Ex-NFL running back and ESPN announcer Craig James has endorsed former opponent David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for a vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Political candidates are filing their last minute paperwork to take part in the May 29 primary.
Following arguments over redistricting before the U.S. Supreme Court, the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas says the state might be forced to hold two primary elections.
The U.S. Supreme Court may have put state redistricting plans on hold, but Dallas County residents are a big step closer to being able to vote in a primary election in 2012, at least for county offices such as commissioner or Justice of the Peace.
Elba Garcia defeated longtime Dallas County Commissioner Ken Mayfield in Tuesday’s election. Mayfield’s seat was pivotal to establish Republican control over the Commissioner’s Court. But with the additions of Democrats Garcia and Clay Jenkins, the politics of the court may change.