Fletcher moved on Tuesday night to the runoff. Her opponent was not immediately clear as votes were still being counted.
Culberson’s district is a key target for national Democrats trying to win back the U.S. House in November. In a sign of its importance, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took the unusual step of slamming one of Fletcher’s opponents, Laura Moser. A DCCC spokeswoman accused Moser of previously expressing "outright disgust for life in Texas," in hopes of driving voters to others running in the primary.
The race to replace a Texas congressman who’s not seeking re-election amid allegations of sexual harassment is headed to a primary runoff.
Republicans Bech Bruun and Michael Cloud advanced Tuesday from a five-candidate field in the South Texas congressional district that currently represented by U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold.
Farenthold announced in December he wouldn’t seek re-election amid pressure from fellow Republicans. He did so while denying 3-year-old accusations that he’d subjected a former aide to sexually suggestive comments.