Hegar, Nehls win runoff races, move on to general election in November


General election matchups are now set after yesterday's runoff election in the Texas primary.

The big winner is Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls, who wins the runoff against Kathleen Wall in the race to replace Pete Olson in Congress by 40 percentage points

"They looked at my service to this county for the last 28 years. They appreciate what we have done. I couldn't be more proud," Nehls said, adding that Wall spent a lot of time and money attacking him in ads during the campaign, saying, "we overcame."

Nehls will now face Sri Kulkarni in the general.

M.J. Hegar, by a 52-48% margin, beats State Senator Royce West. She'll be the Democratic candidate to face John Cornyn in the Senate race. Political consultant Bill Miller says Cornyn is the favorite for now.

"In a normal year he's not vulnerable. He is potentially vulnerable this year because the top of the ticket is in some hot water," Miller told KTRH News.

Joe Danna leads Paul Day with all precincts reporting in the Republican race for Harris County Sheriff but no winner has been declared yet. Pete Sessions and Former White House Physician Ronny Jackson won their Congressional runoffs, too.


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