Election Update Headlines:

Arizona voters reject clean-energy measure Proposition 127 by large margin

Voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure that would force electric companies to get half of their energy from renewable sources by 2030, the Associated Press projected Tuesday night.

California billionaire activist Tom Steyer’s political group NextGen America spent heavily to get the measure on the ballot and win over voters, but Steyer was outspent by Arizona Public Service Co. and other opponents of the measure.

 

Colorado Oil and Gas Distance Minimum Fails — With 71% of Vote In, 58% no, 42% yes — Also: Colorado Amendment 74 to allow property owners to seek compensation from government any time a government action or regulation devalues a person’s property also being defeated, 53 percent to 47 percent

 

Washington State Initiative to charge pollution fees on sources of greenhouse gas pollutants also Going Down To Defeat No 54.54%, Yes 45.46% — Also: 51% want repeal of Washington legislature’s expansion of oil spill response taxes to crude and petroleum products, 49% want the expansion mantained

 

GOP Congressman John Culberson defeated by Democrat Lizzie Fletcher in Texas Congressional District 7

 

Texas State Senator Konni Burton of Colleyville projected to lose seat to Democrat Beverly Powell

 

Texas District 16 Senator Don Huffines loses to Democrat Nathan Johnson

 

Democrat Colin Allred wins over veteran GOP incumbent Pete Sessions

 

Democrat Sylvia Garcia wins District 29 race — and Democrat Veronica Escobar wins District 16, filling the seat vacated by Beto O’Rourke

 

Crenshaw beats Democrat Litton in Congressional District 2: HC

 

Incumbent Republican Christi Craddick defeats Democratic challenger Roman McAllen 53% to 44%

 

Democrats turn Harris County Judge race — longtime Republican Judge Ed Emmett defeated by Democrat Lina Hidalgo — Democrats also swept all 59 races for judges — Officials say Latinos break their voting record in Harris County 2018 elections

 

Greg Abbott wins second term as Texas governor — Wins by 14 points

 

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick defeats Democrat Mike Collier 51% to 47%

 

Sid Miller remains Commissioner of Agriculture

 

George P. Bush remains Commissioner of the General Land Office

 

Republican Michael Cloud retains US Representative District 27 seat with nearly 61% of vote

 

Texas District 17 Senator Joan Huffman projected to win

 

Incumbent Louie Gohmert retains District 1 US Representative seat

 

Will Hurd Surges Ahead of Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones — Hurd at 50%, Jones at 48% as of early Wednesday morning — Race was very close first half of the evening

 

Republican Ken Paxton Retains Texas Attorney General Post — Democrat Justin Nelson conceded Tuesday night

 

Ted Cruz Wins Texas Senate Race Over Beto O’Rourke — Cruz has 53.1%, O’Rourke has 48%, — O’Rourke made strong showing in big-city counties, even in Tarrant County before surging in second half of the evening — Midland, Ector counties overwhelmingly for Cruz

 

Democrat Julie Johnson unseated Republican incumbent Matt Rinaldi in House District 115: DMN — In House District 114, staunch conservative Lisa Luby Ryan lost to Democrat John Turner — Democrats also won in three other districts previously held by the GOP, including House District 102, where Ana-Maria Ramos beat Republican incumbent Linda Koop — Democrat Terry Meza unseated Republican incumbent Rodney Anderson in House District 105

 

Crenshaw beats Democrat Litton in Congressional District 2: DMN

 

Former Houston Disc Jockey Dayna Steele (D) defeated by incumbent Brian Babin (R) in 35th Congressional District

 

Democrat Gillum concedes hard-fought Florida governor’s race to Republican DeSantis: The Hill

 

The Kavanaugh election: The Democratic Joe who voted for him won. The Democratic Joe who voted against him lost according to Wegmann, Washington Examiner — Others who voted against Kavanaugh also lost

 

GOP picks up Trump-friendly US senators Republican Mike Braun is projected to defeat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana — while Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer is expected to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota — and Republican Josh Hawley is projected to defeat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, according to NBC News.

 

Democrat Joe Manchin III survives as West Virginia Senator in a state that Trump won by more than 40 points, AP projects — Washington Post

 

Republicans Will Keep Control of US Senate — LIkely to pick up seats as of Wednesday morning

 

Republican Kevin Cramer Projected to Defeat Democrat Heidi Heitkamp for North Dakota Senator

 

Patrick Barely Leading Collier 49% to 48% — 30% of precincts in

 

Blue Wave Is Not There — according to CNN — GOP Picks Up One Senator, Democrats Pick Up 2 US Representatives

 

Republican Projected to Take Oklahoma Governorship — GOP’s Mary Fallin turns governorship over to Kevin Stitt

 

It’s Senator Mitt Romney in Utah with 62% of votes

 

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) conceded to Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the state’s hotly contested Senate race, delivering a blow to Democrats that worked for months to help Nelson hold on: The Hill

 

Dem defeats Scott Walker in Wisconsin governor’s race