Runoff Voters Were in Mood to Oust Incumbents

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The message from Texas runoff voters? Out with incumbents.  Though the biggest election news on Tuesday night was former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz’s defeat of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican race for U.S. Senate, there was a jaw-dropping ousting of elected officials up and down the ballot — particularly in the Texas House. From emergency room doctor and political outsider Donna Campbell’s win over state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, to Supreme Court Justice David Medina‘s upset at the hands of former district court judge John Devine, to the commanding defeats of state Reps. Sid MillerChuck Hopson and Jim Landtroop, here’s a look at how the votes fell in key races across the state.

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