SAN ANTONIO — Governor Greg Abbott congratulated Senator John Cornyn Tuesday night after early returns showed him with a strong lead over his opponents for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Meanwhile, M.J. Hegar is set for a runoff election against Royce West for the Democratic nomination, after Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez conceded to her rivals after a third-place finish Tuesday night. is projected by the Associated Press to reach the runoff for the Democratic nomination. The challenger is still not determined.
MJ Hegar served in the Air Force for 12 years. She tops a recent Texas Tribune poll of candidates at 22 percent, the only candidate to achieve double digits.
Click here for the full results of the Texas Tribune/UT Austin poll.
The other Democrats running for the seat include:
- Amanda Edwards
- Chris Bell
- Royce West
- Adrian Ocegueda
- Sema Hernandez
- Jack Daniel Foster, Jr.
- Annie "Mama" Garcia
- Michael Cooper
- Victor Hugo Harris
- D.R. Hunter
A few Republicans are also challenging Senator Cornyn for the nomination. They include: