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#1 Senate District 25
Republican Jeff Wentworth (incumbent) is battling well funded Republican opponents Donna Campbell and Elizabeth Ames Jones.
#2 Senate District 9
Republicans Kelly Hancock and Todd Smith are seeking election for the seat of Chris Harris, who is retiring.
#3 Senate District 30
Republican Craig Estes hopes to hold onto his seat vs. a strong opponent, Jim Herblin. This race is already getting hot.
#4 Senate District 11
Republican incumbent Mike Jackson is running for Congress, causing a tight race between three Republican hopefuls: Daniel McCool, Dave Norman, and Larry Taylor.
#5 Senate District 4
Former GOP senator Mike Galloway is running for office again, this time in an intense primary with Tommy Williams, Republican incumbent from the Woodlands.
#6 Senate District 3
Tea Party leader from East Texas, Tammy Blair is fighting incumbent GOP senator Robert Nichols.
#7 Senate District 5
Steve Ogden, some say the most powerful senator in our state, is retiring. His absence opens a seat that is currently sought by two Republicans – Charles Schwertner and Ben Bius.
#8 Senate District 31
Randy Rives is up against Republican incumbent Kel Selinger. Rives is taking the election up a notch in intensity as he accuses Selinger of not being able to pass a conservative litmus test.