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2020 United States Senate election in Texas
Template:Country data Texas
← 2014 November 3, 2020 2026 →
  John Cornyn (cropped).jpg
Nominee John Cornyn TBD
Party Republican Democratic Party (United States)

Incumbent U.S. senator

John Cornyn
Republican



Template:ElectionsTX

The general election for the 2020 United States Senate in Texas will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member to the United States Senate to represent the State of Texas, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican Senator John Cornyn is running for reelection to a fourth term.

Republican primary[edit source | edit]

Candidates[edit source | edit]

Nominee[edit source | edit]

Eliminated in the primary[edit source | edit]

  • Virgil Bierschwale, U.S. Navy veteran, software developer, realtor[2]
  • John Anthony Castro, attorney, author, businessman, entrepreneur[3][4][5][6][7]
  • Dwayne Stovall, bridge construction contractor, businessman[8]
  • Mark Yancey, businessman, Attacca International Executive, former owner of the Dallas Wings basketball team[9][10]

Declined[edit source | edit]

Endorsements[edit source | edit]

Template:Endorsements box

Polling[edit source | edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
Virgil
Bierschwale
John
Anthony
Castro
John
Cornyn
Dwayne
Stovall
Mark
Yancey
Undecided
University of Texas at St Tyler/Dallas News January 21–30, 2020 445 (LV) ±4.65% <1% 5% 62% 3% 1% 30%
Data for ProgressTemplate:Efn-ua January 16–21, 2020 687 (LV) 1% 0% 75% 2% 1% 22%

Results[edit source | edit]

Results by county
Republican primary results [16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Cornyn (incumbent) 1,470,669 76.04%
Republican Dwayne Stovall 231,104 11.95%
Republican Mark Yancey 124,864 6.46%
Republican John Anthony Castro 86,916 4.49%
Republican Virgil Bierschwale 20,494 1.06%
Total votes 1,934,047 100.0%

Democratic primary[edit source | edit]

2020 United States Senate Democratic Primary Runoff election in Texas
Template:Country data Texas
← 2014 July 14, 2020 2026 →
  MJHegar.jpg Hasan Ansari with Hon. State Senator Royce West (cropped).JPG
Nominee MJ Hegar Royce West
Party Democratic Party (United States) Democratic Party (United States)

Incumbent Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senator in 2014

David Alameel
Democratic Party (United States)



Candidates[edit source | edit]

Advanced to the runoff[edit source | edit]

Eliminated in the primary[edit source | edit]

Withdrawn[edit source | edit]

Declined[edit source | edit]

Endorsements[edit source | edit]

Template:Endorsements box Template:Endorsements box Template:Endorsements box Template:Endorsements box Template:Endorsements box Template:Endorsements box

First round[edit source | edit]

Debates[edit source | edit]

Host

network

Date Link(s) Participants
MJ

Hegar

Royce

West

Cristina

Tzintzún Ramirez

Annie

Garcia

Amanda Edwards Chris Bell Sema

Hernandez

Michael

Cooper

Victor Hugo

Harris

Adrian

Ocegueda

Jack Daniel Foster, Jr. D.R.

Hunter

KHOU-11 February 18, 2020 [40] Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Absent

