So far in the North Texas races for the U.S. House of Representatives, Lorie Burch is leading the race for the Democratic nomination in District 3 with 51.5 percent of the vote. Her closest competitor is Sam Johnson with 27.4 percent. That’s with 8.1 percent of the vote reported.
On the Republican side of the District 3 equation, with 16.1 percent of the vote counted, Van Taylor looks to be an easy winner, claiming 85.8 percent. His closest competitor is David Niederkorn with only 8.41 percent.
In District 6, gay candidate John Duncan is in third place, with 3.5 percent of the precincts reporting. He has 14.1 percent of the votes, behind Ruby Faye Woolridge with 38 percent and Jana Lynne Sanchezwith 35.7 percent.
Vote tallies so far show a mixed bag for LGBT candidates around the state running for their party’s nomination for Congress.
In District 2, Ali Khorasani is in fourth place with 7.1 percent of the votes, and 4.4 percent counted. With 17.8 percent of the vote counted in District 10, Madeline Eden is also in fourth place, with 13.8 percent.
In District 21, with 6.3 percent of the Democratic ballots counted, LGBT candidate Mary Street Wilson has 28.6 percent, compared to Joseph Kopser’s 30.8 percent. Derrick Crowe is a close third with 23.7 percent. On the Republican side in District 21, with 6.4 percent of the vote counted, LGBT candidate Maura Garza is 16th out of 18 candidates with 0.6 percent.
In District 23, LGBT candidate Gina Ortiz Jones has a comfortable lead with 17.8 percent of the vote counted. She has 39.8 percent of the vote, and while that’s not enough to avoid a runoff, her closest competitors so far are Rick Trevino with 18.3 percent and Judy Canales with 16.9 percent.
District 27 has two LGBT candidates. With 18.3 percent of the votes counted, Vanessa Edwards Foster is in third with 24.1 percent, and Eric Holguin is fourth with 14.5 percent.