Report for Texas lobbyists and consultants from Capitol Inside on Senate Races of note for the 2012 Fall elections.
We offer a greatly summarized list of interesting state senate races from Mike Hailey’s Capitol Inside. For details, you must subscribe to Capitol Inside.
#1 Senate District 25
Incumbent Republican Jeff Wentworth seeking re-election against well funded opponents Donna Campbell and Elizabeth Ames Jones.
#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
Republican Craig Estes is seeking re-election against a tough opponent – Jim Herblin – in a race that is already heating up.
#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 Republican senator Mike Galloway initiates a primary fight with Tommy Williams, incumbent from the Woodlands.
#6 Senate District 3
Incumbent Republican Robert Nichols opposed by East Texas Tea Party leader 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 Ben Bius.
#8 Senate District 31
Republican Kel Selinger is seeking re-election against Randy Rives, who accuses Selinger of failing a conservative litmus test.