Light turnout expected in Texas runoff election

April 13, 2010 5:35:41 AM PDT
Party primaries in some state and local races are about to get decided in a runoff election. Texas polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Turnout is expected to be light.

In the only statewide race on the ballot, ex-legislator and evangelical speaker Rick Green faces longtime family law judge Debra Lehrmann in a Republican runoff for a Texas Supreme Court nomination.

The winner faces Democrat Jim Sharp in November.

In other races, voters will pick between two GOP State Board of Education candidates. They'll also decide party nominees in seven congressional runoffs and nine legislative runoffs.

Many Democratic and Republican primary contests, including nominations for governor, were settled March 2.