Voters Approve Props B, C; Cruz Hangs On; Dems Now Control House

November 8, 2018

A contentious race for the U.S. Senate between incumbent Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke came down to the wire, with Cruz maintaining his seat, while Governor Greg Abbott won his bid for re-election against Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez. 


In Bexar County, the district attorney's race resulted in Democrat Joe Gonzales defeating Republican Tylden Shaeffer, with all democratic challengers winning their respective judicial races.


As for the three ballot propositions from the San Antonio fire union, Prop B passed with roughly 59 percent of the vote, which caps the tenure and compensation for future San Antonio city managers. Prop C, which allows the firefighters union to unilaterally declare an impasse at any time and force binding arbitration during labor contract negotiations, also passed. Voters, however, were firmly against Prop A, which would lower the threshold for the referendum process.


Meanwhile, the Democrats added at least 26 seats to take control of the House, while Republicans maintained control of the Senate.


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