The Green Papers: Texas 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 4 March 2014
✓ Runoff: Tuesday 27 May 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Monday 9 December 2013 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 March 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.
Tuesday 27 May 2014 - Runoff. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.
Thursday 26 June 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) / 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:25,268,418 (8.16% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:38(7.06% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:36(8.28% of 435)
Capital:Austin
 

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Texas State and Local Government

Texas 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


When no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in any Primary, a runoff is held between the two top vote-getters.


The Green and Libertarian parties may nominate by convention. The convention dates are 15 March 2014 for single county U.S. House Districts 2, 3, 7, 16, 18, 20, 29 and 30; 22 March 2014 for multi-county U.S. House Districts 1, 4-6, 8-15, 17, 19, 21-28, 31-36. The date of the state conventions for U.S. Senate nominations is 12 April 2014.


Texas 4 March 2014 primary contests proceeding to runoff: When no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the 4 March 2014 primary, a 27 May 2014 runoff is held between the two top vote-getters. Contests proceeding to a runoff:

  • U.S. Senate Democratic: David M. Alameel (73% WINNER) v Lakesha D. "Kesha" Rogers.
  • Lieutenant Governor Republican: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst v state Senator Dan Patrick (65% WINNER).
  • U.S. House CD 4 Republican: Congressman Ralph Moody Hall v John Lee Ratcliffe (54% WINNER).
  • U.S. House CD 23 Republican: former Congressman Francisco Raul "Quico" Canseco v William "Will" Hurd (60% WINNER).
  • U.S. House CD 36 Republican: former Woodville Mayor Brian Babin (58% WINNER) v Benjamin Earl "Ben" Streusand.
  • Attorney General Republican: state Representative Dan Branch v state Senator Ken Paxton (64% WINNER).
  • Comptroller of Public Accounts Republican: state Senator Glenn Hegar (50% WINNER) v state Representative Harvey Hilderbran (26% withdrew 7 March 2014).
  • Commissioner of Agriculture Democratic: Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman v Jim Hogan (54% WINNER).
  • Commissioner of Agriculture Republican: former state Representative Tommy Merritt v former state Representative Sid Miller (53% WINNER).
  • Railroad Commissioner Republican: Wayne Christian v Ryan Sitton (57% WINNER).

2014 election certified returns from the Texas Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz
FEC S2TX00312

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator John Cornyn
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 2,861,531 61.56% Senator John Cornyn
FEC S2TX00106; 24 Nov 14; Tot $12,981,870; Dsb $12,698,841
  Candidate Democratic 1,597,387 34.36% David M. Alameel
Won Runoff, 27 May 2014

FEC S4TX00516; 24 Nov 14; Tot $10,274,822; Dsb $10,241,412
  Candidate Libertarian 133,751 2.88% Rebecca Paddock
FEC S4TX00573
  Candidate Green 54,701 1.18% Emily Marie "Spicybrown" Sanchez
FEC S4TX00557
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 988 0.02% Mohammed Abbajebel Tahiro
FEC S4TX00581
Total 4,648,358 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor James Richard "Rick" Perry
Lt. Gov. Rick Perry became Governor 21 December 2000 when George W. Bush resigned to take the office of President of the United States. First elected to a full term: 2002, re-elected: 2006, 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Chair - 8 July 2013: Announced that he will not run for re-election.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 2,796,547 59.27% Attorney General Greg Abbott
  Candidate Democratic 1,835,596 38.90% state Senator Wendy R. Davis
  Candidate Libertarian 66,543 1.41% Katherine Youngblood "Kathie" Glass
  Candidate Green 18,520 0.39% Brandon Parmer
  Candidate Write-in 1,062 0.02% Sarah M. Pavitt
Total 4,718,268 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - defeated in 27 May 2014 Runoff
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 2,724,493 58.14% state Senator Dan Patrick
  Candidate Democratic 1,813,974 38.71% state Senator Leticia Van de Putte
  Candidate Libertarian 119,833 2.56% Robert D. Butler
  Candidate Green 27,719 0.59% Chandrakantha Courtney
Total 4,686,019 100.00%  

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
24 Republican (22 Renominated, 1 Lost / No longer running, 1 Open);
12 Democratic (12 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 115,084 77.47% Congressman Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert
FEC H4TX04039; 24 Nov 14; Tot $761,649; Dsb $669,875
  Candidate Democratic 33,476 22.53% Shirley Jonetta McKellar
FEC H2TX01062; 24 Nov 14; Tot $31,308; Dsb $31,399
Total 148,560 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Lloyd "Ted" Poe
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 101,936 67.95% Congressman Lloyd "Ted" Poe
FEC H4TX02108; 24 Nov 14; Tot $923,463; Dsb $487,052
  Candidate Democratic 44,462 29.64% Niko Letsos
FEC H4TX02157
  Candidate Libertarian 2,316 1.54% James B. Veasaw
FEC H4TX02173
  Candidate Green 1,312 0.87% Mark Anthony Roberts
FEC H2TX02102
Total 150,026 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election (re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Steve Bartlett): 8 May 1991
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 113,404 82.01% Congressman Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson
FEC H2TX03118; 24 Nov 14; Tot $968,123; Dsb $1,237,927
  Candidate Green 24,876 17.99% Paul Blair
FEC H4TX03098
Total 138,280 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Congressman Ralph Moody Hall
First elected (as a Democrat) 1980; re-elected: 1982 - 2002; filed to run for re-election as a Republican: 2 January 2004. Switched party affiliation to Republican 5 January 2004.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - defeated in 27 May 2014 Runoff
23 December 2013: Indicated that the 2014 campaign will be his last.
4 October 2014: Hospitalized in stable condition after an automobile accident.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) and Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 115,085 100.00% John Lee Ratcliffe
FEC H4TX04153; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,439,009; Dsb $1,331,394
Total 115,085 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 88,998 85.36% Congressman Jeb Hensarling
FEC H2TX05121; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,121,068; Dsb $3,360,169
  Candidate Libertarian 15,264 14.64% Ken Ashby
FEC H8TX05052
Total 104,262 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Joe Linus Barton
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elect: 1984
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 92,334 61.15% Congressman Joe Linus Barton
FEC H4TX06117; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,173,004; Dsb $1,555,715
  Candidate Democratic 55,027 36.44% David Edwin Cozad
FEC H0TX06065; 24 Nov 14; Tot $12,611; Dsb $12,732
  Candidate Libertarian 3,635 2.41% Arlin Hugh "Hugh" Chauvin
FEC H2TX06160; 31 Dec 14; Tot $0; Dsb $350
Total 150,996 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman John Culberson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 90,606 63.26% Congressman John Culberson
FEC H0TX07055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $713,940; Dsb $662,610
  Candidate Democratic 49,478 34.55% James P. Cargas
FEC H2TX07036; 24 Nov 14; Tot $72,868; Dsb $73,917
  Candidate Libertarian 3,135 2.19% Gerald Fowler
FEC H4TX07073
Total 143,219 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kevin Patrick Brady
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 125,066 89.32% Congressman Kevin Patrick Brady
FEC H6TX08100; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,497,302; Dsb $2,072,926
  Candidate Libertarian 14,947 10.68% Ken Petty
FEC H4TX08105
Total 140,013 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Alexander "Al" Green
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 78,109 90.82% Congressman Alexander "Al" Green
FEC H4TX09095; 24 Nov 14; Tot $520,421; Dsb $462,164
  Candidate Libertarian 7,894 9.18% Johnny Johnson
FEC H4TX09129
Total 86,003 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 109,726 62.18% Congressman Michael T. McCaul
FEC H4TX10093; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,616,516; Dsb $1,525,874
  Candidate Democratic 60,243 34.14% Tawana Walter-Cadien
aka Tawana W. Cadien

