by Mary Tuma
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If you didn’t cast a ballot during the early voting period (Monday, May 19— Friday, May 23) then you have until 7 p.m. to head to the polls. (If you still have voting-day questions call 210-335-VOTE (8683) or visit Bexar County Elections to get them answered.)
And as you see the results come trickling in tonight, here are a few questions to ponder ahead of the final tally: Will Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kesha Rogers, denounced by her own party for her anti-Obama views, embarrass Democrats with a win over well-financed Dallas dentist David Alameel? Could this mark the end of the road for Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who has once been defeated by a Tea Party favorite—U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in his 2012 Senate bid? Moreover, will we see Tea Party candidates— like ultra-conservative state Senators Dan Patrick (R-Houston), running for lieutenant governor and Ken Paxton (R-McKinney), vying for attorney general—upset the more moderate choices?
And locally, with the split runoff for Bexar County Commissioner Pct. 4, we’re wondering: Will SAISD trustee and former council woman Debra Guerrero’s controversial past impact her chances at the polls over Eastside organizer Tommy Calvert in the Democratic runoff? And will Kirby Mayor Timothy Wilson’s brand of moderate Republicanism hurt him among voters and result in a win for opponent Alan Baxter of Windcrest on the GOP side?
Stay tuned. Check back with sacurrent.com for election results later this evening.