COMMENTARY by BRAD ROLLINS
To be fair, she had words. She just couldn’t arrange them into meaningful sentences.
Incumbent State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, meanwhile, fought off charges that he is insufficiently conservative during a Republican Party primary cycle in which the mere RINO allegation has proved to be politically fatal across the state. Going head-to-head for a state senate seat that encompasses western San Marcos and Hays County, Campbell and Wentworth were the top attractions at a North Hays County Republican Group program this weekend at a church in Dripping Springs, a GOP stronghold.
On primary Election Day in Hays County in May, Campbell won more than 52 percent, 4,368 votes, against her two better-funded opponents, Wentworth and former Texas Railroad Commission chair Elizabeth Ames Jones. Bolstered by a strong showing in his native San Antonio, Wentworth pulled off a modest plurality districtwide but fell far short of an outright majority. He now faces Campbell in a second round of voting in the July 31 runoff election.
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