Winegarner and Jackson advance to Republican Party primary runoff in Texas’ 13th Congressional District

Josh Winegarner and Ronny Jackson advanced to a May 26 Republican runoff from a field of 15 candidates in Texas’ 13th Congressional District. As of 1:50 a.m. Eastern Time on Mar. 4, 99% of precincts had reported. Winegarner led with 39.8% of the vote, followed by Jackson with 20.2% and Chris Ekstrom with 15.5%.
President Donald Trump (R) and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) endorsed Jackson. Incumbent Rep. Mac Thornberry and U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) endorsed Winegarner.
Democrats have a 232-197 advantage over Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. There is one independent member, and there are five vacancies. Currently, if Republicans win 18 Democratic-controlled districts in the November general election, they will win control of the House. If Democrats hold as many districts, they will maintain their control of the chamber.