Super Tuesday! It's a big deal. And yes, the Democratic presidential primary is getting a lot of attention. But among the 14 states, one territory and Democrats abroad involved in this most super of Tuesdays on March 3, five states are also hosting congressional primaries, accounting for 117 House and Senate primaries and one special election.
We couldn’t go everywhere before the big day, but one place we did go was Texas, sending senior political reporter Bridget Bowman and photo editor Bill Clark to cover the gathering political showdown.
Among the 36 House and one Senate primary contests on Tuesday in the Lone Star State are several that Democrats and Republicans are fiercely competing for and will help determine who is in the majority next year. In 2018, Democrats flipped two GOP seats in Texas, and this time around they are targeting seven.
So Texas is a big deal, as any Texan will tell you. And so is the special election to replace former Rep. Katie Hill in California. And the Alabama Senate GOP primary that will give us an idea about whether Jeff Sessions might return to the chamber. And who will be chosen in some of those slightly un-gerrymandered districts in North Carolina?
- Where do Democrats want to expand their House majority? Look no further than Texas’ 24th District
- Republican women face early test on Super Tuesday
- Democratic divide strikes deep in the heart of a post-Beto Texas
- Most vulnerable Democrats are avoiding the presidential primary. Not Colin Allred
- Will a tea party challenge work in Trump’s GOP? Kay Granger is going to find out
- These two House Democrats oppose abortion rights. It could cost them their seats
- Democrats in Congress brace for long primary fight
- Doug Jones, facing ‘lose-lose’ situation, opts to convict Trump
- Jeff Sessions’ return could be rocky, thanks to Trump
- Potential ballot confusion complicates California special election for Katie Hill’s seat
- Democrats try to expand House battlefield by targeting six more districts
- There’s no new map yet, but Democrats see opportunity in North Carolina
- Ideology and race could shape primaries in newly blue North Carolina districts