Michael Cloud takes apparent win in District 27 special election

Posted at 8:47 PM, Jun 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 21:47:16-04

With results tallied for District 27’s emergency special election, the winner appears to be Republican candidate Michael Cloud.

Election officials reported Cloud with 19,856 votes at time of writing, leading over Democrat Eric Holguin at 11,594 and the remaining nine candidates.

While results are not official yet, many have already called the election in Cloud’s favor, including Governor Greg Abbott, who congratulated Cloud on Twitter:

With the required majority, Cloud will now assume the seat formerly held by Blake Farenthold for what would have been the remainder of his term. No runoff election will be needed as a result.

However, voters will still decide who will hold the seat following that term, for the next full-term, in the November general election.