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With 4 Candidates in Health Care, Senate Race Stirs Unique Debate

Top row, left to right: Jon Cobb, Brent Mayes, Dawn Buckingham. 
Bottom row, left to right: Reed Williams, Susan King,  Ryan Downton.
Top row, left to right: Jon Cobb, Brent Mayes, Dawn Buckingham. Bottom row, left to right: Reed Williams, Susan King, Ryan Downton.

In a Republican primary cycle dominated by talk of illegal immigration and national security, four of six candidates for an open state Senate seat have ties to the health care industry. The candidates are talking at length about issues not coming up in other races, like boosting Medicaid payments and improving health care access.

The Governor's Mansion, Austin, Texas.
The Governor's Mansion, Austin, Texas.

Historic Governor's Mansion to Be Tweaked for Abbott

The first Texas governor to use a wheelchair will soon move into a governor’s mansion built 134 years before the Americans with Disabilities Act required accessibility for the disabled. But thanks to an arsonist’s Molotov cocktail, the 1856 mansion needs only minor fixes before the January arrival of Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.