Former State Rep. Paul Sadler easily defeated retired educator Grady Yarbrough for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
Sadler will face Ted Cruz who won the Republican nomination this evening.
Sadler supports marriage equality.
The last Democrat elected to the Senate in Texas was Lloyd Bentsen in 1988.
In another Democratic race, Linda Mrosko won the nomination for U.S. House District 5. She faces incumbent Rep. Jeb Hensarling.