Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s ‘wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE congratulated Texas Democrats for their record primary turnout and said the state is poised to elect more Democrats.

“Texans are ready to elect more Democrats because they want leaders who will stand up for them and their values, not for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s divisive agenda that benefits wealthy corporations and the top 1% at the expense of working families,” Perez said in a statement.

Perez congratulated Texas Democrats for doubling their primary turnout from the last midterm primaries in 2014 and for competing in every congressional district in the state.

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More than 1 million Democrats voted in the Democratic primary in Texas on Tuesday, while 1.5 million Republicans turned out for their primary.

The increased Democratic turnout appears to reflect a national trend, with Democrats more enthusiastic about voting in the midterm elections.

“What’s happening in Texas is part of a national trend. All across the country, Democrats are competing and winning in deep-red states,” Perez said. “And we’re going to keep fighting for working families and winning elections everywhere in November and beyond.”

On Tuesday, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE (R) got 85 percent of the vote in the Republican primary, with more than 1.3 million votes. The winner of the Democratic primary, Beto O’Rourke, took more than 60 percent of the vote with 640,000 votes. The two will go head-to-head in the November midterm elections.

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Cruz has said he is taking O’Rourke’s challenge seriously and has already begun attacking him. On Tuesday night, he released a radio ad arguing that O’Rourke’s liberal views do not match those of Texas, which has long been a GOP stronghold.

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