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Texas GOP comptroller race too close to call

By Victoria Advocate
March 5, 2014 at 3:05 a.m.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican race for comptroller is too close to call.

State Sen. Glenn Hegar of Katy leads Kerrville state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran by nearly 25 percent. But as of Wednesday morning, he was falling just short of capturing a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's primary.

The race also featured tea party activist Debra Medina, who finished third, and former state Rep. Raul Torres of Corpus Christi.

Hegar could win outright, or head to a May 27 runoff with Hilderbran.

Whoever is the GOP nominee will be a heavy favorite in November. Houston businessman Michael Collier was unopposed for the Democratic nomination Tuesday.

Susan Combs, the state's current chief financial officer, is not seeking re-election. She drew criticism from both parties over revenue projections that underestimated state spending power.

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