Huffines Will Challenge Carona in SD-16 Primary

Dallas developer Donald Huffines will challenge state Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, in next year’s Republican primary, he said Monday.

Huffines, a real estate developer who said he has never run for public office, repeatedly called Carona “too liberal for the district” in a short interview, and said he will run on a set of issues that includes term limits, immigration, transportation and economic development.

Asked why he decided to run, Huffines said, “I’m tired of being on the sidelines.”

The Huffines name is well known in Dallas. The candidate’s grandfather, father and now his brother have operated ...

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