Texas State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-3-4
Runoff:2014-5-27

Election Vitals

Governor:Rick Perry (R) not seeking re-election in 2014
Senator:John Cornyn (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Ted Cruz (R) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 48.0%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 41.4%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 55.3%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 36.1%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 63.6%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 43.3%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 56.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 37.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 40.6%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 43.8%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 48.8%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 38.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 59.3%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 38.3%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 61.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 43.8%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 55.5%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 41.4%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 57.2%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Phil Gramm Republican 3,027,680 54.8%
Victor Morales Democratic 2,428,776 43.9%
Michael Bird Libertarian 51,516 0.9%
John Huff Natural law 19,469 0.4%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Victor Morales Democratic 322,218 36.2%
John Bryant Democratic 267,545 30.0%
Jim Chapman Democratic 239,427 26.9%
John Odam Democratic 61,433 6.9%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Phil Gramm Republican 838,339 85.0%
David Young Republican 75,463 7.7%
Henry Grover Republican 72,400 7.3%
1996 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Victor Morales Democratic 246,614 51.2%
John Bryant Democratic 235,281 48.8%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Bush Republican 2,550,821 68.3%
Garry Mauro Democratic 1,165,592 31.2%
Lester Turlington Jr. Libertarian 20,711 0.6%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Bush Republican 576,528 96.6%
R.C. Crawford Republican 20,311 3.4%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kay Hutchison Republican 4,082,091 65.0%
Gene Kelly Democratic 2,030,315 32.3%
Douglas Sandage Green 91,448 1.5%
Mary Ruwart Libertarian 72,798 1.2%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gene Kelly Democratic 220,531 35.7%
Charles Gandy Democratic 140,636 22.8%
Don Clark Democratic 139,243 22.5%
Bobby Wightman Democratic 83,643 13.5%
H. Gerald Bintliff Democratic 33,979 5.5%
2000 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gene Kelly Democratic 143,366 58.4%
Charles Gandy Democratic 101,984 41.6%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Perry Republican 2,632,591 57.8%
Tony Sanchez Democratic 1,819,798 40.0%
Jeff Daiell Libertarian 66,720 1.5%
Rahul Mahajan Green 32,187 0.7%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tony Sanchez Democratic 609,383 60.7%
Dan Morales Democratic 330,873 33.0%
Bill Lyon Democratic 43,011 4.3%
John Worldpeace Democratic 20,121 2.0%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Cornyn Republican 2,496,243 55.3%
Ron Kirk Democratic 1,955,758 43.3%
Scott Jameson Libertarian 35,538 0.8%
Roy Williams Green 25,051 0.6%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Victor Morales Democratic 317,048 33.2%
Ron Kirk Democratic 316,052 33.1%
Ken Bentsen Democratic 255,501 26.8%
Gene Kelly Democratic 44,038 4.6%
Ed Cunningham Democratic 22,016 2.3%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Cornyn Republican 478,825 77.3%
Bruce Lang Republican 46,907 7.6%
Douglas Deffenbaugh Republican 43,611 7.0%
Dudley Mooney Republican 32,202 5.2%
Lawrence Cranberg Republican 17,757 2.9%
2002 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Kirk Democratic 370,878 59.8%
Victor Morales Democratic 249,423 40.2%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Perry Republican 1,716,792 39.0%
Chris Bell Democratic 1,310,337 29.8%
Carole Strayhorn Independent 796,851 18.1%
Kinky Friedman Independent 547,674 12.5%
James Werner Libertarian 26,749 0.6%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chris Bell Democratic 324,869 63.9%
Bob Gammage Democratic 145,081 28.5%
Rashad Jafer Democratic 38,652 7.6%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Perry Republican 557,426 84.2%
Larry Kilgore Republican 50,649 7.7%
Rhett Smith Republican 30,570 4.6%
Star Locke Republican 23,267 3.5%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kay Hutchison Republican 2,661,789 61.7%
Barbara Radnofsky Democratic 1,555,202 36.0%
Scott Jameson Libertarian 97,672 2.3%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Radnofsky Democratic 215,776 43.1%
Gene Kelly Democratic 191,400 38.2%
Darrel Hunter Democratic 93,609 18.7%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kay Hutchison Republican 627,163 100.0%
2006 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Radnofsky Democratic 124,663 60.2%
Gene Kelly Democratic 82,589 39.8%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Cornyn Republican 4,337,469 54.8%
Rick Noriega Democratic 3,389,365 42.8%
Yvonne Schick Libertarian 185,241 2.3%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Noriega Democratic 1,110,579 51.0%
Gene Kelly Democratic 584,966 26.9%
Ray McMurrey Democratic 269,402 12.4%
Rhett Smith Democratic 212,305 9.8%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Cornyn Republican 997,216 81.5%
Larry Kilgore Republican 226,649 18.5%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Perry Republican 2,738,130 55.1%
Bill White Democratic 2,106,856 42.4%
Kathie Glass Libertarian 109,241 2.2%
Deb Shafto Green 19,517 0.4%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill White Democratic 517,487 76.0%
Farouk Shami Democratic 87,411 12.8%
Felix Alvarado Democratic 33,714 5.0%
Alma Aguado Democratic 19,273 2.8%
Clement Glenn Democratic 9,836 1.4%
Bill Dear Democratic 6,551 1.0%
Star Locke Democratic 6,276 0.9%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Perry Republican 759,296 51.1%
Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican 450,087 30.3%
Debra Medina Republican 275,159 18.5%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Cruz Republican 4,440,133 56.5%
Paul Sadler Democratic 3,194,927 40.6%
John Myers Libertarian 162,354 2.1%
David Collins Green 67,404 0.9%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Sadler Democratic 174,772 35.1%
Grady Yarbrough Democratic 128,746 25.9%
Addie Allen Democratic 113,935 22.9%
Sean Hubbard Democratic 80,034 16.1%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Dewhurst Republican 627,731 44.6%
Ted Cruz Republican 480,558 34.2%
Tom Leppert Republican 187,900 13.4%
Craig James Republican 50,569 3.6%
Glenn Addison Republican 23,177 1.6%
Lela Pittenger Republican 18,143 1.3%
Ben Gambini Republican 7,225 0.5%
Curt Cleaver Republican 6,671 0.5%
Joe Agris Republican 4,674 0.3%
2012 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Sadler Democratic 148,940 63.0%
Grady Yarbrough Democratic 87,365 37.0%
2012 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Cruz Republican 631,812 56.8%
David Dewhurst Republican 480,126 43.2%

State Demographics

Population 26,059,203
Percentage White 75.0%
Percentage Black 11.9%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.5%
Percentage Asian 4.0%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.4%
Percentage Other Race 6.1%
 
Percentage Hispanic 38.2%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 44.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 11.6%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 2.9%
 
Median Household Income $50,740
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 36.9%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 17.9%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 8.8%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 51.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 34.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.1%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 10.9%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 45.0%
Percentage with a College Degree 26.7%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 34.2%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.6%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 11.9%
 
Unemployment rate 5.1%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-7
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 50.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 22.9%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am September 3, 2014