Where Are the CD 10 Votes?

Breakdown of the 2006 General Election

Where Are the CD 10 Votes?

The heaviest source of votes in this district is Travis County, although Harris and the rural counties have enough to dominate.

Almost half of McCaul's support came from Harris, with the rest more or less split between Travis and the rurals. Democrat Ankrum, on the other hand, was heavily dependent on Travis, which accounted for 58% of his support. (Interestingly, Libertarian Badnarik's support broke along almost the exact same county lines as Ankrum.)

If a Democratic candidate chooses to focus his campaign geographically, this leaves two strategies: work Harris and the rurals, or mine Travis for more? Larry Joe Doherty, confident of his reputation in Houston and the country, has chosen the latter, hoping to knock down McCaul's percentage here.

Travis Harris Rurals
Regional votes 74,352 65,514 36,889
% of distinct vote 42% 37% 21%
Winner, margin Ankrum, 56% McCaul, 71% McCaul, 61%
Where each candidate got his votes
McCaul (R) 28,576 (29%) 46,595 (48%) 22,555 (23%)
Ankrum (D) 41,351 (58%) 17,070 (24%) 12,994 (18%)
Badnarik (L) 4,425 (58%) 1,849 (24%) 1,340 (18%)

Breakdown of the 2006 General Election

County McCaul (R) Ankrum (D) Badnarik (L) % of TotalVotes
Travis 28,576 - 38% 41,351 - 56% 4,425 - 6% 42%
Bastrop 2,318 - 47% 2,378 - 48% 280 - 6% 3%
Burleson 1,780 - 54% 1,406 - 43% 105 - 3% 2%
Lee 2,354 - 59% 1,523 - 38% 131 - 3% 2%
Waller 4,555 - 59% 2,941 - 38% 233 - 3% 4%
Austin 5,229 - 68% 2,252 - 29% 202 - 3% 4%
Washington 6,319 - 69% 2,494 - 27% 389 - 4% 5%
Harris 46,595 - 71% 17,070 - 26% 1,849 - 3% 37%
Total 97,726 - 55% 71,415 - 40% 7,614 - 4% 100%

Past Results

2008 Primaries

Larry Joe Doherty (D) 51,977 61%
Dan Grant (D) 33,072 39%
Michael McCaul (R)(unopposed) 44,214 100%

2006 General

Michael McCaul (R) 97,726 55%
Ted Ankrum (D) 71,415 40%
Michael Badnarik (L) 7,614 4%

2004 General

Michael McCaul (R) 182,113 79%
Robert Fritsche (L) 35,569 15%
Lorenzo Sadun (D)W-I 13,961 6%

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