SD8

SD8

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Overview

Who & Where

Ken Paxton

District Outlook
On August 1, 2013, Senator Paxton announced his intention to run statewide for Attorney General. With the seat up for election in 2014, State Rep. Van Taylor announced on August 2nd that he intends to run for the open Senate seat.

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 794,900 572,635 466,925
Anglo 58.8% 62.0% 71.7%
Hispanic 16.2% 14.2% 8.7%
Afr-Am 10.9% 10.1% 9.7%
Other 14.4% 13.9%
Asian 8.3%

2012 Election Analysis

441,969 Registered Voters
28,277 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
303,092 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 61.7% Barack Obama 36.6%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 61.0% Paul Sadler 35.9%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 62.4% Dale Henry 33.3%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 60.1% Michele Petty 35.6%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 61.1% Keith Hampton 35.3%
State Senate Ken Paxton 62.3% Jack Ternan 34.6%

2010 Election Analysis

431,040 Registered Voters
25,875 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
161,434 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 61.3% Bill White 36.0%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 68.0% Linda Chavez-Thompson 28.7%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 67.9% Barbara Radnofsky 29.8%
Comptroller Susan Combs 85.3%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 68.1% Hector Uribe 28.7%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 67.3% Hank Gilbert 29.2%
RR Commish David Porter 65.6% Jeff Weems 30.3%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 67.8% Jim Sharp 29.2%
Supreme Court Paul Green 67.3% Bill Moody 29.6%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 67.4% Blake Bailey 28.8%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 66.8% Keith Hampton 30.2%

Redistricting

2011 Redistricting


2001 Redistricting

News Results

Texas AG Ken Paxton's fallout from indictment may taint Ted Cruz - Dallas Morning News
Breitbart News
Texas AG Ken Paxton's fallout from indictment may taint Ted CruzDallas Morning NewsWASHINGTON ? When it comes to handing out endorsements, Sen. Ted Cruz has been fairly selective. This week, one of the handful of Texas officeholders he helped elect ? Attorney General Ken Paxton ? turned himself in to Collin County authorities on ...Understanding the Charges Against Texas Attorney General Ken PaxtonBreitbart NewsTexas AG Ken Paxton Indicted on Fraud Charges, Reports to JailMyHighPlainsTexas attorney general indicted on securities fraudCNNFinancialbuzz.com -New York Times -San Antonio Express-News (subscription)all 911 news articles »
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That Sinking Feeling - The Texas Observer
The Texas Observer
That Sinking FeelingThe Texas ObserverOn a muggy summer night outside the fortress-like Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in North Texas, Valerie Herrington, a member of the McKinney Tea Party, wants the world to know she's made up her mind about Attorney General Ken Paxton's legal ...
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Rangel: Paxton's problems could plague Texas GOP - Amarillo.com
Rangel: Paxton's problems could plague Texas GOPAmarillo.comIt won't be the trial of the century, but the legal problems of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton could become, if nothing else, a major distraction, not just for his office, but for top officials in the state government. This has been evident since ...Texas Asks Full Appeals Court to Hear Voter ID CaseGilmer Mirrorall 4 news articles »
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Senate Districts

District SD1, SD2, SD3, SD4, SD5, SD6, SD7, SD8, SD9, SD10, SD11, SD12, SD13, SD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD20, SD21, SD22, SD23, SD24, SD25, SD26, SD27, SD28, SD29, SD30, SD31