2022 Texas Primary Live Results


Election Date March 1, 2022
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Polls Close 8:00 PM Eastern Time, except 9:00 PM Eastern for West Texas areas observing Mountain Time
On this Page Primary results for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, U.S. House, State Legislature
Where no candidate gets a majority of the vote, the top two finishers will have a runoff on May 24
Analysis Split Ticket - The Texas Primary Watchlist
Texas Tribune - Five Questions the Texas Primary will Answer
FiveThirtyEight - Watch the Texas Primaries Like a Pro
NY Times - Texas is a Sneak Peek at the Country's Midterm Battles
Runoffs Results Here


Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is seeking a third four-year term. He is being challenged from the right, but is expected to be renominated. Beto O'Rourke is the favorite in the Democratic primary. Polling shows both Abbott and O'Rourke above the 50% needed to avoid a runoff.

Lieutenant Governor

The office is elected separately from governor in Texas. Dan Patrick (R) is seeking his third term.

Attorney General

Attorney General: Ken Paxton (R) is seeking a third term. Facing ongoing legal issues, he has drawn several high-profile challengers. If polling proves accurate, Paxton is likely to finish first, but fall short of the 50% needed to win outright.

U.S. House

These primaries are the first to be conducted using redistricted congressional boundaries. The table below highlights some notable races, followed by results for each of them.

Below that are party-specific tables with results for each of the state's 38 congressional districts. Note that there are a few districts that Democrats are not contesting.

District Party Comments
1 R Safe GOP district. Incumbent Louie Gohmert not running; primary winner almost certain to be elected in November.
3 R Rep. Van Taylor is facing blowback in this conservative district for supporting the Jan. 6 commission. His top rival is former Collin County Judge Keith Self. A runoff between these two is possible. 
8 R Safe GOP district. Incumbent Kevin Brady not running; primary winner almost certain to be elected in November. Frontrunners in a large field are Christian Collins and Morgan Luttrell. 
15 Both Open after redistricting, this is one of the few competitive general election districts in the state. For the Republicans, 2020 nominee Monica De La Cruz is among the field of nine; six are competing for the Democratic nomination.
23 D Flipped by the GOP in 2020 and made modestly stronger for the party after redistricting, this is a borderline competitive district in November. Two are competing for the Democratic nomination.
28 Both Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) appears to be the only threatened Democratic incumbent. The subject of an FBI investigation, he faces a challenge from the left in attorney Jessica Cisneros. It is a rematch of the 2020 primary, where Cuellar prevailed by less than 4%. The general election looks competitive, which makes the GOP primary also worth watching. 
30 D Safe Democratic district. Incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson is retiring; primary winner almost certain to be elected in November.
34 R Democratic Rep. Vincente Gonzales moved from the neighboring 15th to this district more favorable for his reelection prospects. However, a GOP upset is not out of the question here if the party can make additional gains with Latino voters in South Texas. Four are seeking the Republican nomination.
35 D Open after redistricting, the winner of the Democratic primary is almost certain to be elected in November. 
38 R One of two new districts in the state, the Republican nominee will be heavily favored in the fall. Wesley Hunt has been endorsed by the national party. His strongest challenger, in a large field, appears to be Mark Ramsey. 

State Senate

Republicans hold an 18-13 edge in the Texas State Senate. Members serve four-year terms, except two years for the election preceding a redistricting, as was the case for elections held in 2020.

State House

Republicans hold an 85-63 edge in the Texas House. There are two vacancies. Members serve two-year terms.

U.S. Senate

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