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Nail-Biter in Senate District 25
Looks like it could be bad news for incumbent State Senator Jeff Wentworth, whose District 25 covers part of Austin.
With just under eight percent of precincts reporting, Wentworth is locked in a three-way battle with challengers Donna Campbell and Elizabeth Ames Jones. Wentworth has locked up 36 percent. Campbell and Ames Jones have secured 32 percent each.
A former railroad commissioner, Ames Jones resigned her post in February to run in the state senate primary. Clashes between Wentworth and Ames Jones, including the former’s lawsuit against the latter, and an anti-Wentworth website squatting at jeffwentworth.com reflect the tough tenor of the campaign.
Those clashes may have created breathing room for Campbell, who ran against Lloyd Doggett in 2010.