RRC: Porter Leads Carillo by Wide Margin
An upset seems likely if not certain in the Republican primary for Railroad Commissioner. Victor Carrillo, the incumbent, is trailing challenger David Porter by 21 percent with nearly 80 percent of precincts counted.
Challenger David Porter appears on his way to soundly defeating Victor Carrillo, the incumbent, in the Republican primary race for railroad commissioner.
Carrillo is chairman of the energy-regulating Texas Railroad Commission and won his current term to that office in 2004, after a runoff. But he appears destined for a loss tonight. Porter has garnered nearly 60 percent of the vote with more than two-thirds of precincts reporting.
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