Little local interest in state runoff elections


There was little local and statewide interest in the runoff elections held last week.
Both Republican and Democratic parties saw less than two percent of the registered voters cast votes.
In DeWitt County the voters disagreed with the majority of the state on two candidates.
Republican Runoff
Statewide for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick defeated David Dewhurst receiving 488,150 votes or 65 percent to Dewhurst’s 262,303 or 35 percent. In DeWitt Dewhurst received 228 and Patrick received 436.
In the Attorney General race Ken Paxton received 406,502 or 64 percent to Dan Branch’s 266,786 or 37 percent. In DeWitt Paxton received 432 and Branch received 223.
For Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller received 362,882 or 53 percent to Tommy Merritt’s 320,615 or 475. In DeWitt Merritt received 389 and Miller received 245.
For Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton received 398,946 or 57 percent and Wayne Christian received 297,875 or 43 percent. Locally Sitton received 415 to Christian’s 226.
Democratic Runoff
In the race for U.S. Senator David M. Alameel received 145,052 or 72 percent while Kesha Rogers received 55,956 or 28 percent. In DeWitt Alameel received 43 votes to Rogers’ 21.
For Commissioner of Agriculture Jim Hogan received 105,768 or 54 percent while Richard “Kinky” Friedman received 91,166 or 46 percent. In DeWitt County Friedman received 40 and Hogan received 24.
Winners in these runoff elections will face election in November during the general election.
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