Mike Toomey Lobbyist News: Texas 2012 Election Results. Cruz wins Senate.
The following is a digest of a story originally published at the Washington Post. The Texas Lobby Group is posting this summary as a public service for all citizens of Texas, Texas lobbyists and politicians, government officials and consultants, and all other interested parties.
Taking a look at the results of Texas votes in this year’s election, we can observe how the lone star state voted for Federal Senate and House seats. The Presidential race in Texas was clearly in Mitt Romney’s favor, following in conservative Texas tradition. Known for it’s conservativism, Texas has voted consistently Republican in the last nine presidential elections. The Associated Press reports that President Barack Obama received 41% of the Texas popular vote for President, while Mitt Romney won 57%. All around the country, it was a tight presidential race. Many swing states, including Florida, Colorado, and Ohio couldn’t be called until all the votes were turned in.
“Of the 36 House races in Texas, 24 went to Republicans and 12 to Democrats. In two hotly contested races, state Rep. Pete Gallego (D) beat out freshman Rep. Francisco R. Canseco (R) for the 23rd District, while state Rep. Randy Weber (R) bested former congressman Nick Lampson (D) for the 14th District seat. Weber will succeed GOP Rep. Ron Paul, who retired from Congress have eight terms in the House.” For the Senate seat, Republican Ted Cruz won against Democrat Paul Sadler. Texas trends in conservative votes. As a state that values hard work and rugged individualism, it definitely showcases this in it’s voting results. Texas voters have shown again this year that the Republican party is presently in line with their goals for the country, at least with the majority of voters.
The Texas Secretary of State website lists incredibly detailed early voting information. Listed by date, percentage, and county, you can get a solid look at many of the larger counties voter turnouts. It’s remarkable how many people there are, and it paints a vivid image of politics in Texas looking at how it’s citizens vote. “In person” and “By Mail” votes are both listed and counted. Trends can be seen, and it’s easy for Texans to speculate on why they might be there.
Texas Secretary of State Early Voting Results Link: