LGBTQ candidates advance in Texas primaries
AUSTIN -- Thirty-five of the record-setting 49 LGBTQ candidates who filed for office in the 2018 elections are still in the running, and fourteen were knocked out in Tuesday's primary, a new tally showed Thursday.
Ten LGBTQ candidates advanced to runoffs or the general election, led by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez and four candidates for Congress.
The others are running in local races.
According to OutSmart, an LGBTQ magazine in Houston that reported the same tallies, LGBTQ candidates who advanced to runoffs for congressional seats include Democrats Lorie Burch in... read more