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Texas Statewide Political Races

The races listed on this page cover ALL of Texas. If you live in Texas, you can vote in these political races.
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Republican Primary | Democratic Primary

March 4, 2014 Primary Elections

Following are the results of the Texas-wide races on the ballot for the March 4, 2014 Primary Elections. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Not all races will appear on all ballots. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Harris County Elections Office website.

(i) denotes incumbent.
W denotes Winner
R denotes Runoff. The Runoff Elections will be held on May 27, 2014. Early Voting will begin May 19.

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Republican Primary
US Senator
Curt Cleaver
Ken Cope
John Cornyn (i) W
Chris Mapp
Reid Reasor
Steve Stockman
Dwayne Stovall
Linda Vega

Greg Abbott W
Lisa Fritsch
SECEDE Kilgore
Miriam Martinez

Lieutenant Governor
David Dewhurst (i) R
Jerry Patterson
Dan Patrick R
Todd Staples
Attorney General
Dan Branch R
Ken Paxton R
Barry Smitherman
Comptroller of Public Accounts

Glenn Hegar R
Harvey Hilderbran R
Debra Medina
Raul Torres

Commissioner of the General Land Office

George P Bush W
David Watts

Commissioner of Agriculture
J Allen Carnes
Joe Cotten
Tommy Merritt R
Sid Miller R
Eric Opiela
Railroad Commissioner

Becky Berger
Malachi Boyuls
Wayne Christian R
Ryan Sitton R

Chief Justice, Supreme Court

Nathan Hecht (i) W
Robert Talton

Justice, Supreme Court Place 6

Jeff Brown (i) W
Joe Pool

Justice, Supreme Court Place 7

Jeff Boyd (i) W

Justice, Supreme Court Place 8

Phil Johnson (i) W
Sharon McCally

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3

Bert Richardson W
Barbara Walther

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4

Richard Dean Davis
Jani Jo Wood
Kevin Patrick Yeary W

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9

WC “Bud” Kirkendall
David Newell W

Proposition 1: Religious Freedom In Favor
Texans should be free to express their religious beliefs, including prayer, in public places.
Proposition 2: Second Amendment In Favor
Texas should support Second Amendment liberties by expanding locations where concealed handgun license-holders may legally carry.
Proposition 3: Franchise Tax In Favor
Texas should abolish the state franchise tax, also known as the margins tax, to encourage business growth.
Proposition 4: Welfare Reform In Favor
Texas recipients of taxpayer-funded public assistance should be subject to random drug testing as a condition of receiving benefits.
Proposition 5: No Lawmaker Exceptions In Favor
All elected officials and their staff should be subject to the same laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances as their constituents.
Proposition 6: Obamacare In Favor
The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare", should be repealed.
For additional races on this ballot, visit our Local Races page and click on your county.

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Democratic Primary
US Senator
David M Alameel R
Michael "Fjet" Fjetland
Harry Kim
Kesha Rogers R
Maxey Marie Scherr

Wendy R Davis W
Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal

Lieutenant Governor
Leticia Van de Putte W
Attorney General
Sam Houston W
Comptroller of Public Accounts

Mike Collier W

Commissioner of the General Land Office

John Cook W

Commissioner of Agriculture
Hugh Asa Fitzsimons III
Richard "Kinky" Friedman R
Jim Hogan R
Railroad Commissioner

Steve Brown W
Dale Henry

Chief Justice, Supreme Court

William Moody W

Justice, Supreme Court Place 6

Lawrence Edward Meyers W

Justice, Supreme Court Place 7

Gina Benavides W

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3

John Granberg W

Referendum 1: On Immigration Reform In Favor
The United States Congress must pass immigration reform; including an earned path to citizenship for those individuals contributing to the economy and the dependents of those individuals.
Referendum 2: A Living Wage For All Texans In Favor
Congress should pass legislation raising the federal minimum wage to at least 110% of the federal poverty level for a family of four without exception.
Referendum 3: Medicaid Expansion In Favor
The Governor and the Texas Legislature should accept federal funds; as provided in the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010; for the expansion of Medicaid to provide coverage to millions of uninsured and underinsured Texans.
Referendum 4: On Non-Discrimination Legislation In Favor
The Congress and the Texas Legislature should adopt legislation that expands protections against discriminations in employment, housing, and public accommodations based upon sexual orientation and gender identity.
For additional races on this ballot, visit our Local Races page and click on your county.


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