Primary elections are going on right now in Texas, the earliest in the nation so far in this midterm election season.
And national GOP leaders are worried early turnout is showing evidence of a growing ‘blue wave’ of Democrat voters surging to the polls.
If Democrats are even slightly more victorious tonight than predicted, the left will certainly point to it as evidence of an anti-Trump referendum and as a bellwether for what’s to come in the November general election.
Democrats have already been pointing to small victories in local elections around the nation as early evidence.
Texas, which has been traditionally deep red, has been under siege by the DNC for at least three presidential cycles.
Tonight will determine whether that is bearing any fruit.
Here’s more from Fox News…
The midterm election season officially kicks off on Tuesday, when Texas voters head to the polls for the nation’s first primary of 2018.
With early voting already suggesting a record turnout for Democrats, and widespread speculation about what effect an endorsement by President Trump will have on Republican candidates, the Texas primaries are being looked at as both a bellwether for the rest of the nation – and a sign the red state could be turning purple more quickly than expected.
“What these primaries really boil down to is one issue: Trump versus anti-Trump,” Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, told Fox News. “There is relatively little talk about the issues for either party. It’s a race to the margins. Democrats are all against the president, while with Republicans it’s about staying close to Trump, and whether that hurts or helps them.”