Babin wins local congress race – State Run-off Primaries puts conservatives ahead

Dr. Brian Babin in the suit in the center chats with other local veterans at Sterling-White Cemetery last Monday.

TEXAS – The catbird seat is being held by conservatives for the November election but not everyone that won was Tea Party endorsed in the Run-Off Primary last Tuesday.

Replacing Steve Stockman as the US Congressman for an area that runs from inside Harris County all the way to the Louisiana border is Dr. Brian Babin, a dentist and the former Mayor of Woodville. He won over Ben Streusand 58% to 42%. Streusand a Tea Party operative and former mortgage banker funded his own campaign and was former chairman of Americans for Prosperity.

Streusand lives in Spring and has houses west of the district. He attacked Babin for raising property taxes in a factually disputed ad.

Dr. Babin will face Michael Cole in November.

Attorney General Gregg Abbott must be looking at election results with a smile at fellow Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis as he waits on the November election. Not so many Democrats turned out for the Primary.

The Lieutenant Governors’ race got the most notice this year. Dan Patrick, a Tea Party radio talk show host, defeated David Dewhurst 65% to 35%. Dewhurst the current Lieutenant Governor was an energy mogul that many Republicans blamed the fiasco of the abortion filibuster upon that would launch Wendy Davis into the spotlight.

Patrick will face Senator Leticia Van De Putte of San Antonio in the November election that has already weighed in on Patrick saying he would stop the “illegal invasion from Mexico” and “lower property taxes.”

The Democrats have their work cut out for them pitting David Alameel against Senator John Cornyn, the Minority Whip of the Senate, in his third term bid. Steve Stockman resigned his congressional seat to run against Cornyn in an ineffectual but amusing race. Alameel defeated Kesha Rogers Tuesday in a landslide. Kesha is a Lyndon LaRouche devotee that promised to impeach Obama.

In the race for Attorney General Dan Branch conceeded to Ken Paxton at 8:50 p.m. as Paxton had surmounted 63% of the vote. Ken Paxton will face Sam Houston in November. There is a history lesson in there somewhere.

The Ag Commissioner had two Democrats and two Republicans run that never said a word about farming during a drought. Republicans Sid Miller and Tony Merritt did talk about gun rights and abortion however in their ads. Sid Miller got a rare endorsement from Gov. Rick Perry and had Ted Nugent as his campaign treasurer. He had been a representative in the Texas House for over a decade but lost about two years ago.

Jim Hogan for the Democrats beat Kinky Freedman without hardly campaigning.

Someone once said that in the event of rain Democrats turnout spacely. Judging by the percentages it must have rained all over Texas.