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Monday, March 8, 2010

PERRY HEADS LONG LIST OF TEXPAC-ENDORSED WINNERS IN PARTY PRIMARIES

From perennial victors to newcomers, TEXPAC-backed candidates either won or will go on to compete in the April 13 runoff in 90 percent of the challenged primary races where we endorsed a medicine-friendly candidate. Among the highlights:

  • Gov. Rick Perry easily won the Republican nomination for his reelection;
  • Georgetown surgeon Charles Schwertner, MD, clinched the open seat in State House District 20 by winning the GOP nomination for a race in which there is no Democratic opponent in the fall;
  • Judge Al Scoggins of Ennis defeated incumbent Justice Felipe Reyna of Waco in his bid to gain a seat on the 10th Court of Appeals bench;
  • Susan Curling, MD, an anesthesiologist from Humble, is in the runoff for State House District 127;
  • TMA members U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), won renomination to Congress; Sen. Robert Deuell, MD (R-Greenville), won his party primary for the Texas Senate; and
  • State Reps. Mark Shelton, MD (R-Fort Worth), and John Zerwas, MD (R-Richmond), won their party’s nod to return to the Texas House of Representatives; and

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