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Thursday 18 October 2018

Democrats and female candidates score big in Texas primaries

Energised and angry Democrat voters came out in force to surpass one million on Tuesday – a level not achieved in a mid-term primary since 2002.

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By Will Weissert and Paul J Weber, Associated Press

Women running for Congress surged to big wins and Democrats smashed recent turnout levels in Texas’s first-in-the-nation 2018 primary elections.

The results left Republicans on Wednesday with a potential glimpse of what might be to come in the first mid-terms under President Donald Trump.

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Energised and angry Democrat voters in Texas came out in force to surpass one million on Tuesday – a level not achieved in a mid-term primary since 2002.

Equally striking was the showing by women on the ballot. Of the nearly 50 women running for Congress in Texas, more than half won their primaries outright or advanced to May run-offs.

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At least three of those run-offs will feature women going head to head, including a key race for Democrats in their bid to take control of Congress.

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