Texans voted in the country’s first primary election of 2022 Tuesday. In perhaps the most closely watched race of the night, 28-year-old Jessica Cisneros, an immigration lawyer and progressive Democrat, will head to a May runoff with incumbent Congressmember Henry Cuellar after neither secured the 50% threshold needed to move forward. Conservative Democrat Henry Cuellar’s home and office were raided by the FBI in January as part of a federal investigation. Former labor organizer and Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar won the Democratic primary for Congressional District 35.
In the governor’s vote, incumbent Greg Abbott won the Republican primary, while former congressmember and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke clinched the Democratic race.