Primary Election Recap: House GOP Battle and Voter Turnout

In Texas’ primary elections, the House GOP faced significant upheaval, with nine incumbents losing their seats and nine more heading to runoffs.

Voter turnout was low as expected, with statewide numbers around 18.2%. Republican turnout was up from 2020 by 290k votes, while Democratic engagement dropped notably by 1.1 million votes.

RPAC and TREPAC were active in 88 contested races, with RPAC winning 20 and facing two runoffs. TREPAC secured victories in 43 races but faced 12 runoffs and 11 losses.

NAR and Texas REALTORS® backed 12 and 25 races, respectively, with NAR winning 10 and Texas REALTORS® securing 10 victories, facing nine runoffs and eight losses.

The focus now shifts to the upcoming primary runoffs in May. The deadline to register to vote in the runoffs is Monday, April 29.