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Election results: Abbott, O'Rourke win primaries, to face off for governor
(Graphic by Laura Figi)

As Election Day results roll in for the primaries, the two candidates going head to head for governor this November are Beto O'Rourke and incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott.

In the primary elections, Texas voters cast ballots for members of Congress, governor, attorney general, lieutenant governor and more. A candidate must win over 50% of the total votes to win their primary; if a candidate with the most votes falls short of over 50% of the vote, they will head to a runoff with the next leading candidate. The general election will be held in November.

In the Democratic primary, 109,737 ballots (12.77% of registered voters) have been counted in Travis County; in the Republican primary, 47,345 ballots (5.51% of registered voters) were cast.

Here are statewide results as of 12 a.m. Wednesday. Travis County was completely counted.

U.S. House District 35, which includes East Austin and South I-35 to San Antonio: Former Council Member Greg Casar has been declared the winner of the Democratic primary.

(Greg Casar Campaign)

  • Democrats: Greg Casar (61.2%), Carla-Joy Sisco (7.7%), Rebecca Viagrán (15.5%), Eddie Rodriguez (15.6%)
  • Republicans:Dan McQueen (21.7%), Jenai Aragona (4.2%), Michael Rodriguez (12.8%), Asa George Kent Palagi (2.4%), Alejandro Ledezma (6.4%), Dan Sawatzki (10.3%), Sam Montoya (9.4%%), Bill Condict (12%), Jennifer Sundt (9.2%), Marilyn Jackson (11.5%)

U.S. House District 37, which includes the Western half of Austin: Rep. Lloyd Doggett has been declared the winner of the Democratic primary.

  • Democrats:Lloyd Doggett (79.2%), Donna Imam (17.8%), Quinton “Q” Beaubouef (1.1%), Chris Jones (2%)
  • Republicans: Jenny Garcia Sharon (46.8%), Jermiah Diacogiannis (25.4%), Rod Lingsch (27.8%)
Governor: While ballots in all Texas counties in Texas have not been counted, it has been determined Gov. Greg Abbott will face off with Beto O'Rourke in November.
  • Democrats: Beto O’Rourke (91.3%), Inocencio (Inno) Barrientez (1.3%), Michael Cooper (3%), Joy Diaz (3.2%), Rich Wakeland (1.3%)
  • Republicans:Greg Abbott (66.9%), Paul Belew (0.5%), Danny Harrison (0.5%), Kandy Kaye Horn (1.2%), Don Huffines (11.5%), Rick Perry (3.2%), Chad Prather (3.8%), Allen B. West (12.3%)
Lieutenant Governor:
  • Democrats:Mike Collier (42.4%), Michelle Beckley (29.9%), Carla Brailey (27.6%)
  • Republicans:Dan Patrick (74.8%), Trayce Bradford (6.2%), Todd M. Bullis (2.2%), Daniel Miller (9.4%), Aaron Sorrells (3.7%), Zach Vance (3.7%)
Attorney General: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is headed to a primary runoff against Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
  • Democrats:Rochelle Mercedes Garza (44.1%), Joe Jaworski (20%), Lee Merritt (18.5%), S. 'TBone' Raynor (5.3%), Mike Fields (12.1%)
  • Republicans:Ken Paxton (42.8%), Eva Guzman (17.7%), Louie Gohmert (17%), George P. Bush (22.5%)


A mortgage banker walks us through the math on purchasing a 'mid-price' Austin home

So you want to buy a house?

To anyone trying to get on the "housing ladder," it's been a discouraging couple of years as prices skyrocketed in a market crowded with buyers bidding against each other for just about any available home.

Things may be calming down, with the Austin Board of REALTORS reporting fewer sales and more available homes this summer.

Mortgage rates have more than doubled in the last year, from around 3% to well over 6% on a 30-year fixed rate loan, getting even more of a bump this week after the Federal Reserve raised bank rates on Wednesday.

So how affordable are homes right now? That, of course, depends on what you want and how much you're able or willing to pay, but here are some rough estimates of what a typical buyer would pay to buy a $650,000 home, which would be considered "mid-price" in today's market.

Mortgage banker Chris Holland (NMLS 211033) of Austin's Sente Mortgage ran some numbers for Austonia to illustrate a typical purchase.

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