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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Judges, Texas lawmakers, and a pair of newcomers earned medicine’s support for the 2012 primary elections at the TEXPAC Board of Directors meeting. The list includes four judicial candidates, eight incumbent state senators, and 18 sitting state House members. Of interest:

  • We are backing John Raney (R-College Station) in tomorrow’s House District 14 runoff election. The winner will serve the remaining term of Rep. Fred Brown (R-College Station), who resigned.
  • The TEXPAC board voted unanimously to endorse Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) in House District 9 against an unfriendly incumbent who has developed a particularly egregious antiphysician, antipatient record during his tenure.
  • House Speaker Joe Strauss (R-San Antonio) picked up TEXPAC’s endorsement.
This adds to the list of TEXPAC endorsements for primary races, which already includes Gov. Rick Perry’s run for president, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s bid for the U.S. Senate, and a record number of TMA and TMA Alliance members’ campaigns for Congress and the legislature. More endorsements will come in January, after the U.S. Supreme Court clears up the ongoing uncertainty over the maps for legislative and congressional districts in the 2012 elections.

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