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14 States Including Texas Voted On Super Tuesday. What Are The Big Takeaways?

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There was a lot at stake on Super Tuesday in 2020, with a hotly contested Democratic presidential primary and several high-profile statewide and local primaries in Texas and Bexar County, respectively.

The Texas primary included slew of Democrats running for the chance to face U.S. Senator John Cornyn in November, five races for the U.S. House of Representatives, and a handful of seats in the state legislature. A seat on the State Board of Education is also up for grabs. 

Closely watched contests on the local level include the race for Bexar County Sheriff, with four Democratic and three Republican candidates vying to replace incumbent candidate Javier Salazar. Both local Republican and Democratic party chairs and three spots on the Bexar County Commissioners Court are up for grabs.

There was no Republican challenger in the Precinct 2 race. Did the incumbent or his challenger prevail in the Democratic primary?

What are the major takeaways from primaries in Texas and on the local level? Which candidates will go on to face new opponents in the November general election?

How was turnout, especially considering the coronavirus threat? Did election administrators have to deal with any mishaps like the Iowa caucuses?

Guest: Gilbert Garcia, metro columnist and host of Puro Politics Podcast for San Antonio-Express News

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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, March 4.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi
Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.