UPDATED 7:30PT — Sat. June 30, 2018
Victoria County Republican Party chair Michael Cloud clinches a win in Texas’ 27th district, replacing former Representative Blake Farenthold.
Cloud took home roughly 54 percent of the vote, beating out eight other candidates and avoiding a potential runoff election.
The longtime conservative ran on a “drain the swamp” agenda, as well as being pro-life and pro-second amendment.
Texas will hold midterm primaries for the seat this November.