It's looking more and more like that Democratic blue wave is not happening here in Texas, as both parties battle it out for districts long-held by the other side.
“They're going to say we're turning blue until they're blue in the face,” says Andy Hogue, spokesperson for the Travis County Republican Party.
“The fact of the matter is we've been a purple state for a very long time, and we're becoming more of a red shade of purple lately, especially with the election of Pete Flores in San Antonio.”
Hogue believes that special election is an indication Republicans are making progress in more urban areas of Texas.
“Our suburbs are continuously conservative of people who are leaving the cities because of high taxes and run away regulation,” he says. “The people who flock to cities for social services and all kinds of corporate welfare, they're running out the conservatives.”
Texas Democrats haven't won a statewide race since 1994.
“Everybody is looking at Beto O'Rourke signs as some sort of benchmark as to how the election is going to turn out, but show me a Lupe Valdez sign,” says Hogue. “I've seen one the whole entire election cycle here in liberal Austin.”