FEC H2TX10113; 24 Nov 14; Tot $9,270; Dsb $9,314
  Candidate Libertarian 6,491 3.68% Bill Kelsey
FEC H4TX10184
Total 176,460 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 107,939 90.27% Congressman K. Michael "Mike" Conaway
FEC H4TX19136; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,995,540; Dsb $1,514,605
  Candidate Libertarian 11,635 9.73% Ryan T. Lange
FEC H4TX11034
Total 119,574 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kay N. Granger
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 113,186 71.31% Congressman Kay N. Granger
FEC H6TX12060; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,313,342; Dsb $1,240,038
  Candidate Democratic 41,757 26.31% Mark Greene
FEC H0TX12147; 24 Nov 14; Tot $80,177; Dsb $80,204
  Candidate Libertarian 3,787 2.39% Ed Colliver
FEC H4TX12032
Total 158,730 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 110,842 84.32% Congressman William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry
FEC H4TX13014; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,555,569; Dsb $1,630,129
  Candidate Democratic 16,822 12.80% Michael Gene "Mike" Minter
FEC H4TX13063
  Candidate Libertarian 2,863 2.18% Emily Pivoda
FEC H4TX13071
  Candidate Green 924 0.70% Don Cook
FEC H2TX22126
Total 131,451 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Randy Weber
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 90,116 61.85% Congressman Randy Weber
FEC H2TX14149; 24 Nov 14; Tot $818,175; Dsb $520,062
  Candidate Democratic 52,545 36.06% Donald Glenn "Don" Brown, Jr.
FEC H4TX14079; 15 Oct 14; Tot $27,993; Dsb $29,083
  Candidate Libertarian 3,037 2.08% John Wieder
FEC H8TX22180; 05 Dec 14; Tot $501; Dsb $500
Total 145,698 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Rubén E. Hinojosa
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 48,708 54.01% Congressman Rubén E. Hinojosa
FEC H6TX15055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $496,728; Dsb $451,571
  Candidate Republican 39,016 43.26% Eddie Zamora
FEC H6TX15113; 24 Nov 14; Tot $124,872; Dsb $129,150
  Candidate Libertarian 2,460 2.73% Johnny Ray Partain
FEC H2TX15088
Total 90,184 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 49,338 67.49% Congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke
FEC H2TX16185; 24 Nov 14; Tot $503,240; Dsb $395,464
  Candidate Republican 21,324 29.17% Corey Dean Roen
FEC H2TX16201
  Candidate Libertarian 2,443 3.34% Jaime O. Perez
FEC H4TX16082
Total 73,105 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman William "Bill" Flores
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 85,807 64.58% Congressman William "Bill" Flores
FEC H0TX17104; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,490,142; Dsb $1,349,223
  Candidate Democratic 43,049 32.40% Nicholas Owen "Nick" Haynes
FEC H4TX17098
  Candidate Libertarian 4,009 3.02% Shawn Michael Hamilton
FEC H4TX17106
Total 132,865 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 76,097 71.78% Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee
FEC H4TX18054; 24 Nov 14; Tot $431,161; Dsb $380,797
  Candidate Republican 26,249 24.76% Sean Eric Lee Seibert
FEC H2TX18140; 12 Dec 14; Tot $3,738; Dsb $7,669
  Candidate Independent 2,362 2.23% Vince Duncan
FEC H4TX18112
  Candidate Green 1,302 1.23% Remington Alessi
FEC H4TX18096
Total 106,010 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Randy Neugebauer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election: 3 June 2003
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 90,160 77.18% Congressman Randy Neugebauer
FEC H4TX19102; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,658,760; Dsb $1,830,077
  Candidate Democratic 21,458 18.37% James Neal "Neal" Marchbanks
FEC H4TX19276; 24 Nov 14; Tot $73,208; Dsb $57,385
  Candidate Libertarian 5,146 4.41% Richard "Chip" Peterson
FEC H4TX19235
  Candidate Write-in 54 0.05% Donald L. Vance
FEC H4TX19292
Total 116,818 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 66,554 75.66% Congressman Joaquin Castro
FEC H2TX35011; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,290,234; Dsb $1,146,735
  Candidate Libertarian 21,410 24.34% Jeffrey C. Blunt
FEC H8TX21125
Total 87,964 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Lamar Seeligson Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1986
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 135,660 71.78% Congressman Lamar Seeligson Smith
FEC H6TX21012; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,452,099; Dsb $1,519,021
  Candidate Green 27,831 14.73% Antonio Diaz
FEC H2TX20062
  Candidate Libertarian 25,505 13.49% Ryan Shields
FEC H4TX21090
Total 188,996 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 100,861 66.55% Congressman Peter Graham "Pete" Olson
FEC H8TX22107; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,473,477; Dsb $1,251,186
  Candidate Democratic 47,844 31.57% Frank "Chip" Briscoe, Jr.
FEC H4TX22171
  Candidate Libertarian 2,861 1.89% Rob Lapham
FEC H4TX22189
Total 151,566 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Pete P. Gallego
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 57,459 49.78% William "Will" Hurd
FEC H0TX23086; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,456,867; Dsb $1,386,490
  Candidate Democratic 55,037 47.68% Congressman Pete P. Gallego
FEC H2TX23124; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,667,133; Dsb $2,639,402
  Candidate Libertarian 2,933 2.54% Ruben Corvalan
FEC H4TX23088
Total 115,429 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 93,712 65.04% Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant
