Rick Noriega 32
Gene Kelly 15
Ray McMurrey 8
Rhett Smith 3
State representative Rick Noriega has the lead in the Texas Democratic Senate primary but many voters remain undecided a week out from the primary. Gene Kelly, a perennial candidate for office in Texas who benefits largely from a good name, is in second place.
Noriega is doing very well with Hispanic voters, among whom he leads 53-12. With white voters and black voters he has just an eight point advantage, 25-17 and 22-14 respectively. He is strongest with voters whose top issue is the economy, health care, or the war.
Noriega needs to get about 45% of the votes of the undecideds to avoid a runoff.
Full results here.