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Report for government lobbyists, officials, Texas government affairs consultants, and interested parties from Capitol Inside on Senate Races of note for the 2012 Fall elections.
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#1 Senate District 25
An exciting battle between incumbent Republican Jeff Wentworth and Elizabeth Ames Jones and Donna Campbell. Jones and Campbell are well funded.
#2 Senate District 9
GOP legislator Chris Harris is stepping down. Republicans Kelly Hancock and Todd Smith vying for the seat.
#3 Senate District 30
Incumbent Republican Craig Estes seeks re-election against Jim Herblin, a touch opponent and also a Republican. This rate is already getting intense.
#4 Senate District 11
Republican Mike Jackson has decided to run for Congress, which leaves an empty seat. Currently there is a tight race between three hopefuls – Daniel McCool, Larry Taylor, and Dave Norman – all Republicans.
#5 Senate District 4
Former Republican senator Mike Galloway initiates a primary fight with Tommy Williams, incumbent from the Woodlands.
#6 Senate District 3
Robert Nichols (Incumbent Republican) has his hands full with Tea Party leader from East Texas, Tammy Blair.
#7 Senate District 5
Steve Ogden, arguably the most powerful state senator in Texas is ending his career in the Senate, opening a seat being contested by Republicans Charles Schwertner and Bend Bius.
#8 Senate District 31
Randy Rives is accusing GOP incumbent Kel Selinger of not being a true conservative in this hotly contested race.