Day: March 7, 2018

  • The Latest on primary day in Texas (all times CST): 12 a.m. A businessman will face a former chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the runoff for the Republican nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith in a hotly contested San Antonio district. Matt McCall moved on Tuesday to the May 22 runoff. He will face former Cruz staffer Chip Roy. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW More than 15 Republicans entered the race to replace Smith, who announced in November he would retire from a seat he's held since 1987. Smith is currently the chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee and is a noted skeptic of climate change. He is one of eight Texas congressmen not seeking re-election this year. ___ 11:45 p.m. Texas state Rep. Kevin Roberts has advanced to the Republican primary runoff to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Ted Poe. Roberts has served one term in the state Legislature. His opponent in the May runoff was not immediately clear as votes were still being counted. Poe is stepping down after six terms in Congress. He's one of eight Texas congressmen not seeking re-election this year. ___ 11:40 p.m. The seven-way Democratic primary in Dallas for the right to challenge longtime U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions is headed to a runoff. Leading the pack is Colin Allred, a former linebacker for the NFL's Tennessee Titans and a civil rights attorney. Allred's opponent in the May runoff wasn't immediately clear as votes were still being counted. The winner will face Sessions in November. Sessions was first elected to Congress in 2002 and his district includes Dallas enclaves north of downtown, such as upscale Highland Park and...