Texas 30th Congressional District Primary Election Results

Democratic Primary

Runoff

Jasmine Crockett and Jane Hamilton have advanced to a runoff.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated Mar 17, 2022
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jasmine Crockett
26,786 +48.5% 48.5%
Jane Hamilton
9,434 +17.1% 17.1
Keisha Lankford
4,322 +7.8% 7.8
Total reported
55,267

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Results by county

County Crockett Hamilton Lankford Total votes Est. rpt. Est. remain. votes
Dallas 48% 17% 8% 52,366 >95%
Tarrant 58 12 13 2,901 >95%

Analysis From Our Reporters

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti Mar 2, 2022

    With now more than 95 percent reporting, it appears Monica De La Cruz will avoid a runoff and clinch the Republican nomination for the open seat in the 15th Congressional District. This is the lone Texas district that is deemed competitive, with a 2020 presidential margin within five points.

  • Edgar Sandoval
    Edgar Sandoval, reporting from San Antonio Mar 2, 2022

    Earlier in the day, Greg Casar was praying for a 50-percent-plus-one win. By 8:30 p.m., it became clear that he was the Democratic nominee for the 35th Congressional District, all but ensuring a win in the general election. Congress seems like an inevitable reality, he told supporters.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina, reporting from Laredo, Texas Mar 2, 2022

    Speaking to supporters in Laredo, Jessica Cisneros says “We’re probably not going to know the full results tonight,” but adds that they are holding out hope in the 28th Congressional District race for tonight, tomorrow — or May (when there would be a runoff). “We don’t let that hope die, because we know we deserve so much better.”

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti Mar 1, 2022

    With just over 70 percent of the results in, the Democratic bid for the open seat in Texas’ competitive 15th District appears destined for a runoff. No candidate is above 30 percent at the moment; Ruben Ramirez leads with 28 percent.

  • J. David Goodman
    J. David Goodman, reporting from Houston Mar 1, 2022

    George P. Bush appears to be opening up a lead over Eva Guzman in the attorney general’s race. The incumbent, Ken Paxton, told supporters that he’s preparing for a runoff.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina, reporting from Laredo, Texas Mar 1, 2022

    Representative Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat who narrowly beat a Republican challenger in 2020, has easily avoided a runoff in the 34th, the neighboring Rio Grande Valley district in which he’s now running after the lines were redrawn earlier this year.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina, reporting from Laredo, Texas Mar 1, 2022

    Cheers broke out for the first time at Jessica Cisneros’ watch party, as the large screens flashed results showing her with her just above 50 percent in the 28th Congressional District. There are still a lot of votes out in rural counties, where Donald Trump performed well in 2020, but it's also worth noting that Senator Bernie Sanders did well in those counties during the Democratic presidential primary.

  • Jonathan Weisman
    Jonathan Weisman Mar 1, 2022

    Jessica Cisneros has dipped below 50 percent, with rural Starr and Zapata Counties still not reporting. Zapata flipped to Donald Trump in 2020. There’s a good chance this race is going to a runoff, and, as Cisneros feared, the other progressive in the race, Tannya Benavides, is playing the spoiler, with nearly 5 percent of the vote.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina, reporting from Laredo, Texas Mar 1, 2022

    Jessica Cisneros has lost a lot of her early lead, with Representative Henry Cuellar so far taking 60 percent of the vote in Webb County, the 28th District’s largest population base.

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel Mar 1, 2022

    Targeting transgender people to rally conservatives is a Texas tradition since a 2015 “bathroom bill” in Houston. Ahead of these elections, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott, both facing challenges from the right, said parents who helped children get treatments could be pursued for child abuse.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti Mar 1, 2022

    In the increasingly blue Harris County, more Republicans voted early (105,482) than Democrats (96,725).

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein Mar 1, 2022

    When he ran for the Senate four years ago, Democrat Beto O’Rourke won just 61 percent in the primary. In Hidalgo County, on the border with Mexico, he won just 50 percent. But today, with two-thirds of the Hidalgo vote in, Mr. O’Rourke was at 81 percent, suggesting he would do far better in the primary for governor than he did for Senate.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina, reporting from Laredo, Texas Mar 1, 2022

    Jessica Cisneros is performing well in San Antonio section of the 28th Congressional District, but more telling will be results from Webb County, which includes Laredo.

  • J. David Goodman
    J. David Goodman, reporting from Houston Mar 1, 2022

    Four years after rocketing to national fame with a strong but ultimately failed effort to unseat Senator Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke will be the Democratic nominee for Texas governor. But taking out Gov. Greg Abbott may be an even greater challenge.

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel Mar 1, 2022

    To me, the most astonishing thing about the Texas primaries is that in 2020 there were more than a dozen competitive House districts in the state. Today, after redistricting to protect Republican seats, there is just one that will be competitive in the general election, the 15th.

  • Astead Herndon
    Astead Herndon Mar 1, 2022

    Progressives have gone all in on the Cisneros-Cuellar race. The Working Families Party sent out a memo noting that its volunteers had knocked on 80,000 doors in the state.

  • J. David Goodman
    J. David Goodman, reporting from Houston Mar 1, 2022

    Don Huffines, an ultraconservative challenger to Gov. Greg Abbott, issued a statement all but conceding, and seeking credit for forcing the governor to the right on issues. “Though I will not be contesting the outcome of this election, I will not be going away,” he said in a statement.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti Mar 1, 2022

    This is the first statewide election in Texas that allows voters to fix issues with their absentee ballots, a process known as “curing.” But deadlines for fixing ballots vary based on the reasons and method of rejecting a ballot, which has caused some confusion among Texas voters.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein Mar 1, 2022

    Texas election rules require that primary candidates receive at least 50 percent of the vote. The top two candidates in races where no one reaches that threshold will meet in runoff contests on May 24.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti Mar 1, 2022

    Today’s primary marks the first statewide test of the new voting law, which has already led to a significant surge in rejections of absentee ballots because of new identification requirements. The number of rejected ballots in Harris County alone has surpassed the statewide total during the 2020 general election.

Republican Primary

Runoff

James Harris and James Rodgers have advanced to a runoff.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated Mar 17, 2022
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
James Harris
3,950 +32.9% 32.9%
James Rodgers
3,752 +31.3% 31.3
Kelvin Goodwin-Castillo
2,021 +16.8% 16.8
Total reported
12,002

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Results by county

County Harris Rodgers Goodwin-Castillo Total votes Est. rpt. Est. remain. votes
Dallas 33% 32% 16% 10,767 >95%
Tarrant 33 26 25 1,235 >95%