LUMBERTON, Tex. — GOP voters in Hardin County might be scratching their heads this primary season.
The tortured redistricting process this year put them in a new district, and now two members of the Texas House are competing for their support: James White, a freshman who swept into office with the Tea Party in 2010, and Mike Hamilton, a nine-year veteran who leads the House Licensing Committee.
And the candidates are circulating two very similar mailers, citing the same source, each accusing the other of being the “second-most liberal” Republican in the Texas House.
Turns out that at two different times ...