Trump Celebrates Huge Win in Texas: ‘Unprecedented Start to the Midterms’

President Donald Trump is celebrating after a big night in the Texas elections, marking a historic start to the midterm elections.

All the candidates that Trump endorsed either stormed to victory or are firmly in the lead in their respective races.

“Big night in Texas!” Trump said.

“All 33 candidates that were Trump endorsed have either won their primary election or are substantially leading in the case of a runoff.

“Governor Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick have won in a landslide.

“Thank you, and congratulations to all!” he added.

“All 33 Trump-endorsed candidates won last night in Texas, or are substantially leading.

“Big night! How will the Fake News make it look bad?”

“After incredible success with President Trump’s endorsements up and down the ballot last year, all 33 of President Trump’s endorsed candidates came in first tonight – an unprecedented start to the 2022 midterms,” President Trump’s former White House Political Director Brian Jack told Breitbart.

From NPR:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday staved off Republican primary challenges from far-right opponents, according to a race call from The Associated Press, setting up a closely watched general election clash against Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke.

Abbott handily trounced the field of fellow Republicans, topping the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff.

His opponents included former Texas Republican Party Chair Allen West and businessman Don Huffines — both of whom had sought to position themselves as the more conservative alternative to Abbott.

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From 538:

The Attorney General race: We mentioned this last night, but embattled incumbent Ken Paxton is officially headed to a runoff against Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

Per the New York Times, with more than 95 percent of the vote reported, Paxton got 42.7 percent of the vote versus Bush’s 22.8 percent.

In a radio interview this morning, though, Paxton assured his base that “if conservatives unite … we can end the Bush dynasty.”

The Lieutenant Governor Race: Incumbent Dan Patrick easily sailed through the Republican primary last night — earning about 76 percent of the vote. But it looks like Democrats Mike Collier and Michelle Beckley are headed to a runoff this May to see who will challenge the Republican in November.

The Land Commissioner Race: In the one open statewide seat, state Sen. Dawn Buckingham, who had the backing of Trump, received the most votes in her bid for the GOP nomination for land commissioner.

Unfortunately for her, though, she didn’t earn over 50 percent of the vote, which means she’ll go to a runoff against Tim Westley, a pastor, and former congressional candidate.

There will also be a runoff on the Democratic side between conservationist Jay Kleberg and Sandragrace Martinez.

The 28th District: Overnight, the New York Times announced that incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar and Jessica Cisneros are officially headed to a runoff.

With over 95 percent of the vote reported, Cuellar has a small edge at 48.5 percent, while Cisneros trails closely behind him at 46.8 percent.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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