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🚨Huge GOP victory in TX #HD28🚨

National Dems called it a “bellweather” and went all-in, spent $1M+

Props to @RSLC and the hundreds of @GOP volunteers who did 18,364 calls and 11,732 doors in final days.
2020 Dems like Biden, Warren, Bloomberg, Beto, Castro all got involved.

Biden even said: “This will set the tone for the entire general election in 2020.”
Beto O’Rourke called #HD28 “the single most important election taking place in the United States right now,” and a Dem win would “define...what is possible on a larger scale throughout Texas”
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1/ Today is the special election runoff for Texas House District 28, a battleground race that's gotten lots of attention (and money) from national Democrats.

Here's what you need to know about it. bit.ly/2O7A2ut
2/ This is a special election to fill the seat of former Republican Rep. John Zerwas, who won reelection in 2018 by 8 percentage points while @betoorourke lost the suburban Houston district by 3. bit.ly/2O7A2ut
@BetoORourke 3/ Why does this matter?

In addition to holding on to the 12 seats Democrats flipped in 2018, the party only needs to pick up nine in 2020 to win control of the Texas House. #tx2020 #txlege bit.ly/2vvxsbd
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Texas Elections Thread #txlege #tx2019
On the ballot tonight: 3 special elections for the State Legislature, the Houston mayor's race, and 10 statewide constitutional amendments. Also a ton of municipal elections (both candidate and initiative).
Of the 3 State Legislative seats on the ballot in Texas tonight, 2 are safe D seats (Dallas and Houston) and the third is a formerly solid R seat that was narrowed to 4 points in the 2018 election (Fort Bend county, a Houston suburb). #txlege #tx2019
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THREAD on races to watch & how to roughly interpret tonight's results:

1. Dems are having a bad/terrible night if they: lose #KYGOV, #MSGOV, fail to take over the VA House of Dels. and only muster a 20-20 tie in VA Senate by picking up #SD13

(unlikely)
2. Dems having a weaker-than-expected night if they:

Lose #KYGOV & #MSGOV

Win VA Senate 21-19 by adding: #SD10 (Sturtevant)

Win VA House of Dels. 51-49 by flipping #HD91 OPEN (Helsel), #HD94 (Yancey) but nothing else
3. Dems having a good (but not terrific) night if they:

Lose #KYGOV & #MSGov

Win VA Senate 23-17 by adding: #SD07 OPEN (Wagner), #SD12 (Dunnavant)

Win VA House of Dels. 53-47 by adding: #HD42 (Hugo), #HD76 (Jones)
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A high point of my time on Twitter has doing my #overlookedelectionstakes thread, after the 2018 midterms: stuff that's way under the radar, but so crucial. Tomorrow is Election Day 2019 , and all but a handful of elections are way too neglected. Time for a preview. New thread.
In 2018, Navajos won a majority of seats on the county commission of Native-majority San Juan County, Utah, for the 1st time, after a legal fight to make that possible. So white residents want to change local government again. Organized a referendum. #overlookedelectionstakes
Corey Stewart (the neo-Confederate GOPer in #VASen in 2018) has long been chair of board of Prince William Co. It's a large, blue-leaning county in NoVa, but Stewart has kept it closely tied to ICE, among other policies. He's retiring. Can Dems pick-up? #overlookedelectionstakes
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hey #Virginia residents

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want help getting them noticed?

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let's get them some support to #FlipTheseSeats

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Ella Webster, MD @Ella4the98th

Dem candidate for #Virginia 98th House of Delegates
#MiddlePeninsula

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Tim Hickey @TimHickeyVA

Dem candidate for VA HoD 59th district
#Albemarle

Tim was an attorney and is now a public school educator

#educators are never to be undervalued - they teach our futures

timhickeyfordelegate.com
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