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Political campaign signs stand outside a polling station in Austin, Texas, United States March 5, 2018 ahead of the first statewide U.S. primary, which will be held in Texas.  REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz - RC15436EB9B0
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Takeaways from the Texas primaries

Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck analyzes the results of the Texas primaries, where a record number of women not only ran for office but also either won their primary or advanced to a runoff election. Kamarck also discusses party faction trends for the Democratic and Republican parties, including the number of progressive, Tea Party, or conservative candidates.

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Elaine C. Kamarck is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates. She is a member of the Democratic National Committee and a superdelegate to the Democratic convention.

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