Our Texas districts have been Gerrymandered until 2020 so we elect the most extreme candidates in the primaries - and the winner of the primary always wins the General - so the November voters might as well not show up because the game was decided in the March primary, not November as most people assume.
Who will be Texas Governor in 2014? Most likely whoever wins the GOP Primary race in MARCH 2014 - yes March, NOT November. However, the Democrats could run a good horse race - and might even have a dark horse chance as demographics shift the political sands. They really need a SLATE - including a Lt. Gov candidate since that's who really runs Texas, not the Governor.
I use my own experience with this system (when I ran in 3 primaries for Congress in TX22 in Texas) to illustrate my chapter on reforming our election system in "Better Times Ahead April Fool" in the Chapter "Predicting 9/11 and Running Against the Hammer"...at.