Austin (U.S. ), Mar 4 (Entravision) .- Texas today opened the primary election season in the USA to choose to the candidates in the election of the next November 4, when it will be renewed the entirety of the seats in the US House of Representatives, a third of the Senate and up to 36 of the 50 governors, among other charges.
Texas, the largest state of the country with conservative hegemony, vote the candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and other public offices that could increase the conservatism of the republicans in the state and, at the same time, strengthen the intention of the democrats to increase their weight in the South.
The following to choose the democratic and republican candidates for the autumn will be Illinois, District of Columbia, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, and West Virginia.
In Texas, which opened some voting centers later by a wave of cold, the republicans face the first elections without the conservative Rick Perry as a candidate for governor, who leads the charge in fourteen years.
The vote to candidate for governor is one of the most predictable of the day: the huge media exposure and fund-raising places as a favorite among Republicans to Greg Abbott, attorney general of the state and next to Perry, and among democrats to state senator Wendy Davis.
Davis, who won national knowledge in summer on starring a marathon against a dialectical law of abortion, would be expected to be the chosen of the democrats to capitalize on Votes the largest demographic weight of the young people and professionals in Texas.
In the paragraph to lieutenant governor, there are no rivals on the ballot to the Latin Democrat Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, while the Republicans will have a disputed vote with four candidates for positions very conservative and have placed the illegal immigration as a major campaign issue.
among other charges of minor relevance highlights a name: George P. Bush, son of former governor of Florida Jeb Bush and nephew of former president George W. Bush, who aspires to be the Commissioner of Lands by the republicans and is presented as candidate latino, since her mother is Hispanic.
despite the fact that Texas concentrates almost one of every five Hispanics in the country, remain still far from the first line of politics after today’s election.
On the one hand, Hispanics Reynaldo Madrigal (Democrat) and Miriam Martinez (Republican) are submitted to governor of Texas with minimum options.
On the other hand, the electoral participation of Latinos is expected low. Some civic organizations point to the new law on voter identification as texana lock to improve its presence in the electoral colleges.
are the first elections of this type in which applies the rules, which requires voters to present at the polling station a meat with photography, for example, a driving license issued in Texas, of weapons, military identification, a United States passport or an ID card issued by the southern state.
also voted the republican and democratic candidates for attorney general; financial controller; Commissioner of Agriculture and of railroad; to different posts in the Court of Justice in Texas, in the Court of Appeals of the state and to representatives and senators from Texas in The US Congress.
among Republicans, could win the candidates closer to the “establishment” state or be surprises with candidates more conservative movement or linked to the Tea Party, as a step in 2012 with the victory in the primary of Ted Cross in front of the lieutenant governor David Dewhurst, the more moderate and with a long history in power.