Polling[edit source | edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
Chris
Bell
Amanda
Edwards
Annie
Garcia
MJ
Hegar
Sema
Hernandez
Cristina
Ramirez
Royce
West
Other Undecided
NBC News/Marist February 23–27, 2020 556 ± 5.3% 5% 7% 16% 5% 9% 8% 5%[lower-alpha 2] Template:Party shading/Undecided|34%
YouGov/University of Texas/Texas Tribune January 31 – February 9, 2020 575 (LV)[lower-alpha 3] ±4.09% 7% 6% 5% 22% 5% 9% 6% 40%[lower-alpha 4]
University of Texas at Tyler/Dallas News January 21–30, 2020 414 (LV) ± 4.8% 5% 4% 6% 9% 4% 4% 6% 12%[lower-alpha 5] Template:Party shading/Undecided|52%
Data for Progress[1]Template:Efn-ua January 16–21, 2020 684 (LV) ± 6.5% 8% 3% 4% 18% 3% 13% 12% 4%[lower-alpha 6] Template:Party shading/Undecided|34%[lower-alpha 7]
Texas Lyceum January 10–19, 2020 401 (LV) ± 4.89% 5% 6% 4% 11% 5% 7% 8% 35%[lower-alpha 8] Template:Party shading/Undecided|19%
December 6, 2019 Garcia announces her candidacy
Beacon Research (D) November 9–21, 2019 408 4% 6% 6% 13% 58%[lower-alpha 9]
University of Texas at Tyler November 5–14, 2019 427 ± 4.7% 7% 8% 9% 9% 8% 7% Template:Party shading/Undecided|52%
University of Texas/Texas Tribune October 18–29, 2019 541 ± 4.21% 3% 0% 12% 6% 4% 5% 13%[lower-alpha 10] Template:Party shading/Undecided|57%
University of Texas/Texas Tribune August 29 – September 8, 2019 550 ± 4.17% 2% 2% 11% 3% 3% 5% 2%[lower-alpha 11] Template:Party shading/Undecided|66%
Ragnar Research September 3–5, 2019 600 (LV) ± 3.9% 9% 10% 12% 10% 10% Template:Party shading/Undecided|49%
August 12, 2019 Ramirez announces her candidacy
Emerson College/Dallas Morning News August 1–3, 2019 400 (LV) ± 4.9% 6.6% 5.2% 9.9% 7.9% 19.1%[lower-alpha 12] Template:Party shading/Undecided|51.1%
July 22, 2019 West announces his candidacy
July 18, 2019 Edwards announces her candidacy
July 3, 2019 Bell announces his candidacy
April 23, 2019 Hegar announces her candidacy
Change Research April 18–22, 2019 1,578 ± 2.5% 5% 3% 3% 53%[lower-alpha 13] Template:Party shading/Undecided|33%
Public Policy Polling (D)Template:Efn-ua March 5–7, 2019 608 ± 4.0% 4% 2% 65%[lower-alpha 14] Template:Party shading/Undecided|29%

Results[edit source | edit]

Initial round results by county
Democratic primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] MJ Hegar 411,369 22.37%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Royce West 267,236 14.53%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez 244,004 13.27%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Annie "Mamá" Garcia 190,342 10.35%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Amanda Edwards 184,467 10.03%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Chris Bell 156,238 8.49%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Sema Hernandez 136,549 7.42%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Michael Cooper 90,990 4.95%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Victor Hugo Harris 59,018 3.21%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Adrian Ocegueda 40,929 2.23%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Jack Daniel Foster, Jr. 31,425 1.71%
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] D.R. Hunter 26,691 1.45%
Total votes 1,839,258 100.0%

Runoff[edit source | edit]

Polling[edit source | edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
MJ
Hegar
Royce
West
Other Undecided
TargetPoint (R)Template:Efn-ua July 8, 2020 830 (LV) ± 3.2% 39% 35% 26%
Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler June 29 – July 7, 2020 829 (LV) ± 3.4% 35% 22% 11% 32%
Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler April 18–27, 2020 447 (RV) ± 4.6% 32% 16% 7% Template:Party shading/Undecided|44%
Data for Progress[2]Template:Efn-ua January 16–21, 2020 684 (LV) ± 6.5% 48% 19% 33%
Ragnar Research September 3–5, 2019 600 (LV) ± 3.9% 26% 24% Template:Party shading/Undecided|50%

Debates[edit source | edit]

Host

network

Date Link(s) Participants
MJ

Hegar

Royce

West

KXAN-TV June 6, 2020 [41] Present Present
KVUE June 29, 2020 [42] Present Present
Hypothetical polling
with MJ Hegar and Chris Bell
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
MJ
Hegar
Chris
Bell
Undecided
Ragnar Research September 3–5, 2019 600 (LV) ± 3.9% 28% 21% Template:Party shading/Undecided|50%
with MJ Hegar and Amanda Edwards
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
MJ
Hegar
Amanda
Edwards
Undecided
Data for Progress[3]Template:Efn-ua January 16–21, 2020 684 (LV) ± 6.5% 42% 16% 42%
with MJ Hegar and Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
MJ
Hegar
Cristina
Ramirez
Undecided
Data for Progress[4]Template:Efn-ua January 16–21, 2020 684 (LV) ± 6.5% 32% 33% Template:Party shading/Undecided|35%

