HOUSTON, July 15, 2020 – Five Republican candidates won their primary runoff elections tonight and will be added to the general election ballot in Harris County on November 3, 2020, including Troy Nehls in Texas's 22nd Congressional District, Wendell Champion in Texas's 18th Congressional District, Terry Adams for 1st Court of Appeals, Place 5, Joe Danna for Harris County Sheriff, and Russ Ridgeway for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1.
"Congratulations to our outstanding Republican nominees who won their primary runoff elections and to all of the candidates who stepped up to to carry the Republican banner to victory in Harris County and across Texas," said Harris County Republican Party Chairman Paul Simpson. "From a two-term County sheriff, to a West Point graduate and Army veteran, and an accomplished appellate attorney, Republicans have recruited highly talented candidates who have what it takes to keep Texas red in November, and we're more determined than ever to elect conservatives from the White House to the Courthouse."
Tonight, we also saw Democrat opponents emerge in races across Texas who will face strong conservative incumbents this November, including U.S. Senator John Cornyn (Texas) and U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10).
"The heated Texas Senate Democrat Primary race the past few months exemplifies the disarray and lack of unity throughout the Democrat Party across Texas and the nation," said Chairman Simpson. "MJ Hegar may have won the battle within her own dysfunctional party, but her liberal agenda increasing taxes on businesses, destroying energy jobs, and expanding government-run healthcare won't fly with Texas voters this fall. Just as MJ Hegar said after her own performance in last month's Democratic debate, 'John Cornyn is the person who won tonight' and he's well-positioned for victory in November."
"Radical Mike Siegel is far too extreme for the voters of Texas’s 10th Congressional District," said Chairman Simpson. "Siegel is openly campaigning to destroy the critical Texas oil and gas sector with the Green New Deal. He wants to eradicate thousands of jobs across the state and make America dependent on Middle Eastern energy. He is a Bernie bro ideologue who will put ideological purity over compromise every time – making decisions to align with the radical left rather than the best interest of the people of Texas."