Early voting numbers in Dallas County are in, and the Democrats have a solid lead in the straight ticket tally, 77,693 to 62909. David Alameel, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, also has the lead in the early ballots, with 107,605 votes to 98,841 for incumbent Republican John Cornyn.
In other statewide races, Dallas County early voters went decidedly Democratc, as well. Democrat Wendy Davis leads Republican Greg Abbott in the gubernatorial race, 118,350 to 93,637, and Democrat Leticia Van de Putte is ahead of Republican Dan Patrick, 117,113 to 91,171.
In county-wide races, at least one Republican is out-performing her GOP colleagues. Challenger Susan Hawk holds a narrow early vote lead over Democratic incumbent Craig Watkins, 105,345 to 104,931. But in the county judge race, early vote tallies returned to form, with incumbent Democrat Clay Jenkins ahead of Republican challenger Ron Natinsky, 116,053 to 92,294.
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