Monday, February 25, 2013

Senate District 6

We come to our first Democratic State Senate seat, District 6.  In it's early incarnations back in the 80s, now-Congressman Gene Green held this Houston seat.  In 1992, Green moves on from the State Senate and Republican Dan Shelley wins the seat.  Unfortunately for Shelley, 2 years later he got struck by the redistricting plague and decided to not run.  That handed the seat to Mario Gallegos, Jr.  Gallegos never faced a Republican opponent until 2008.  Sadly Gallegos died this year, leaving this seat vacant, but he went out on a win, beating his Republican opponent 71% - 29%.

The new Senator for this district is going to be either State Rep. Carol Alvarado or former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, both Democrats.


Obama - 66.4%; 89,849
Romney - 32.5%; 43,931

U.S. Senate
Sadler - 63.8%; 84,914
Cruz - 33.9%; 45,140

Which state will it be?

For the 2012 election, the state that matches the presidential margin the best is Vermont.  Obama's margin in that state was 35.6%; his margin in SD 6 was 33.9%.  Sadler won SD 6 by 29.9%.

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