Texas Remains Republican Stronghold, Dems Take Some Seats
Republicans still reign in Texas, but the states Democrats — while celebrating the re-election of President Obama — didnt go home empty-handed on Tuesday.As Obama swept to a decisive Electoral College victory on Tuesday, winning at least 303 votes, Texas Republicans held on to their statewide dominance.
As expected, Mitt Romney easily won the state, and Republican Ted Cruz soundly defeated Democrat Paul Sadler in the states race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. The GOP also won every statewide office on the ballot, including spots for the Railroad Commission, the state Supreme Court and the state Court of Criminal Appeals. And despite losing seven seats in the state House, Republicans will still make up 95 of the chambers 150 members.