Recap of big races KXAN tracked during the March 6 primary

KXAN Staff - AUSTIN (KXAN) -- KXAN followed several big races this Primary Election Day.

Congressional District 21

One of the hottest races in Texas is the 21st Congressional District, which covers Austin, San Antonio and the Hill Country. When Republican Congressman Lamar Smith announced he wasn't running for reelection, people started queueing up for the chance to take his seat.

Current unofficial results as of 9:33 a.m. Wednesday show Chip Roy leading the pack for the Republican nomination with 27.05 percent of the vote. Matt McCall and William Negly followed with similar totals of 16.93 percent and 15.53 percent, respectively, with all precincts reporting. Which means Roy and McCall will head to a runoff election in May.

On the Democratic side, Mary Street Wilson is leading with 30.92 percent and Joseph Kopser isn't far behind with 28.98 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. The two will also head to a runoff election in May to determine who will head to the General Election

Texas House District 46

Dawnna Dukes is on her way out.

House District 46, which has been served by Dukes, has been mired in controversies relating to Dukes' absenteeism and dropped criminal charges.

Travis County preliminary voting totals show Jose "Chito" Vela and Sheryl Cole leading the pack with 39.57 percent and 38.23 percent of the vote, respectively. Incumbent Dukes currently has 10.16 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Vela and Cole are heading into a runoff election in May for the Democratic nomination.

Land Commissioner

Incumbent George P. Bush bested his predecessor Jerry Patterson to keep the GOP nomination. Patterson wanted his job back but it didn't happen this time around. Voting numbers showed Bush had a significant lead of 58.18 percent of the votes compared to Patterson's 29.69 percent. It appears Bush will meet Democratic candidate Miguel Suazo in the General Election. As of 9:33 a.m., 7,644 of 7,677 precincts had reported their results.

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