Results[edit source | edit]

Democratic primary Runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] MJ Hegar
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Royce West
Total votes 100.0%

Other candidates[edit source | edit]

Libertarian Party[edit source | edit]

Candidates[edit source | edit]

Declared[edit source | edit]
Withdrawn[edit source | edit]

Results[edit source | edit]

Libertarin convention results
Party Candidate Votes %
style="background-color: Template:Libertarian Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Libertarian Party (United States)|Template:Libertarian Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Wes Benedict
style="background-color: Template:Libertarian Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Libertarian Party (United States)|Template:Libertarian Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Kerry McKennon
Total votes 100.0%

People Over Politics Party[edit source | edit]

Nominee[edit source | edit]

  • Cedric Jefferson[46]

Human Rights Party[edit source | edit]

Nominee[edit source | edit]

Independents[edit source | edit]

Declared[edit source | edit]

  • Tim Smith[46]
  • Arjun Srinivasan[46]
  • Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla, educator and candidate for Austin city council in 2014[47]
  • Krisjiannis Vittato, teacher and ex-filmmaker[48]

General election[edit source | edit]

Predictions[edit source | edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[49] Template:USRaceRating June 18, 2020
Inside Elections[50] Template:USRaceRating July 10, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[51] Template:USRaceRating April 30, 2020
Daily Kos[52] Template:USRaceRating June 4, 2020
Politico[53] Template:USRaceRating April 19, 2020
RCP[54] Template:USRaceRating July 2, 2020
Niskanen[55] Template:USRaceRating April 28, 2020

Endorsements[edit source | edit]

Template:Endorsements box

Template:Endorsements box

Template:Endorsements box

Polling[edit source | edit]

with MJ Hegar
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
John
Cornyn (R)
MJ
Hegar (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/YouGov July 7–10, 2020 1,179 (LV) ± 3.4% 44% 36% 5%[lower-alpha 15] 15%
Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler June 29 – July 7, 2020 1,677 (LV) ± 2.4% 42% 29% 5% 22%
Public Policy Polling June 24–25, 2020 729 (RV) ± 3.6% 42% 35% 23%
FOX News June 20–23, 2020 1,001 (RV) ± 3.0% 46% 36% 6%[lower-alpha 16] 12%
Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler April 18–27, 2020 1,183 (RV) ± 2.9% 37% 24% 6% 34%
NBC News/Marist February 23–27, 2020 2,409 (RV) ± 2.5% 49% 41% 1% 10%
Beacon Research (D) November 9–21, 2019 601 (RV) 44% 30% 26%
Emerson College April 25–28, 2019 799 ± 3.4% 29% 12% 16%[lower-alpha 17] Template:Party shading/Undecided| 44%
with Royce West
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
John
Cornyn (R)
Royce
West (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/YouGov July 7–10, 2020 1,182 (LV) ± 3.4% 43% 37% 4%[lower-alpha 18] 15%
Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler June 29 – July 7, 2020 1,677 (LV) ± 2.4% 43% 28% 6% 23%
FOX News June 20–23, 2020 1,001 (RV) ± 3.0% 47% 37% 6%[lower-alpha 19] 11%
Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler April 18–27, 2020 1,183 (RV) ± 2.85% 35% 24% 7% 34%
Beacon Research (D) November 9–21, 2019 601 (RV) 45% 33% 22%
Hypothetical polling
with Chris Bell
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
John
Cornyn (R)
Chris
Bell (D)
Other Undecided
Beacon Research (D) November 9–21, 2019 601 (RV) 45% 30% 25%
with Sema Hernandez
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
John
Cornyn (R)
Sema
Hernandez (D)
Other Undecided
Beacon Research (D) November 9–21, 2019 601 (RV) 45% 29% 26%
with Beto O'Rourke
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
John
Cornyn (R)
Beto
O'Rourke (D)
Other Undecided
Beacon Research (D) November 9–21, 2019 601 (RV) 46% 42% 12%
Quinnipiac University February 20–25, 2019 1,222 ± 3.4% 46% 46% 1% 6%
Public Policy Polling (D)Template:Efn-ua February 13–14, 2019 743 ± 3.6% 47% 45% 8%
Atlantic Media & Research (R)Template:Efn-ua January 5–11, 2019 504 ± 4.4% 50% 37%
with generic Democrat
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
John
Cornyn (R)
Generic
Democrat (D)
Other Undecided
Univision/UH February 21–26, 2020 1,004 (RV) ± 3.4% 43% 41% 16%
Data for Progress January 16–21, 2020 1,486 (LV) 50% 42% 2%[lower-alpha 20] 7%
Beacon Research (D) November 9–21, 2019 601 (RV) 46% 44% 10%
Univision/UH August 1 – September 6, 2019 1,004 (RV) ± 3.4% 41% 40% 19%
with generic Opponent
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
John
Cornyn (R)
Generic
Opponent
Other Undecided
Quinnipiac September 4–9, 2019 1,410 (RV) ± 3.1% 23% 35%[lower-alpha 21] Template:Party shading/Undecided|43%[lower-alpha 22]
with generic Republican and generic Democrat
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[lower-alpha 1]
Margin
of error
Generic
Republican (R)
Generic
Democrat (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling June 18–19, 2020 907 (V) ± 3% 47% 45% 8%

