Texas Primary Recap

March 3, 2022

The unofficial results from the March 1 Texas Primary are in, and we are incredibly proud of our Climate Slate and endorsed candidates! The highlights from this week are below:

Rio Grande Valley - We’ve been keeping a close eye on the hotly contested Rio Grande Valley throughout this primary season. Choices made in the Rio Grande Valley will determine America’s energy mix for decades to come and is a national battleground for climate, democracy and labor. Newly drawn districts from the GOP have made places like House District 37 and Senate District 27 “tossup districts.” While these are battleground districts, both of our Climate Slate candidates advanced to the May 24 run-off election and are running phenomenal campaigns!

Sara Stapleton Barrera (Senate District 27) and Ruben Cortez (House District 37) both advanced to the May 24 run-off election after a very tight primary race. Sara and Ruben are both incredible candidates who are committed to environmental justice. We are so excited to continue to support their candidacy.

Incumbent Climate Champions - Being a leader on climate translates into winning elections, as we see in the strong showing from our endorsed incumbents.

Rep. Erin Zwiener (House District 45) , Rep James Talarico (HD 50) and Rep. Ron Reynolds (House District 27) advanced to the November General Election after ousting their primary opponents. These districts lean Democrat, but it’s essential that we don’t take these races for granted this cycle.  

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