Cornyn, Davis, Abbot Secure Primary Wins in Texas

No surprises in the Lone Star state


Texas Sen. John Cornyn easily survived a primary challenger to secure the GOP nomination for a third term, while Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis coasted in their gubernatorial primaries in the Lone Star State on Tuesday.

The Associated Press called the race for Cornyn shortly after polls closed, reporting the incumbent senator received well over the 50 percent threshold need to avoid a runoff in May.

Cornyn's closest challenger in the primary was Rep. Steve Stockman, who seems poised to at least cause a headache for Cornyn by running as a more conservative alternative in the deeply red state. But a lack of fundraising and absence from the campaign trail left Stockman supporters questioning why he decided to leave his seat in the House.