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Texas Election Summary
Texans smashed midterm voter turnout records this election cycle, casting more ballots during the early voting period than they did in the entire 2014 election. Greg Abbott was re-elected governor with a vote of 55.8% to 42.5% over former Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez. Ted Cruz held on to defeat Beto O'Rourke 50.89% to 48.31%. All other statewide seats remained Republican, though by much closer margins than have been the norm.
Republicans lost two seats in the Senate (Huffines and Burton) and 12 seats in the House, but still maintain a majority of 19 to 12 in the Senate and 83 to 67 in the House. This means, hypothetically, nine Republicans could join with the Democratic caucus to choose the next Speaker.
The Republican losses in the Senate and House were confined to three areas: Dallas/Tarrant/Denton Counties (Dallas/Fort Worth), Travis/Williamson/Hays Counties (Austin/Central Texas), and Harris County (Houston).
See the results of the Texas 2018 midterm election here via the Texas Tribune. 
Election 2018: Party Control Switches in House and Republicans Build on Majority in Senate, Farm Bill Still in Play This Year
via NAAA - Tuesday's election results saw Democrats regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, picking up at least 27 seats, with their margin expected to grow in the days ahead as close races are called. Senate Republicans were able to pad their current majority, despite losing a close race in Nevada, by picking up seats in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota. Additionally, Republicans lead in Florida and Arizona, but both races are too close to call. 

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TAAA Annual Convention and Exhibition
January 9-11, 2019
The Westin Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas

Registration Is Now Open!!! 
**Be sure to renew your dues to ensure the member rate**

The  LIVE AUCTION will now be taking place  Wednesday, January 9th, during the Welcome Reception from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall . If you are interested in donating an auction item, contact Lorena via email at [email protected]   Please attach a photo and/or description of the item you plan to donate. You can v iew the Agenda at a Glance  here !


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The Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market St,  San Antonio, TX 78205
RESERVATION METHOD:  Contact Westin Riverwalk Hotel online here or directly at 1-888-627-8396, and ask for the special rate for Texas Agriculture Aviation Association / TAAA. 
ROOM DETAILS : Standard room block rate starts at $155.00 plus tax per night.  For a complete hotel description and list of amenities, please click  here

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2019 TAAA Annual Convention & Exhibit
January 9-11, 2019
San Antonio, TX 
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