ELECTION 2022 | Voters pick candidates in high-profile state races

Tuesday’s election day was a busy one, with voters across the region picking candidates in multiple national and state races in Arkansas and Texas.

Outside of the Arkansas gubernatorial primaries, a headliner was the U.S. Senate Republican primary in Arkansas. Incumbent John Boozman, who received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, fired three all-comers from former New England patriot Jake Bequette, who filed a misspelling complaint on his name on the ballots in two counties, journalist Jan Morgan and Navy veteran Heath Loftis. net.

Among the Democrats, Natalie James beat out Dan Whitfield and Jack E. Foster for a chance to face Boozman in the general election.

In Texas, the attorney general’s partisan playoffs came amid a Monday report about the seven-year delay in the trial of incumbent Ken Paxton, who was charged with securities fraud in 2015. Still, Paxton has brought an election closer to a third term by winning his party’s nomination against Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

Rochelle Garza triumphed over Joe Jaworski to represent the Democrats for the best lawyer in Texas.

The general election is November 8.

See Thursday’s edition of the Gazette for full election results.


The Republican primary for lieutenant governor drew the most candidates of any contested race in Arkansas and Texas. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was the winner predicted by presstime on Tuesday. The estate also included former state GOP chairman Doyle Webb, state senator Jason Rapert, attorney Chris Bequette (ex-husband of former figure skating champion Debi Thomas), doctor Greg Bledsoe and Washington County Judge Joseph Wood.

Kelly Ross Krout is the only Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. Libertarian Frank Gilbert won his party’s nomination in February.

The following results were as of 11 p.m. Tuesday:

Republican primaries

Attorney General: Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin defeated Leon Jones Jr.

Secretary of State: incumbent John Thurston beat Eddie Joe Williams

State Treasurer: State Representative Mark Lowery defeated State Senator Matthew W. Pitsch

Democratic primaries

Secretary of State: Anna Beth Gorman led Josh Price

Non-partisan elections

Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, Pos. 2: Associate Supreme Court Justice Robin Wynne led Justice Chris Carnahan and David Sterling

Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, Pos. 6: Supreme Court Justice Karen Baker led Justice Gunner DeLay


Statewide elections in the Lone Star State were the second round of the state primaries in March – the first of the year in the country.

Republican primaries

Land Commissioner: Dawn Buckingham beat Tim Westley

Railway Commissioner: Incumbent Wayne Christian beat Sarah Stogner

Democratic primaries

Lieutenant Governor: Mike Collier led Michelle Beckley

Land Commissioner: Sandgrace Martinez ran Jay Kleberg

Controller: Janet T. Dudding defeated Angel Luis Vega

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