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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:37 AM

Gary Gates defeats Eliz Markowitz in Texas House District 28 runoff in Fort Bend County

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas Republican Gary Gates took the Texas House District 28 seat with 58 percent of the votes in the nationally targeted special election runoff.

Democrat Eliz Markowitz released a statement following the results:

We knew this election would be tough its not easy to take on Republicans in an off-year special election, but we made this seat competitive in a way its never been before. We head into November having established a movement for change and that movement will continue across the state of Texas through November. This is a grassroots campaign dedicated to putting people over special interests, and weve built a network that will last for years to come.

Democrats hoped a win in State House District 28 race could help turn the Texas House blue and signal bigger political change ahead in November.

District 28 is a historically Republican seat in a growing and diversifying area. Since incumbent Dr. John Zerwas resigned in September 2019, outside groups have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to flip the seat.

Read more: https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/all-eyes-on-nationally-watched-texas-house-runoff-race-in-fort-bend-county/285-72303db3-9adc-4494-ba2d-ccdb9123a86a

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Reply Gary Gates defeats Eliz Markowitz in Texas House District 28 runoff in Fort Bend County (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2020 OP
RandySF Jan 2020 #1
TexasTowelie Jan 2020 #2
diva77 Jan 2020 #3
Susan Calvin Jan 2020 #5
RhodeIslandOne Jan 2020 #4
bucolic_frolic Jan 2020 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:43 AM

1. It hurts, but I don't know what could have been done differently

Everybody put in 110%.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:51 AM

2. Yes, I'm glad that we were able to get so much support in that race.

O'Rourke, Castro, and Warren lended their support to her campaign. The district was designed to be a GOP majority district so it would have taken a miracle to flip it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:04 AM

3. I posted in Texas forum about problems with the Hart Intercivic machines in Fort Bend County that

were never addressed from the 2018 elections.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/107845296#post1

K&R for exposure

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Response to diva77 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:04 AM

5. Yep.

In a rational world we wouldn't consider any election legitimate until we have paper ballots.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:09 AM

4. Texas gonna Texas n/m

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:37 AM

6. Impeachment must not lead to voter complacency

Not saying that's what happened here, just an observation. Folks loosely connected to following politics say "we're winning" and don't feel as much need to vote.

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