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Monday, December 14, 2009

PAIR OF DOCS NOT A PARADOX FOR TEXPAC; BOTH BASALDUA AND CURLING WIN ENDORSEMENT

What do you do when two active TMA and TEXPAC members both decide to seek the same open Texas House of Representatives seat and both want your endorsement? With advice from local physician leaders, the TEXPAC Board of Directors took the Solomonic approach and came out behind both candidates. Two Kingwood physicians — anesthesiologist Susan Curling, MD, and family physician Martin Basaldua, MD — have filed to fill the North Houston seat of retiring State Rep. Joe Crabb (R-Atascocita). The TEXPAC decision came after Harris County members of the TEXPAC board recommended the dual endorsement in the race for House District 127. We urge physicians and alliance members to get behind both candidates and do what you can — financially or otherwise — to help them. With a crowded field in the March 2 Republican primary, there likely will be a runoff in April. TEXPAC is focused on electing physicians, and this race give us two great opportunities.

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