Results[edit source | edit]

Template:Election box candidate minor partyTemplate:Election box candidate minor partyTemplate:Election box total
United States Senate election in Texas, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Cornyn (incumbent)
style="background-color: Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Democratic Party (United States)|Template:Democratic Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] TBA
style="background-color: Template:Libertarian Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Libertarian Party (United States)|Template:Libertarian Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] TBA
style="background-color: Template:Independent (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Independent (United States)|Template:Independent (United States)/meta/shortname]] Arjun Srinivasan
style="background-color: Template:Independent (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Independent (United States)|Template:Independent (United States)/meta/shortname]] Tim Smith
style="background-color: Template:Independent (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Independent (United States)|Template:Independent (United States)/meta/shortname]] Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla
style="background-color: Template:Independent (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Independent (United States)|Template:Independent (United States)/meta/shortname]] Krisjiannis Vittato

Notes[edit source | edit]

Partisan clients
Additional candidates and voter samples
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  2. Michael Cooper with 4%, other with 1%
  3. Additional data sourced by FiveThirtyEight
  4. The five remaining candidates or "someone else" with 34%; refused with 6%
  5. Michael Cooper, Jack Daniel Foster Jr. and Victor Hugo Harris with 3%; D.R. Hunter with 2%; Adrian Ocegueda with 1%
  6. Michael Cooper with 2%; Victor Hugo Harris and Adrian Ocegueda with 1%; Jack Daniel Foster Jr., D.R. Hunter, and "not voting" with 0%
  7. Leaning towards no one candidate, but not leaning towards not voting
  8. Michael Cooper and Victor Hugo Harris with 5%; Adrian Ocegueda with 2%; Jack Daniel Foster Jr. and D.R. Hunter with 0%; other with 6%; none of the above with 17%
  9. Beto O'Rourke with 58%
  10. Michael Cooper with 4%; Jack Daniel Foster Jr. with 2%; Adrian Ocegueda with 1%; someone else with 6%
  11. Michael Cooper with 2%
  12. "Someone else" with 19.1%
  13. Joaquin Castro with 43%; Michael Cooper with 4%; Kim Olson, and Veronica Escobar with 3%; Sylvia Garcia, Clay Jenkins, and Sri Preston Kulkarni with 2%; Rafael Anchia and Lizzie Pannill Fletcher with 1%; Mark Strama with 0%
  14. Joaquin Castro with 42%, Wendy Davis with 19%, Michael Cooper with 4%
  15. "Someone else" with 4%; would not vote with 1%
  16. "Other" with 3%; would not vote with 3%
  17. "Someone else" with 16%
  18. "Someone else" with 3%; would not vote with 1%
  19. "Other" and would not vote with 3%
  20. Would not vote with 2%
  21. "Would definitely not vote for Cornyn" with 35%
  22. "Would consider voting for Cornyn" with 30%; "Don't know/no answer" with 13%

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