Haldenwang, who won by more than 10 percentage points, will run against Irving Republican state Rep. Linda Harper-Brown in November. Democrats nearly snapped up the seat in 2008; after a recount Bob Romano lost to Harper-Brown by 19 votes — out of nearly 40,000 cast.
Harper-Brown “was able to survive the 2008 tidal wave, and it made her realize she’s going to have to run an even harder campaign in 2010,” Dallas County Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Neerman said last month. “I don’t think the race will be nearly as close this time.”
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