House District 46, which lies east of Interstate 35, has been ruled for 24 years by one individual, Dawnna Dukes. Now she faces five challengers, two of which might be formidable obstacles in next week’s Democratic primary election.
The offices of lieutenant governor and attorney general are held by Republican incumbents who seem poised to win their respective primaries. But that has not stopped other candidates from stepping up to the plate.
The upcoming primary election has become increasingly contentious as Republican officeholders retire in droves while Democrats run for every single U.S. House seat in Texas for the first time in years.