The 2022 Midterm Elections
The 2022 midterm elections have been the election that many have waited for. A lot was at stake and if the election results showed anything for Texas, is that Texas is far from turning blue.
One of the biggest races for Texas was the race for Governor between Greg Abott and Beto O’Rourke. Texas decided that it wants to keep the conservative views of Abott. Even with the events surrounding Uvalde, where 19 students and two teachers died at Robb Elementary School, and the abortion laws that recently passed, this still wasn’t enough to keep Abbott out of office. Abott said, “We started this campaign in South Texas, we celebrated my primary victory in South Texas and tonight we return to South Texas to celebrate my being your governor for four more years.” Who knows what these next four years will hold.
One of the results many are waiting on is who will control the Senate? The republicans control the house, but results are still pending for if Democrats or Republicans will take the majority. Georgia is a key state that will be a major factor as the senate race is headed for a runoff in December between Senator Raphael Warnock (DEM) and Herschel Walker (REP), the former NFL player who has been in recent controversy regarding the two abortions he paid for, false claims about his business and education, and domestic violence allegations.
Trump has been a major supporter of Walker and has been very active in helping those like Walker campaign. Trump, who has yet to officially announce his run for the presidential bid in 2024 is strategizing for his “comeback.” A major win for democrats is John Fetterman (DEM), who flipped the seat when he defeated Dr. Memet Oz, who was “Trumps chosen candidate.” This was a great win for democrats as everyone is waiting on the results of Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia. Depending on who will take majority, this could impact President Biden’s plans for the rest of his presidency.
When it comes to Harris County, there were a lot of democrats who won their seats. According to Harris Votes, there were 2,575, 270 registered voters as of October 27, 2022. How many of you registered voters actually went to vote? One of the major races for Harris County was Harris County judge. Lina Hidalgo won after a close race with Republican Alexandra del Moral Mealer, who had a lot of major supporters like Mattress Mack who poured a lot of money into her campaign. The Democratics in Harris County did well this election winning key seats, and it has been said that Beto O’Rourke “won the county by more than nine percentage points over Governor Greg Abott.”
Regardless of the outcomes from this election, there are still many issues that this country still must resolve. For one, we are still a nation that is more divided than ever. We are a state that is divided more than ever. There are still many issues surrounding racism, women’s rights, inflation, gun control and so much more.
|Texas-State Major Races
|Harris County Major Races
|Tarrant County Major Races
|Bexar County Major Races
|Greg Abbott (REP)-Governor
Dan Patrick (REP)-Lieutenant Governor
Ken Paxton-Texas Attorney General (REP)
Glen Hegar (REP)-TX Comptroller
Dawn Buckingham (REP)-TX Land Commissioner
Sid Miller (REP)- TX Agriculture Commissioner
Wayne Christian (REP)-TX Railroad Commissioner
|Lina Hidalgo (DEM)-Harris County Judge
Marilyn Burgess (DEM)-Harris County District Clerk
Teneshia Hudspeth (DEM)-Harris County Clerk
Carla L. Wyatt (DEM)-Harris County Treasurer
|Tim O’Hare (REP)-Tarrant County Judge
Phil Sorrells (REP)-District Attorney
Alisa Simmons (DEM)-Commissioner Precinct 2
Manny Ramirez (REP)-Commissioner Precinct 4
|Peter Sakai (DEM)-Bexar County Judge
Joe Gonzales (DEM)-Bexar County District Attorney
Luke Warford (DEM)-Railroad Commissioner
Mary Lou Alvarez (DEM/Inc.)-Texas 45rth District Court Judge Bexar County
Michael Mery (DEM/Inc.)-Texas 144th District Court Judge Bexar County
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
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