Runoff needed to replace Thornberry

The race to replace Congressman Mac Thornberry  in District 13 has been narrowed down to two competitors on the Republican side, out of an initial field of  15 candidates.

Retired Admiral, and White House doctor Ronny Jackson looked to be the choice to face off with Josh Winegarner in the run-off in May. Winegarner had 40 percent of the vote to 21 for Jackson with Christ Ekstrom trailing at 15 percent and Elaine Hays with 8 percent with 80 percent of the vote counted across the vast district.

In Wilbarger County, the top vote getters were Winegarner with 791 votes, Chris Ekstrom 461, Ronny Jackson 295, and Elaine Hayes 163.

A runoff was also needed on the Democratic side between Gus Trujillo and Greg Sagan.

Presidential race

The big news out of Texas on Super Tuesday was that Joe Biden was still locked in a tight race with Bernie Sanders for the Texas Democratic nomination. Biden got 42 percent of the vote in Wilbarger County with Bernie Sanders getting 21 percent.

President Donald Trump easily won the Republican nomination statewide and in Wilbarger County with 90 percent.

Incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn rolled to an easy win statewide and in Wilbarger County. His opponent remains to be seen as Democrat MJ Hegar will meet an as yet undetermined foe in a runoff. Hagar finished third in Wilbarger County behind Sema Hernandez.

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