Conaway, Cruz sail to victories
November 06, 2012, 11:00 pm by Frank L. Graham
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Dist. 11, handily defeated their opponents in Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial returns.
Llano County and the state also gave presidential hopeful Mitt Romney the nod, but President Barack Obama won another term, unofficial returns throughout the country showed.
Llano County voters chose Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz over his Democratic challenger Paul Sadler, 75.94 percent to 21.13 percent. Cruz received 7,174 votes from Llano County voters and Sadler received 1,996. Libertarian candidate John Jay Myers received 201 votes or 2.13 percent and Green Party candidate David B. Collins received 36 votes in Llano County.
With 5,401 of 9,150 precincts reporting statewide, Cruz led challenger Paul Sadler almost two to one, Cruz had 3.74 million votes to Sadler’s 2.56 million.
Llano County turned out 66.2 percent of registered voters, according to the Secretary of State’s website. There were 14 provisional ballots in the county.
The U.S Representative from District 11 also had a landslide of votes in Llano County. Mike Conaway got 79.05 percent of the vote or 7,420 from Llano County voters. Democrat challenger Jim Riley got 1,682 votes or 17.92 percent. Libertarian candidate Scott J. Ballard got 285 votes.Serving in his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Mike Conaway has earned the reputation as "a voice of reason” in Washington. Conaway represents the 11th Congressional District of Texas consisting of 36 counties in Central and West Texas including Midland, Odessa, San Angelo and Llano.
Read the full results in Wednesday's Llano County Journal.
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