Texas holds the nation’s first primary election of 2018

USA Today – The 2018 primary elections kick off in Texas on Tuesday, and early voting turnout has Republicans worried. Democratic turnout for the 2018 midterm primaries in the state’s 15 largest counties was nearly twice as high as the totals in 2014, outstripping the Republicans in urban counties in the GOP stronghold. Despite this success, there have been setbacks for grassroots liberal groups who have accused the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee of attacking Democratic candidates.These primaries will serve as an early test for both parties ahead of November’s elections. Sen. Ted Cruz is up for re-election this year as are all 36 of Texas’ representatives.