FEC H4TX24094; 24 Nov 14; Tot $795,912; Dsb $378,813
  Candidate Democratic 46,548 32.31% Patrick Fabian McGehearty
FEC H2TX24114; 24 Nov 14; Tot $10,001; Dsb $9,517
  Candidate Libertarian 3,813 2.65% Mike Kolls
FEC H4TX24151
Total 144,073 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Roger Williams
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 107,120 60.22% Congressman Roger Williams
FEC H2TX33040; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,901,499; Dsb $1,479,718
  Candidate Democratic 64,463 36.24% Marco Montoya
FEC H8TX20127; 31 Dec 14; Tot $32,801; Dsb $25,126
  Candidate Libertarian 6,300 3.54% John Betz
FEC H4TX25174
Total 177,883 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Michael C. Burgess
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 116,944 82.66% Congressman Michael C. Burgess
FEC H2TX26093; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,177,443; Dsb $1,033,881
  Candidate Libertarian 24,526 17.34% Mark Boler
FEC H0TX26105
Total 141,470 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 83,342 63.60% Congressman Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold
FEC H0TX27061; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,124,633; Dsb $1,004,249
  Candidate Democratic 44,152 33.69% Wesley Craig Reed
FEC H4TX27055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $301,003; Dsb $285,928
  Candidate Libertarian 3,553 2.71% Roxanne Simonson
FEC H4TX27063
Total 131,047 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 28
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Henry R. Cuellar
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 62,508 82.10% Congressman Henry R. Cuellar
FEC H2TX23082; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,507,660; Dsb $843,824
  Candidate Libertarian 10,153 13.34% William "Will" Aikens
FEC H4TX28079
  Candidate Green 3,475 4.56% Michael Dwain Cary
FEC H4TX28061
Total 76,136 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 29
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 41,321 89.55% Congressman Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green
FEC H2TX29030; 24 Nov 14; Tot $998,986; Dsb $660,975
  Candidate Libertarian 4,822 10.45% James Stanczak
FEC H2TX29105
Total 46,143 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 30
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 93,041 87.95% Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson
FEC H2TX00015; 24 Nov 14; Tot $560,056; Dsb $535,885
  Candidate Libertarian 7,154 6.76% Max W. Koch, III
FEC H4TX30034
  Candidate Independent 5,598 5.29% Eric LeMonte Williams
FEC H4TX30059
Total 105,793 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 31
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman John Rice Carter
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 91,607 64.05% Congressman John Rice Carter
FEC H2TX31044; 24 Nov 14; Tot $992,445; Dsb $837,959
  Candidate Democratic 45,715 31.96% Louie Minor, Jr.
FEC H4TX31040; 15 Oct 14; Tot $67,742; Dsb $67,649
  Candidate Libertarian 5,706 3.99% Scott J. Ballard
FEC H2TX11095
Total 143,028 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 32
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Pete Sessions
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 96,495 61.82% Congressman Pete Sessions
FEC H2TX03126; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,555,056; Dsb $2,899,486
  Candidate Democratic 55,325 35.44% Frank Anthony Perez
FEC H4TX32030; 24 Nov 14; Tot $10,215; Dsb $8,213
  Candidate Libertarian 4,276 2.74% Edward "Ed" Rankin
FEC H2TX30103
Total 156,096 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 33
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Marc Allison Veasey
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - in 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 43,769 86.51% Congressman Marc Allison Veasey
FEC H2TX33073; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,406,491; Dsb $1,200,352
  Candidate Libertarian 6,823 13.49% Jason Reeves
FEC H4TX33020
Total 50,592 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 34
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Filemon B. Vela
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 47,503 59.47% Congressman Filemon B. Vela
FEC H2TX27190; 24 Nov 14; Tot $820,379; Dsb $850,188
  Candidate Republican 30,811 38.57% Larry Stanley Smith
FEC H4TX34010; 24 Nov 14; Tot $123,850; Dsb $121,836
  Candidate Libertarian 1,563 1.96% Ryan Edward Rowley
FEC H8TX22149
Total 79,877 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 35
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 4 March 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 60,124 62.48% Congressman Lloyd Alton Doggett, II
FEC H4TX10028; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,027,317; Dsb $509,812
  Candidate Republican 32,040 33.30% former Mayor of San Marcos Susan Narvaiz
FEC H2TX35029; 24 Nov 14; Tot $242,732; Dsb $242,897
  Candidate Libertarian 2,767 2.88% Cory W. Bruner
FEC H0TX25107
  Candidate Green 1,294 1.34% Kat Swift
FEC H4TX35017
Total 96,225 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 36
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Steve Stockman
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Ran for but did not receive his party's nomination for the the Class 2 Senate Seat.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 101,663 75.96% former Woodville Mayor Brian Babin
FEC H6TX02079; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,116,014; Dsb $912,389
  Candidate Democratic 29,543 22.07% Michael Kenneth Cole, Jr.
Ran as a Libertarian in 2012.

