Wentworth Lawsuit May Proceed, Judge Rules

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s defamation lawsuit against his former primary challenger Elizabeth Ames Jones may proceed, a Bexar County judge ruled Thursday. 

Despite what many expected, Wentworth, R-San Antonio, will not face Jones in July's runoff election; Jones came in third on May 29 after Donna Campbell, an emergency room doctor who was far outspent in the SD-25 primary.

Before the primary, Wentworth filed suit against Jones, alleging that she had committed libel and slander by running campaign ads that said he had double-billed his campaign and the state for expenses related to air and car travel ...

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