is part of a wave of Democratic women, African-American
and Hispanic people, gays, lesbians and even journalists who are running for office for the first time in Texas, in large part in reaction to the Trump administration.
Jeb Bush of Florida, averted a runoff after a somewhat difficult primary campaign against Jerry Patterson, who previously held the job
and accused Mr. Bush of mismanaging the General Land Office so badly that it brought him out of retirement
In an even more Democratic-leaning seat, Gina Ortiz Jones, a lesbian and Iraq war veteran who would be the first openly gay member of Congress from Texas, was the top vote-getter in a district
that stretches south from San Antonio to the Rio Grande and west to El Paso.

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