FEC H2TX36134; 15 Oct 14; Tot $19,214; Dsb $16,651
  Candidate Libertarian 1,951 1.46% Rodney Veach
FEC H4TX36080
  Candidate Green 685 0.51% Hal J. Ridley, Jr.
FEC H4TX08055
Total 133,842 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 14 July 2013: Running for Governor in 2014.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 2,743,473 58.82% state Senator Ken Paxton
  Candidate Democratic 1,773,250 38.02% Sam Houston
  Candidate Libertarian 118,197 2.53% Jamie "The Dude" Balagia
  Candidate Green 29,591 0.63% Jamar Osborne
Total 4,664,511 100.00%  

Comptroller of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs
First elected: 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 29 May 2013: "I announce today I will not be seeking elective office in 2014."
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 2,698,682 58.38% state Senator Glenn Hegar
  Candidate Democratic 1,742,250 37.69% Mike Collier
  Candidate Libertarian 136,884 2.96% Ben Sanders
  Candidate Green 44,985 0.97% Deb Shafto
Total 4,622,801 100.00%  

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples
First elected: 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 9 August 2011: Running for Lieutenant Governor in 2014.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 2,699,508 58.60% former state Representative Sid Miller
  Candidate Democratic 1,697,227 36.84% Jim Hogan
  Candidate Libertarian 132,518 2.88% Davie "Rocky" Palmquist
  Candidate Green 77,557 1.68% Kenneth Kendrick
Total 4,606,810 100.00%  

Commissioner of General Land Office  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 14 January 2011: "I am today announcing my interest in seeking the office of Lt. Governor because I am eager to find new ways to put my experience and passion to work for the people of Texas."
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 2,827,584 60.68% George P. Bush
  Candidate Democratic 1,645,828 35.32% former El Paso Mayor John F. Cook
  Candidate Libertarian 126,422 2.71% Justin Knight
  Candidate Green 60,116 1.29% Valerie Alessi
Total 4,659,950 100.00%  

Railroad Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2016

  Republican Railroad Commissioner David J. Porter
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Railroad Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2018

  Republican Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Railroad Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Railroad Commissioner Barry T. Smitherman
Appointed by Governor Rick Perry: 8 July 2011; first elected in a special election: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 24 June 2013: Ran for Attorney General but lost his party's nomination for Attorney General.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 2,691,417 58.34% Ryan Sitton
  Candidate Democratic 1,682,796 36.48% Stephen "Steve" Brown
  Candidate Libertarian 145,381 3.15% Mark A. Miller
  Candidate Green 93,813 2.03% Martina Salinas
Total 4,613,407 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 37 candidates
  Republican: 35 incumbents, 39 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 16 candidates
  Libertarian: 40 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 3 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

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"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

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When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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