Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Texas Democrats congratulate Mayor Slyvester Turner on his strong performance and advancing to the runoff. Under Mayor Turner’s leadership, the city of Houston has never been stronger. After facing the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Turner brought this community together to persevere. Now, families and workers in Houston are thriving. Mayor Turner has been the champion of a great, diverse, Democratic city where the doors of opportunity are open to all.
“Trump-style politics have no place in Houston. The vast majority of voters in Houston chose Democrats to lead their city forward. Tony Buzbee is trying to buy this election and is aligned with a Republican Party that has been defined by hate and extremism. Houston won’t stand for it and neither will Texas Democrats.”