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Wed May 13, 2020, 09:32 PM

Six candidates, including two well-known Democrats, file in special Texas Senate election to replace



Six candidates, including two well-known Democrats, file in special Texas Senate election to replace Kirk Watson


by Cassandra Pollock
May 13, 2020

Six candidates, including some well-known Austin-area politicians, have filed to run for the July 14 special election to replace retired Democratic state Sen. Kirk Watson, according to the Texas secretary of state’s office.

Candidates had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file to run for the seat.

State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, a longtime Austin Democrat, and former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt are widely considered the two most prominent candidates for Texas Senate District 14, a historically Democratic seat that covers Bastrop County and parts of Travis County.

Rodriguez has served in the House since 2003 and has support from most of Travis County’s state House delegation. And Eckhardt, whose last day as county judge was Tuesday, has helped to oversee the community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Two Republicans are also running for the Senate seat: Don Zimmerman, a former Austin City Council member, and Waller Thomas Burns II, who initially filed as an independent.

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/05/13/texas-2020-election-senate-district-14-kirk-watson-austin-replacement/


Dang...I must have been asleep at the wheel..Special election......

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Wed May 13, 2020, 10:02 PM

1. The coronavirus over shadows everything.

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