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Elections 2020

State Facts

Capitol: Austin
Nickname: Lone Star State
Bird: Mockingbird
Motto: Friendship

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama: 41.4%
Mitt Romney: 57.2%

2008

Barack Obama: 43.8%
John McCain: 55.5%

2004

John Kerry: 38.3%
George Bush: 61.2%

2000

Al Gore: 38.0%
Ralph Nader: 2.2%
George Bush: 59.3%

1996

Bill Clinton: 43.9%
Ross Perot: 6.8%
Bob Dole: 48.8%

1992

Bill Clinton: 37.1%
Ross Perot: 22.0%
George Bush: 40.6%

1988

Michael Dukakis: 43.4%
George Bush: 56.0%

Previous Election Results, other races

2014 Senate Primary Runoff

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Alameel Democratic 145,227 72.2%
Kesha Rogers Democratic 56,056 27.8%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Alameel Democratic 239,914 47.0%
Fjet Fjetland Democratic 24,383 4.8%
Harry Kim Democratic 45,207 8.9%
Kesha Rogers Democratic 110,146 21.6%
Maxey Scherr Democratic 90,359 17.7%

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Wendy Davis Democratic 432,595 78.1%
Ray Madrigal Democratic 121,419 21.9%

2014 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Alameel Democratic 1,597,387 34.4%
Rebecca Paddock Libertarian 133,751 2.9%
John Cornyn Republican 2,861,531 61.6%

2014 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Wendy Davis Democratic 1,835,596 38.9%
Greg Abbott Republican 2,796,547 59.3%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ken Cope Republican 34,409 2.6%
John Cornyn Republican 781,259 59.4%
Steve Stockman Republican 251,577 19.1%
Dwayne Stovall Republican 140,794 10.7%
Linda Vega Republican 50,057 3.8%

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Greg Abbott Republican 1,224,014 91.5%
Lisa Fritsch Republican 59,221 4.4%
Miriam Martinez Republican 35,585 2.7%

2012 Senate Primary Runoff

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Sadler Democratic 148,940 63.0%
Grady Yarbrough Democratic 87,365 37.0%

2012 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Addie Allen Democratic 113,935 22.9%
Sean Hubbard Democratic 80,034 16.1%
Paul Sadler Democratic 174,772 35.1%
Grady Yarbrough Democratic 128,746 25.9%

2012 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Sadler Democratic 3,194,927 40.6%
John Myers Libertarian 162,354 2.1%
Ted Cruz Republican 4,440,133 56.5%

2012 Senate Primary Runoff

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Cruz Republican 631,812 56.8%
David Dewhurst Republican 480,126 43.2%

2012 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Cruz Republican 480,558 34.2%
David Dewhurst Republican 627,731 44.6%
Craig James Republican 50,569 3.6%
Tom Leppert Republican 187,900 13.4%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Alma Aguado Democratic 19,273 2.8%
Felix Alvarado Democratic 33,714 5.0%
Farouk Shami Democratic 87,411 12.8%
Bill White Democratic 517,487 76.0%

2010 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill White Democratic 2,106,856 42.4%
Kathie Glass Libertarian 109,241 2.2%
Rick Perry Republican 2,738,130 55.1%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican 450,087 30.3%
Debra Medina Republican 275,159 18.5%
Rick Perry Republican 759,296 51.1%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gene Kelly Democratic 584,966 26.9%
Ray McMurrey Democratic 269,402 12.4%
Richard Noriega Democratic 1,110,579 51.0%
Rhett Smith Democratic 212,305 9.8%

2008 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Noriega Democratic 3,389,365 42.8%
Yvonne Schick Libertarian 185,241 2.3%
John Cornyn Republican 4,337,469 54.8%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Cornyn Republican 997,216 81.5%
Larry Kilgore Republican 226,649 18.5%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Darrel Hunter Democratic 93,609 18.7%
Gene Kelly Democratic 191,400 38.2%
Barbara Radnofsky Democratic 215,776 43.1%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chris Bell Democratic 324,869 63.9%
Bob Gammage Democratic 145,081 28.5%
Rashad Jafer Democratic 38,652 7.6%

2006 Senate Primary Runoff

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gene Kelly Democratic 82,589 39.8%
Barbara Radnofsky Democratic 124,663 60.2%

2006 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chris Bell Democratic 1,310,337 29.8%
Kinky Friedman Independent 547,674 12.5%
Carole Strayhorn Independent 796,851 18.1%
Rick Perry Republican 1,716,792 39.0%

2006 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Radnofsky Democratic 1,555,202 36.0%
Scott Jameson Libertarian 97,672 2.3%
Kay Hutchison Republican 2,661,789 61.7%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kay Hutchison Republican 627,163 100.0%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Larry Kilgore Republican 50,649 7.7%
Star Locke Republican 23,267 3.5%
Rick Perry Republican 557,426 84.2%
Rhett Smith Republican 30,570 4.6%

2002 Senate Primary Runoff

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Kirk Democratic 370,878 59.8%
Victor Morales Democratic 249,423 40.2%

2002 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ken Bentsen Democratic 255,501 26.8%
Ed Cunningham Democratic 22,016 2.3%
Gene Kelly Democratic 44,038 4.6%
Ron Kirk Democratic 316,052 33.1%
Victor Morales Democratic 317,048 33.2%

2002 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Lyon Democratic 43,011 4.3%
Dan Morales Democratic 330,873 33.0%
Tony Sanchez Democratic 609,383 60.7%
John Worldpeace Democratic 20,121 2.0%

2002 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tony Sanchez Democratic 1,819,798 40.0%
Rick Perry Republican 2,632,591 57.8%

2002 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Kirk Democratic 1,955,758 43.3%
John Cornyn Republican 2,496,243 55.3%

2002 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Cornyn Republican 478,825 77.3%
Lawrence Cranberg Republican 17,757 2.9%
Douglas Deffenbaugh Republican 43,611 7.0%
Bruce Lang Republican 46,907 7.6%
Dudley Mooney Republican 32,202 5.2%

2000 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
H. Gerald Bintliff Democratic 33,979 5.5%
Don Clark Democratic 139,243 22.5%
Charles Gandy Democratic 140,636 22.8%
Gene Kelly Democratic 220,531 35.7%
Bobby Wightman Democratic 83,643 13.5%

2000 Senate Primary Runoff

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charles Gandy Democratic 101,984 41.6%
Gene Kelly Democratic 143,366 58.4%

2000 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gene Kelly Democratic 2,030,315 32.3%
Kay Hutchison Republican 4,082,091 65.0%

1998 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Garry Mauro Democratic 1,165,592 31.2%
George Bush Republican 2,550,821 68.3%

1998 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Bush Republican 576,528 96.6%
R.C. Crawford Republican 20,311 3.4%

1996 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Bryant Democratic 267,545 30.0%
Jim Chapman Democratic 239,427 26.9%
Victor Morales Democratic 322,218 36.2%
John Odam Democratic 61,433 6.9%

1996 Senate Primary Runoff

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Bryant Democratic 235,281 48.8%
Victor Morales Democratic 246,614 51.2%

1996 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Victor Morales Democratic 2,428,776 43.9%
Phil Gramm Republican 3,027,680 54.8%

1996 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Phil Gramm Republican 838,339 85.0%
Henry Grover Republican 72,400 7.3%
David Young Republican 75,463 7.7%