As Prospects Fizzle, Wentworth Plans Return to Senate

Perhaps a made-up word — “mavericky” — may be the most appropriate way to describe state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio. After six terms in the Senate, the 70-year-old has earned a reputation as someone whose stubborn adherence to principle leads him to buck his own party and lock horns with leadership, sometimes to the detriment of his legislative priorities. “I don’t cow easily by anybody,” he says. “I don’t care whether I’m re-elected or not. I’m gonna do in the brief time I have in public office what I think is right, and if that goes against ...

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