AUSTIN, Texas | School shooting not likely to decide Texas runoff races
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ primary runoff will test whether the national Democratic Party’s establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump.
It will also set up November races where Democrats hope to flip three Republican-held U.S. House seats, a once unthinkable total in such a conservative state. And the party will learn its gubernatorial nominee, even if Republican Gov. Greg Abbott looks unbeatable.
But one Democratic issue not expected to resonate is gun control, even though balloting comes four days after a shooting killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School near Houston.