Over the weekend, the Tarrant County Candidate Fair was held in Hurst. The event has become a biennial opportunity for candidates to meet and greet potential Republican primary voters in the state’s largest Republican county.

Those same voters also get the opportunity to weigh in on their favorites for positions from governor to state representative.

Topping the poll for governor was incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, with 45 percent, short of a majority. Allen West led the challengers with 25 percent, with Don Huffines close behind at 21 percent.

Incumbent Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took a decisive win with 61 percent. Trayce Bradford came in second with 24 percent.

The race for attorney general was much closer. Incumbent Ken Paxton eked out the lead with 30 percent, with U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert coming in second place with 29 percent.

The full results of the Tarrant County straw poll can be viewed here.

Early voting in the primary elections begins on February 14. Election Day is March 1.


Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens


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