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Historically, Texans just don’t vote in large percentages when comes to primary runoff elections, and even though there are still some key undecided primary elections, only the most politically engaged Texans are likely to cast a vote Tuesday.

The final two candidates running for the Democratic nomination for governor met Friday night in their first and only debate before the May 22 runoff election.

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Early voting in Texas’ primary elections begins Feb. 20, and the Democratic candidates for governor are making their rounds across the state.

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Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez says, “She’s in.”  Valdez officially resigned as sheriff and filed her candidacy for governor at the Texas Democratic Party in Austin. Valdez said she’s running to give every Texan the opportunity they deserve.

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Updated at 5:21 p.m.

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has not announced she is running as a Democrat in the 2018 gubernatorial primary race, but political experts say that doesn’t mean she isn’t planning on running. And there may also be other top tier Democrats running for the position.